• Young Adult

    Scars of Youth: a Love Story

    A girl with inner demons. A younger boy full of hope. An uncaring and uncertain future. Jessica Fowler is a seventeen year-old girl entering her senior year at a boarding school in Switzerland. She has a tragic past, but she’s left her demons behind, and is now ready for a bright new future. What she never expects to find on her first day of school, however, is Kyle. He’s young. Too young. But the more she fights her attraction to him, the bigger her crush becomes. And, besides, how can she compete with Kyle’s best-friend, the Beautiful Girl, who has known him for years? Kyle Andersen is only fifteen, a sophomore and a new student at the boarding school. Having left his tiny American compound and school behind in Saudi Arabia, he arrives in Switzerland eager to start a new life. What he doesn’t expect, however, is to hopelessly fall for a much older girl. How could such a cool girl ever return his feelings when she has older, more mature boys to choose from? Jessica and Kyle begin their journey together, a path paved with first love, betrayal, and acceptance. Ultimately, however, Jessica must graduate and leave Kyle behind. Will their love last? Or will life tear them apart forever? What readers are saying about the Scars of Youth series: ★★★★★ "The characters are excellent, … and the plot shows a scary if probably accurate insight into the teen mind."★★★★★ “I loved the characters, I loved the way this author didn’t shy away from all the taboos of young people even if the setting was in the 80’s”★★★★★ “This was one of the best books I’ve read this year … The characters were engaging and complex. And I love that a man wrote this.”★★★★★ “If you want an easy read, with strong character development, with a more mature rendering of youthful love, with the ability to transport any age back to the time of their first love, then this is the book for you.”★★★★ “The voices were believable as teenagers, and the dialog in particular was well-written.”★★★★★ “The writing style is nice, the story line is really good, the characters are well formed. I think anyone can enjoy this book if they go in with an open mind.”★★★★ “The characters were the crowning glory of this tale; credible, likable and perfectly written in terms of dialogue and mindset.”★★★★★ “This is an amazingly well-written book, full of emotion, heartbreak and love. It was beautiful, and it made cry and laugh.” Q – Who is Scars of Youth’s Target Audience? Scars of Youth is a novel meant for older teens and mature readers who enjoy stories about young love and second chances. This story deals with mature topics such as underage sex/drinking and features mildly suggestive sexual language. Discretion is advised.