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First love

First love

Patterson, James, 1947- author; Illingworth, Sasha, illustrator; Raymond, Emily, 1972- author

When Axi Moore decides to take a road trip across the US, the only person she wants to go with her is her best friend Robinson - who she also happens to be secretly in love with. She's planned it all out, and all he has to do is say yes. Axi has had a tough life: her little sister died young, her mother walked out and her father turned to the bottle for comfort. Her parents escaped their grief in their own ways; this trip will be hers

Hardback, Book. English. General. Young adult fiction. Teenage Fiction. Fiction 13+.
Illustrated edition
Published London: Young Arrow, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: James Patterson and Emily Raymond
Edition statement: photographs by Sasha Illingworth.
ISBN: 0099567660, 9780099567660
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Note: Previous edition: London: Century, 2014.
Physical Description: 309 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm

Author note

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past eight years in a row. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James is the proud sponsor of the World Book Day Award and has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.