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About the author:
The author, R.A. Kahn is a retired teacher.
She was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in the shadow of the beautiful Table Mountain. She is devoted to her family; loves children; nature; gardening and animals. She has been writing for children and teenagers all her adult life.
Readers are invited to visit her blog


Authored by Mrs R A Kahn

"An easy read that shows a real understanding of the issues teenagers face, particularly at school among their peers. Through Bella's interactions with her friends and adults around her, it becomes apparent that there are constructive ways of dealing with these problems. The emphasis on positivity and being able to truly listen to others sets the tone throughout the book. Leading us to feel sympathy for Deidre, the troublemaker, adds a deeper dimension to the story. This book will leave teenagers waiting for the next one. - Lynette Hampton (art teacher)

"I enjoyed this book and found it quite easy to read. I would like it to be on our reading list at school because I could relate to most of the story. I have just got my first boyfriend."

- Kim Petersen, age: 15 years (English is her second language)

"I think this book should be read by everyone in Grade 7 because it will give them an idea of what to expect in the higher grades."

- D. Louw, age: 13 years.


Bella (short for Isabella) is a high-school student who is crazy about ballet, gets top grades at school, and, most importantly is totally in love with Griffin. It sounds perfect but for one problem! Griffin is the school's first team cricket captain and Bella seriously dislikes cricket. As if finding a solution to their different interests is not enough, suddenly Bella begins receiving notes in her bag warning her that her boyfriend is cheating on her. Who is sending the notes? Why are they being sent? Is there any truth to them?

Find out what action Bella takes to resolve her problems and what surprises lie in store.

Throughout these challenges, Bella manages to continue to do well in school and in ballet exams. Find out how she does so, despite these distractions.

The book "Relationships" is an action packed novel for teenagers aged 10 - 15 years. Set in modern day South Africa, it is a gripping story that is difficult to put down. Through the different relationships that Bella encounters (with parents, sibling, friends, teachers and her first boyfriend) the reader learns important lessons. Find out how and why trust, honesty, judging others favourably, developing inner strength and more are important social skills necessary for successful living.


Praise about "Relationships"

I have read the book through three times. I enjoyed the story; it is really nice to have a sensible book which is not "preachy" and yet gets over many valuable messages to the young! A recommended read.

- Elizabeth H., a retired high school teacher

"I can't wait to get to High School. It sounds so much fun! I liked the book."

- Robyn Taylor, age: 12 years

Buy the book today and you too can discover the fun of attending high school, through the adventures, experiences and relationships of Bella.

Publication Date:
1466410701 / 9781466410701
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Coming of Age

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