- Series: Lorimer Real Love
- Imprint: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
- Publication Date: 16 February 2021
- Copyright Year: 2021
- ISBN: 9781459415867
- Page Count: 184
- Dimensions: 5.3" x 7.5"
- Interest ages: 13-18
- Reading level: Grade 3
The Love Code
by Mette Bach
A lesbian teen romance set in the competitive world of technology and robotics.
"A sweet and uplifting novel for reluctant readers." — Kirkus Reviews
Astrid is a teen living in Vancouver who has lost everything: her girlfriend to a guy and her social status when her parents lose their jobs. Determined to make her way into university, she joins a robotics club hoping to make contacts and win a scholarship but also finds the love of her life. The Love Code tells the story of a relatable teen navigating the contemporary world of women working in STEM careers within a changing economy.
About the Author
METTE BACH is the author of the Lorimer SideStreets novels Femme and Killer Drop (named a Best Book for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children's Book Centre) and the Real Love titles Love Is Love, You're You, Cinders and Charming. She has taught ESL to high-school students and currently works at a drop-in resource centre. Mette lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
"LGBTQ+ teens will easily be able to see themselves in the story."
"Shows that LGBTQ+ teens experience many of the same issues when falling in love that non-LGBTQ+ do."
"A sweet and uplifting novel for reluctant readers."
Two frenemies become lovers in this story of Queer joy and playful romance.$14.99, PaperbackInterest ages: 13-18Reading level: Grade 3Lexile Reading Level: HL550L
A same-sex romance that explores what happens when love online and in the real world collide.$8.99, PaperbackInterest ages: 13-18Reading level: Grade 3Overweight and unhappy, Emmy is surprised when Jude is interested in her. Jude is transgender and Emmy has to decide if she can to put her own true self on the line for real love.$27.99, HardcoverInterest ages: 13-18Reading level: Grade 4Lexile Reading Level: 570LA young gay man finds the courage to stand up for himself in an LGBTQ twist on Romeo and Juliet. Romeo gives Julian the strength to face his depression and take a stand against homophobia.$27.99, HardcoverInterest ages: 13-18Reading level: Grade 4Lexile Reading Level: HL660L