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

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."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Shows that LGBTQ+ teens experience many of the same issues when falling in love that non-LGBTQ+ do."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"A sweet and uplifting novel for reluctant readers."

Kirkus Reviews

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