Write a Love Story!

Aaaahhhh, finally time for a classic Love story.

Picture prompt: Write a story about this image of a lovely couple and win amazing books



The winner will get these four books: Closer and Vintage by Maxine Linell, The Tolpuddle Boy Transported to Hell and Back by Alan James Brown and The Secret World of Polly Flint by Helen Cresswell.

About Closer:

You wouldn’t mess with Mel. She doesn't care about much, but when things go wrong at home, she cares. She has to find out what’s going on. It’s not a choice. And when she finds out, everything in her life falls apart. And everything has to change. 

Closer is a difficult story that needs to be told, a story about what happens when a dad gets too close. But most of all, it’s a story about Mel – funny, outrageous, emotional, brave. You won’t forget her.


About Vintage:

Holly and Marilyn are both 16. Holly is dissatisfied with life. She hangs round with her gay best friend Kyle and tries to avoid her mother as much as possible. Meanwhile Marilyn sleeps in rollers and dresses like her mother and does what she is told. Holly fancies the guy who has just moved in opposite, but Marilyn is not sure about sex at all. Holly lives in 2009, Marilyn lives in 1962 – the same house. Just suppose they swapped places...

A fresh and funny novel about freedom, expectations and how, just maybe, you can be what you want to be.

About The Tolpuddle Boy Transported to Hell and Back:

It is 1834 and James Brine is bound for Australia on a convict ship. His crime is joining with other men to ask for fair pay. His punishment is transportation – seven long years far from everything he knows and loves. Can James survive the hardships of convict life? And will he ever see his beloved Elizabeth again?

"I really enjoyed reading this novel" - TEEN TITLES



About The Secret World of Polly Flint:

"Have they told you?" His voice was lowered now, he was speaking of secrets to be told.

"Told me? What?"
"Of the lost village..."

As soon as she arrives in Wellow, Polly Flint knows there is magic in the place. And she should know because she is an unusual girl who can see things others can't.

Polly Flint seems to be able to call up a village that had disappeared from the face of the earth - and the people who lived in it, as they slip in and out of time.


The Rules:

We will use your own votes (likes, reads, favourite lists) to shortlist and from the top 10 we will choose the winner, who will receive these four books.

AND as suggested by you guys we will also pronounce a 1st and 2nd runner up!


Thank you to Five Leaves Publications for the prizes!



PS: The editor at Five Leaves are quite impressed with your work. I'm sure they will be following this competition, and if they like it, they might want to do a competition with us and provide the judges - we might even get them to give the winner an interview with the editor. Not to put any pressure on you or anything!

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