Worthy of Love

by Andre Fenton

Adrian is fed up with being bullied for his weight, but in an effort to get fit he develops an eating disorder. Will the girl he's falling for be able to set him on the right track?

Adrian Carter is a young mixed-race teen struggling with poor self-image, but he's through with 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.

About the Author

ANDRE FENTON is an award winning spoken word artist and filmmaker who has performed all across Canada while representing Halifax at national poetry slams in Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Victoria and Vancouver. He is currently on the board of the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia and a member of Spoken Word Canada. He has written a book of poetry, Ode to Teen Angst. This is Fenton's first novel. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Reviews

"It is refreshing to see body image presented from a male point of view [ ... Fenton's voice is one needed in Canadian YA literature."
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"This book explores the complexities of relationships, self-image and self-harm in a way that feels very open and honest."
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"Accessible and engaging, full of honest feeling."
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