Worthy of Love

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

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.

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Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Young Adult
Category Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2019
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Formac
Language English
Number of Pages 200
Publication Date 2019-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF058090, YAF058220, YAF058040
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
Lexile 590
Features Author/Illustrator biography

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.