Worthy of Love
Adrian Carter is a young mixed-race teen struggling with poor self-image, but he’s tired of being bullied for his weight. Adrian decides to shed the pounds, no matter what it takes. When he meets and falls for Mel Woods, a confident and sensible girl with a passion for fitness, his motivation to change leads him to take dangerous measures. When Mel confronts Adrian about his methods of weight loss he is left trying to find a balance between the number on the scale and wondering if he’ll ever be worthy of love.
|Interest Level||Grade 9 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Category||Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Number of Pages||200|
Author: Andre Fenton
Andre Fenton is an award-winning author, spoken word artist, and arts educator. His work focuses on race, self-esteem, and creating more representation and diversity in young adult fiction. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.