- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Bodley Head (5 Sept. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1782300201
- ISBN-13: 978-1782300205
- Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 3.7 x 22.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 948,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Hurt Hardcover – 5 Sep 2013
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"it was better than I ever thought it could be! I will definitely be recommending this to friends!" (Young reviewer on Guardian Children's Books)
"Hurt is a emotionally draining rollercoaster with amazing characters, shocking revelations, a beautiful love story and a phenomenal and heart-stopping ending . . . a thrilling masterpiece that will leave you breathless." (The Reader Lines blog)
"This book is so intense it almost hurts to read . . . It has a genuine feel of Sylvia Plath's mental health classic The Bell Jar." (Jill Murphy, The Bookbag)
"I was blown away by the emotion in Tabitha Suzuma’s writing." (So Many Books, So Little Time)
"A turbulent and affecting read that will linger long in the minds and imaginations of readers." (Jake Hope, Droplets of Ink)
A new thrilling, emotional novel for teenagers from award-winning author, Tabitha Suzuma.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
The first 50 pages and the last 50 pages of 'Hurt' are brilliant. There's a lot of things going on, a lot of mystery and intrigue and I ploughed through these pages like nobody's business. The middle three hundred pages weren't quite as interesting as I would've liked. I was incredibly confused during a lot of passages as we are kept in the dark about Matheo's secret and there really isn't any indication as to what has befallen him. This was incredibly frustrating as Mattie's routine of acting out and then apologising didn't feel like a build up, but a sort of endless repetition.Read more ›
Without giving too much away, Mathéo is the troubled protagonist who knows something terrible happened to him after a diving competition but he can't remember what. He slowly becomes more and more distant to his friends and family- lashing out to those who love him most. As the story progresses he realise he has to make a choice between his girlfriend, Lola, or telling the truth about what happened that night.
There were lots of thing I really loved about the book. Matt's little brother Loïc was my favourite character. He was only eight and yet he was the first person to guess there was something wrong with his big brother. He also provided some innocence in what would otherwise be a very dark book.
The plot twists in this book were incredible. I frequently found my mouth hanging open and myself exclaiming 'Tabitha how could you do this to me?!' Bare in mind I don't know Tabitha Suzuma so talking to her like an old friend was probably a little odd but not as weird as me talking to the book like she could somehow hear me though it. My sister looked at me with genuine worry and explained that I was holding a book not a telephone.
And the ending... oh golly the ending was superb. I finished the book at three in the morning (once I got into the story I HAD to find out what happened) and when I had finished it had a little cry... or a big cry... Don't tell anyone...Read more ›
This is a YA contemporary novel from British author Tabitha Suzuma, who I admit I hadn't come across before, though now I've discovered that she's known for her powerful and touching works of fiction. If I'd known that before hand, maybe I would have been more prepared for this!
I'm finding it really hard to describe the experience of reading this book and do it any justice. I've tried telling my friends about it, but just end up falling over my words because it's one of those stories that has you thinking about it for days afterwards. But, I'll do my best to be coherent!
There will be No Spoilers in this review, because even the smallest one will destroy the experience of reading it. If you're interested in reading it, PLEASE avoid any spoilers if you can.
I'll start with a brief outline of the plot. 17 year old Matheo is Britain's most promising diving champion, tipped to win gold at the Olympics the following year. He trains hard, does well at school, has a close group of friends and a girlfriend, Lola, with whom he's deeply in love. He lives a privileged life, the future looks rosy and every thing's great.
Then, one weekend he travels with his team-mates to a competition and his world starts to fall apart. He doesn't remember what happened exactly, but he knows it was devastating, he can't enjoy anything any more, doesn't even want to continue diving.
This is set up in the prologue, where Matheo wakes up in his trashed bedroom bruised and bleeding. Then we go back in time to the events before that weekend, through to his memory returning and the consequences of that.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is simply amazing, no other way to describe it. The plot twists are absolutely shocking and the writer has written it incredibly. Honestly it is absolutely amazing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by bee
I can't put into words how much I loved this book! I was hooked almost immediately and felt so attached to the main character. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Katie Prior
I knew that this book was sad, but I didn't expect it to cause a flooding!
Hurt is the super story of Matheo Walsh, Britain's top diver who is tipped off for Olympic gold at... Read more
I expected this to be good but I was caught up in the story right from the start. Hurt is beautifully written and had me rooting for the characters all the way through. Read morePublished on 2 Nov. 2013 by Kafka K
'It is not some dramatic breakdown. Rock bottom, in fact, is very mundane: it is simply an inability to see the point in anything and only wonder why on earth everything looks and... Read morePublished on 27 Sept. 2013 by A
A very ragic story written in a so emotional climate.
I do recommend it strongly.It would be an excellent film .
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I cried; plain, simple; this book is now sealed with my loving tears. SWMLT. Read more
I already know that writing this `review' is going to be a struggle, not merely because of the thousands of contrasting feelings which I am fighting in this very moment, but also... Read morePublished on 13 Sept. 2013 by Sara.
Having read Forbidden a couple of years ago I knew that Hurt would be a really emotional book. Admittedly though I struggled with both characters, there was no instant connection. Read morePublished on 11 Sept. 2013 by Luna's Little Library