A gritty drama from Chris Higgins about tangled relationships and the danger of manipulation.
'My boyfriend could get into trouble if he gets caught. He could go to jail.' I moan softly. 'So could I.'
'Anything you tell me is completely confidential.' I sigh deeply. What have I got to lose? 'I wouldn't know where to begin.'
'At the beginning?' she says. 'In your own words.'
So that's what I do. I start at the beginning like she says.
The day I met Suzie.
Indigo (Indie) rings the Samaritans. She is frightened and desperate with no one to turn to. Over the course of one long night, Indie tells her story to the person on the end of the phone. She realises that her friend Suzie has taken over her home, her friends, her work, her boyfriend - and her life. After every few chapters we are brought back to the present moment, and see how piecing the story together helps Indie progress towards resolution.
Before writing her first novel, Chris Higgins taught English and Drama for many years in secondary schools. Chris has worked at the Minack, the open-air theatre on the cliffs near Lands End. She now writes full time. Chris loves to travel and has lived and worked in Australia as well as hitchhiking to Istanbul and across the Serengeti Plain. She was born and brought up in South Wales, but now lives in the far west of Cornwall with her husband. Chris's novels deal with issues that every teenager can identify with and Chris won a number of awards including YoungMinds, the Lancashire book award, the KYBA and has been twice nominated for Queen of Teen.
A gripping read from start to finish — Birmingham Post
PRAISE FOR CHRIS HIGGINS:
'This is another great novel by Chris Higgins ... The story moves at a fast pace and is full of drama that always keeps you turning the pages.'
A real teenage page-turner ... Fans of Chris Higgins (shortlisted for the Queen of Teen award) will love this latest drama — Sunday Express
'This story captured my interest from the beginning and I was thrilled that it got better and better as I read. The author packs a great deal into this average-length teen book and every page had me wanting a little bit more. The characters in the story are superb: well fleshed out, with authentic voices for their age (and nationality).' — The Book Bag
'Chris Higgins gives her loyal audience another tremendously enjoyable read in Love Ya Babe. She has a light touch and an easy style that absorbs you right from the very start.' — The Bookbag
'This a funny, interesting, heart-warming story.' — Chicklish
'... exciting and engaging and its a hard one to put down when youve started.' — The Bookbag
A thundering good read — The Cornishman
A touching tale of romance, friendship & family — Publishing News
A poignant novel... A moving, honest & most of all positive story about friendship, family & trust. Will make you laugh and cry. — Shop! Scotland
A touching debut — First News
'Another authentic drama for young teens.' — The Bookseller
cannot fail to grip... a nail-biting page-turner. — Cornishman
Full of menace and suspense, this is a compulsive read with bags of teen appeal. — Peters Gazette
Will keep you gripped from start to finish. — Western Morning Series
A novel affording considerable insight into the maelstrom of adolescent infatuation and its accompanying traumas. — School Librarian