If You Loved Me: True-to-Life Stories from Hamilton High

If You Loved Me: True-to-Life Stories from Hamilton High

by Marilyn Reynolds



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If You Loved Me: True-to-Life Stories from Hamilton High by Marilyn Reynolds

At 15, Lauren Riley promised herself that she would not mess up her life and would stay away from drugs and sex. But two years later, her boyfriend Brandon is pressuring her to forget that promise. Both her parents are lost to her through long-time drug addiction, but through her writing, Lauren tries to deal with her problems and discovers a deeper strength. Based on the reality of everyday high school life, and critiqued by high school students as it was written, this book accurately portrays and confronts the issues of drugs, race, sex, first love, and finding self-expression.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781885356550
Publisher: Morning Glory Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/1999
Series: Hamilton High series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Marilyn Reynolds is the author of Baby Help, But What About Me?, Too Soon for Jeff, Detour for Emmy, Telling, and Beyond Dreams. Her essays have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, and San Francisco Chronicle. She lives in Gold River, California.

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If You Loved Me: True-to-Life Stories from Hamilton High 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love love love this book! makes you feel like you know them, I hate how towards the end it leaves you wanting more to read 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i have read this book soooooo many times and i absolutely love it!!! and all of her other books ive read. i just wish i could get it on my nook..
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book I thought it was great. It felt so real. At the end when Lauren decides to forgive Tylor and give him one more chance because she thought that it was her fault that he had cheated on her. Made me really mad I think that if a girl wants to wait and if the man that she's with loves her as much as Tylor said he did. Well then he should of just waited for her and respect her decision.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I feel that this book right along with her other books that Renyolds wrote are very good. I feel that she should keep on writing and I'll keep on reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story If You Loved Me was about a young teenage girl who had a difficult life. She grew up with no mother and no father. She was raised by her grandmother. Her mother was a drug addict and her father was in his own little world, and he used drugs with Lauren's mother. [Marcia].Lauren had a hard time finding out about love. What love was and what love was about. First she went to her best friend Amber who was a excellent frend to Lauren. She loved Lauren very much. Lauren still felt that she needed love. I guess the love that Amber was dishing out to Lauren was not the kind of love that Lauren as looking for even though she cared about Amber a lot. then Lauren met this young boy named Tyler at his job. He worked at a flower shop. It ws like love at first sight. Lauren and Tyler dated for a long time. The felationship was good for a long time. Lauren even came to see as though Tyler loned her and she also felt that she loved him. Eventually, Tyler decided to ceat on Lauren and that made her question thier love for each other. Now for Lauren's grandmother. Lauren knew that her grandmother loved er very much. It's like unconditional love. Her grandma took her in with no regrets at all, and did all she could do for her. As a child, Lauren was abandond by her parents, and as a result of that, shecarried much animosity throughout her life time which often made her qestion one's love or her. I feel that this book was very good. Some parts was a bit harsh and unbelievable, but I made it through. It was like I was reading about my own life when I read this book. This is the bset book I HAVE READ IN A LONG TIME. Laurened lived a hard life and I did to but, we both are making it.So I can relae to her in many different ways. I would definitely recommend this book to another person. I would recommend this book because it is an excllent story and I do believe that it will change a lot of peoples ways of thinking, and how others handle different situations that may comfront them in thier near future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book twice and cried. It made me soo mad when Tyler could do that to Lauren I dont care how much he loved her. I cried for Lauren, I know its just a book and she's just a character but the book made it so real. I would recomend this book to any one. Very good!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book that I could read over and over again. No words can describe how great this book is. The way that Lauren and Tyler act is very believable This book made made me think and dream about my future.