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A A Little in Love

Susan E. Fletcher

Hardcover

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Description

Inspired by Victor Hugo's classic, Les Miserables, A Little in Love beautifully conveys the heartbreaking story of street girl Eponine.

Paris, 1832A girl lies alone in the darkness, clutching a letter to her heart. Eponine remembers being a child: her swing and the peach tree, and the baby brother she loved. But mostly she remembers being miserable. Taught to lie and cheat, and to hate the one girl, Cosette, who might have been her friend. Now, at sixteen, the two girls meet again, and Eponine has one more chance. But what is the price of friendship--the love of a boy?


Praise For A A Little in Love

Praise for A Little in Love:"Fletcher crafts another masterpiece based upon the classic. The entire tale will be long remembered, and is a must-read for all Les Mis fans." --SLJ, starred review"The magic of Fletcher's work is in the way she weaves in and out of Hugo's classic tale, giving a voice to one of literature's most tragic, voiceless characters." --Bookpage (online)"Les Miserables fans, this is the book you've been waiting for. The themes of friendship, romance and liberty run deep–and bonus, it's way faster to read than Victor Hugo's tome." --Metro.us"Fletcher's latest novel breathes new life into this fallen heroine to tell her tragic story of love and self-sacrifice in nineteenth-century Paris." --Booklist"[T]he deeper story about goodness and kindness is . . . carefully and compellingly told. A worthy companion book, with storytelling strong enough to interest even readers unfamiliar with the original novel or its many adaptations." --Kirkus Reviews"Accessibly and engagingly written, the book might lead readers to think in greater depth about the other issues it raises and could be enough to lure them to the original novel." --VOYAPraise for Susan Fletcher:"One of the most poetic and original voices working now."--The Guardian (UK)"Her prose is extraordinarily lyrical: haunted, dreamlike and precise . . . Fletcher's words are undeniably beautiful and her themes are profound."--The Sunday Times (UK)

Praise for A Little in Love:"Fletcher crafts another masterpiece based upon the classic. The entire tale will be long remembered, and is a must-read for all Les Mis fans." --SLJ, starred review"The magic of Fletcher's work is in the way she weaves in and out of Hugo's classic tale, giving a voice to one of literature's most tragic, voiceless characters." --Bookpage (online)"Les Miserables fans, this is the book you've been waiting for. The themes of friendship, romance and liberty run deep–and bonus, it's way faster to read than Victor Hugo's tome." --Metro.us"Fletcher's latest novel breathes new life into this fallen heroine to tell her tragic story of love and self-sacrifice in nineteenth-century Paris." --Booklist"[T]he deeper story about goodness and kindness is . . . carefully and compellingly told. A worthy companion book, with storytelling strong enough to interest even readers unfamiliar with the original novel or its many adaptations." --Kirkus Reviews"Accessibly and engagingly written, the book might lead readers to think in greater depth about the other issues it raises and could be enough to lure them to the original novel." --VOYAPraise for Susan Fletcher:"One of the most poetic and original voices working now."--The Guardian (UK)"Her prose is extraordinarily lyrical: haunted, dreamlike and precise . . . Fletcher's words are undeniably beautiful and her themes are profound."--The Sunday Times (UK)

Chicken House, 9780545829601, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2015



About the Author

Susan Fletcher is the author of several books for adults, including Eve Green, which won a Whitbread First Novel Award in the United Kingdom. A Little in Love is her first book for young adults. Susan lives in England. You can follow her on Twitter at @sfletcherauthor.