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The Love Interest

Title

The Love Interest

Authors

Cale Dietrich

Publisher

Feiwel & Friends

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781250107138

Pages

373 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets. Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad? Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be – whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.What the boys don’t expect are feelings that are outside of their training. Feelings that could kill them both.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL620L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; Bisexuality; gay; gay teenager; bisexual; bisexual teenager

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

foster mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male; bisexual male

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, 2017; Rainbow List, 2018 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

lies; spy; plastic surgery; questioning; love triangle; duplicity; gender stereotypes; heteronormativity; scientist

Diversity Impact

direct

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