Love (Fearless Series #18) [NOOK Book]

Overview


I thought I loved Sam.

He betrayed me. Now he's gone.

I thought I loved my uncle. He doesn't know what love is.

He only wants to use me.

Who's left?

Gaia doesn't know who to trust any more. She finds herself drifting further from Sam and confiding more in Ed. To keep himself out of jail, Sam ...

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Love (Fearless Series #18)

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Overview


I thought I loved Sam.

He betrayed me. Now he's gone.

I thought I loved my uncle. He doesn't know what love is.

He only wants to use me.

Who's left?

Gaia doesn't know who to trust any more. She finds herself drifting further from Sam and confiding more in Ed. To keep himself out of jail, Sam unwittingly makes a Faustian bargain with an emissary of Loki.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743422659
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 1/16/2002
  • Series: Fearless Series , #18
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 858,876
  • Age range: 16 years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Francine Pascal

Francine Pascal is one of the most popular fiction writers for teenagers today and the creator of several best-selling series, including Fearless and Sweet Valley High, which was also made into a television series. She has written several novels, including My First Love and Other Disasters, My Mother Was Never a Kid, and Love & Betrayal & Hold the Mayo. In writing her stories, Ms. Pascal is inspired by her own memories of growing up and by the experiences of her three daughters.

Francine Pascal lives in New York and the south of France.

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Chapter One

I've realized that I can sum up my entire life with the statement of two very simple facts. And when presented together, they are so ironically juxtaposed that they are either sickening or hysterical. They are proof positive -- as if proof were needed -- that my life is nothing more than somebody's cruel joke.

Fact #1: I am fearless.

Fact #2: I am always running away.

There you have it: the sum total of my existence, Gaia Moore in a hermetically sealed nutshell. Pathetic, isn't it? A fearless girl who runs away? It's on par with being a stunningly beautiful girl who has to wear a paper bag over her head or an investment-banking billionaire who lives in a trailer park.

But let's be clear here. True, I can't feel fear. This is not the same thing as being brave, however. It's not like I see myself in some Roman epic, weighted down with a hundred pounds of armor, taking on fifty lions or re-creating a glorious battle. I'm no gladiator. Gladiators were brave. Because being brave necessarily means being able to experience fear and then being able to overcome it.

But then, that's my problem, isn't it? I'm not just fearless. I'm "braveless," too.

At the very least, you'd think this little fluke in my genetics would enable me to stay in one place for a while. If I'm not afraid of anything, why the hell should I ever have to run away, right? To that end, fearlessness shouldn't prevent me from making a true friend, either. Or actually keeping a true friend. Or falling in love and staying in love. I should be able to stand my ground. I should be able to face every single crisis and tragedy in my life with complete confidence. Running away is for weak-minded cowards.

I tell myself these things. And then I tell myself: bullshit.

Because when you get right down to it, going on the run isn't about fear or bravery. It's about the one principle that applies to every creature on this planet -- from the bravest lion to the lowest forms of life, like my father or cockroaches: survival. Self-protection and self-preservation. Even the most fearless animals have a survival instinct. It's what enables them to perpetuate their species. To multiply.

And I can't be any different.

Although I have to be honest: I don't really see myself multiplying in the future. In fact, I'd say the odds of my extinction are increasing by the hour.

Copyright © 2001 by Francine Pascal

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First Chapter

Chapter One

I've realized that I can sum up my entire life with the statement of two very simple facts. And when presented together, they are so ironically juxtaposed that they are either sickening or hysterical. They are proof positive -- as if proof were needed -- that my life is nothing more than somebody's cruel joke.

Fact #1: I am fearless.

Fact #2: I am always running away.

There you have it: the sum total of my existence, Gaia Moore in a hermetically sealed nutshell. Pathetic, isn't it? A fearless girl who runs away? It's on par with being a stunningly beautiful girl who has to wear a paper bag over her head or an investment-banking billionaire who lives in a trailer park.

But let's be clear here. True, I can't feel fear. This is not the same thing as being brave, however. It's not like I see myself in some Roman epic, weighted down with a hundred pounds of armor, taking on fifty lions or re-creating a glorious battle. I'm no gladiator. Gladiators were brave. Because being brave necessarily means being able to experience fear and then being able to overcome it.

But then, that's my problem, isn't it? I'm not just fearless. I'm "braveless," too.

At the very least, you'd think this little fluke in my genetics would enable me to stay in one place for a while. If I'm not afraid of anything, why the hell should I ever have to run away, right? To that end, fearlessness shouldn't prevent me from making a true friend, either. Or actually keeping a true friend. Or falling in love and staying in love. I should be able to stand my ground. I should be able to face every single crisis and tragedy in my life with complete confidence. Running away is for weak-minded cowards.

I tell myself these things. And then I tell myself: bullshit.

Because when you get right down to it, going on the run isn't about fear or bravery. It's about the one principle that applies to every creature on this planet -- from the bravest lion to the lowest forms of life, like my father or cockroaches: survival. Self-protection and self-preservation. Even the most fearless animals have a survival instinct. It's what enables them to perpetuate their species. To multiply.

And I can't be any different.

Although I have to be honest: I don't really see myself multiplying in the future. In fact, I'd say the odds of my extinction are increasing by the hour.

Copyright © 2001 by Francine Pascal

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Tiring and Money consuming

    I love these/ this series of Fearless, but the same thing keeps happening. Good to bad, confused to unconfused, so on and son on over and over. I want to complete these books, but if each one cost $8.99, then i might not! Get to the ending already! Im at #18......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2003

    I luv it!!!!!

    Oh I absolutely loved LOVE! It's my favorite one espically the ending! Ed and Gaia are meant to be. I read Number 19 which is TWINS, and that too is my all time favorite. You guys should read this series if you haven't because it's the best book series I've ever read and normally I don't read books but these books just hooks you and you become part of the book and you never want to put it down. So READ THEM.lol.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2003

    Love Lost....and Love Found Again

    This is a great book! (Like I've done in another review I'm going to put the word Alien in place of one character's name so the book won't be spoiled for readers' and Smurf for other characters name) While Gaia find's herself moving away from Alien she and Smurf find that what they feel is more then friendship....could it be love? Gaia gears up to fight her evil uncle a shocking moment at the end of the book might end any hope of reconcilliation in the future for her and Alien, any hope of Alien having a future at all......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2002

    The fear of fearlessness

    Well this book is great first with Gaia and the runing away thing and then the thing with her and Never mind I'll let you read the book to find out for yourself. But this book is really really great and I would sa to anyone read this series its funny interesting and best of all it leaves you hanging for the next for

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2001

    Love Rox!!!

    This book was so cool! I cant belive that Sam really died, I thought they were going to be together! Well it sounds like she really wants Ed now... And I wonder if that stuff about Heather 'turning over a new leaf' is real, it just doen't sound like her. I can't wait for TWINS to come out, especially after I read the beginning at the end of LOVE. I actually thought it was Tom for a second. That stuff Loki wants to do to her is just plain wrong.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2001

    Gaia Will Prevail! (ok, that's a little TOO dramatic...)

    gaia and ed should, be together. Sam and Gaia may have been soul mates, but they just couldn't get it together. There was a definite lack of trust and communication in their relationship. I really hope that Sam ISN'T dead, but mary died and so did ella, so anything is possible. Only consider this: Ella and Mary and Katia died with Gaia near them, but Sam didn't. I wonder if that means something...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2001

    i can't wait!

    well i haven't read this yet... but i can't wait till it's out! the last 2 have really well pissed me off w/ sam dying and all! I mean come on they were MENT for each other! so he better like come back from the dead or something!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2001

    ?????

    what is this about the series ending????! it's too good to end! there has to be something new that will happen. email me w/ ur thoughts!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2001

    Great Series

    I actually haven't read Love yet, but Flee was great. Why did Sam have to die? He and Gaia are soulmates. Maybe Sam didn't die, he was just really hurt. I can't wait until Love comes out! Gaia is a really funny character!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2001

    Gaia!!!

    I know gaia is going to fall in love with ed. I just know it, I wanted them to get together forever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2001

    I can`t wait for the next and i agree with the 1st person who wrote

    I agree with , 'a reviewer'.Why`d Sam have to die????? maybe they`ll clone him instead of gaia !!??? just a thought.There will be more books i heard. At least 2 more, Love #18 and Twins #19. This series will end pretty soon it seems with sams death and a all.

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