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Love Me, Love Me Not


To embrace her future, can she shake her past?

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    8 (44 ratings)

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    7 (48 ratings)

  • Laughs

    8 (50 ratings)

  • Thrills

    8 (41 ratings)

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When Hailey Brown is removed from her home and put into foster care, all she wants is a safe, comfortable place where she can finish school and move on with her life. It’s not easy adjusting to a new school and a new life, but Mr. and Mrs. Campbell and their teenage son, Brad, welcome Hailey with open arms.

As Hailey begins to adjust to her new life, she and Brad grow closer. For the first time, Hailey feels like she might have a real shot at a future. Soon, however, Hailey realizes her relationship with Brad has crossed the line from friendship into something more. But being with Brad would mean giving up the perfect life that Hailey has waited so long to have.

Can Hailey and Brad resist the feelings that are developing between them—or will they risk it all to be together?


“Hailey Marie Brown, what am I going to do with you” Sherry says, shaking her head. She’s my social worker and was not at all happy about being woken up in the middle of the night to remove me from another foster home.

I stare at the dotted yellow lines in the road as we travel through rural North Carolina, so I don’t have to see any more disappointment on her face. I’ve known Sherry for a couple years and we’ve grown fairly close in that time. She came out to visit me and my mom on her very first day on the job and has been checking up on us regularly. She’s also the one who finally removed me from that home three days ago. For that, I’ll be eternally grateful, which only worsens the guilt I feel for what I’m putting her through.

“Chase is a negative relationship. You need to start building positive relationships,” she says.

“He’s all I have.”

“You have me.”

“It’s not the same.” Chase made me feel loved when no one else did. He came into my life when I needed him most. He’s not perfect, but who is?


"Amid a well-developed supporting cast of friends and foes, Hailey learns not just what real love could be, but also how to love and stand up for herself. ... Add this book to YA collections where teen romance is popular." —School Library Journal

"2018 has delivered some great, compelling YA contemporary books that I have been lucky enough to read, and Love Me, Love Me Not was right up there with my favorites. ... An intense, emotional read." —Smada's Book Smack

"I really loved this book! ... I highly recommend this book for fans of young adult romance. It is extremely well-written and was a very enjoyable quick read!" —The Curious Chapter

“I loved this book! Growing up as a foster sibling, I understand how skeptical a family can be. Hailey's history is real and true.” —LydiaBeach, Swoon reader

“I love how I could feel every emotion through the author’s words. I wouldn’t change anything about the book. It's an amazing book and I would recommend it to anyone!” —AnnaBanana, Swoon reader