I Love You, I Love You, I Love You: Unabridged edition

By Laura Dockrill, Read by Laura Dockrill

It’s the year 2000. I’m fourteen. I’m trying really hard to be a grunger right now. There were rumours the world was going to end. It hasn’t as of yet but I still have reasons to believe that was true.

‘I loved it, I loved it, I loved it!’ Dawn O’Porter

‘Very funny. I Love You, I Love You, I Love You bursts with energy.’ Matt Haig

‘A spectacular, funny portrayal of being young and in love.’ Woman & Home

‘A brilliant, nostalgic read.’ Closer

‘An ode to the bittersweet feeling of first love.’ Woman’s Own

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Ella and Lowe are teenagers when they first meet in summer 2000. For her, it’s love at first sight. But it’s safest to love from afar, where the friendship zone is her safety net and she can’t get hurt.

Certain that the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen couldn’t possibly feel the same, Ella counts herself lucky to have him as her best friend. Over the next fifteen years they share everything: bottles of cider and cigarettes in the rain, gossip and laughter, grief and fear.

But every time Lowe kisses another girl, Ella feels her heart break just that little bit more. She’ll have to choose whether it’s enough to be just friends with the love of her life, or if she’s prepared to let the terrifying, beautiful, all-consuming truth come to light.

From a unique new voice in adult fiction, I Love You, I Love You, I Love You is a glorious nostalgia trip for anyone who has ever known the exquisite pain and pleasure of first love.

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‘So visceral, nostalgic, mucky, heartbreaking and bittersweet. Just DELICIOUS.’ Kirsty Capes

‘A transporting, technicolour plunge into first, and enduring, love.’ Sophie Dahl

‘Glorious and tender, evocative and heart nourishing.’ Salena Godden

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Readers LOVE I Love You, I Love You, I Love You

‘The nostalgic book of my dreams’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I was crying along to their heartache and cheering along to their triumph’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘So beautifully written’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I laughed so much!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Hilarious, heart-breaking and swoon-worthy’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Format: Audio-Book
Release Date: 20 Jun 2024
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-858703-1
Detailed Edition: Unabridged edition
Laura Dockrill is an award-winning children’s author, illustrator, script-writer and performance poet who has been shortlisted for the Waterstones’ Book of the Year prize and twice been nominated for the Carnegie Medal. As a poet she is a poet-in-residence for Radio 1. As a script-writer she co-wrote Goldfish which was nominated for the BAFTA for Best British Short in 2020. As a playwright her work has been seen at the Bush Theatre, the Royal Festival Hall and the Young Vic, and she has published an adult memoir called What Have I Done? which detailed her struggles with post-partum psychosis and for which she is now writing a TV series script.She is on the advisory panel at The Ministry Of Stories, was the writer in residence for Booktrust and has judged many literary prizes. She is also the founder of ‘This Is Not a Female Tribe’, a networking session for women in the arts. She grew up in Brixton, attended the Brit School and still lives in London with her husband and son.

‘Laura writes fiction like the poet that she is. No line wasted, every word perfectly placed. The kind of relatable attention to detail that will have you wondering if she stole your teenage diaries and rewrote them with clever insights and laugh out loud humour. I'm not sure I've read a book so perfectly observed. It's every woman's story of the highs and lows of falling in love, perseverance and self preservation. It will have you reaching for your phone to check in on the one that got away, just in case there is a chance. It's a reminder that True Love can really exist. It's a real skill to create a character who is as wild as she is sensible, as chaotic as she is together, as safe as she is dangerous. Ella was perfectly drawn, I rooted for her the whole way. I've been waiting for a book to make me laugh this much. I loved it, I loved it, I loved it! Laura is going to take adult fiction by storm, I can't wait to see what comes next.’ -

DAWN O’PORTER -

'Laura Dockrill is a delicious writer and I Love You, I Love You, I Love You is glorious and tender, evocative and heart nourishing. I love this author and I love this beautiful book.' -

SALENA GODDEN -

'Very funny. I Love You, I Love You, I Love You bursts with energy.' -

MATT HAIG -

‘An absolutely gorgeous book. So visceral, nostalgic, mucky, heartbreaking and bittersweet. Laura captures that weird pocket of time so perfectly: before smartphones, MySpace and calling your mates on the house phone and shag bands and Green Day and all those insecurities and the sharpness of every new experience and feeling. Just DELICIOUS.’ -

KIRSTY CAPES -

'It's a transporting, technicolour plunge into first, and enduring, love. As ever, Laura Dockrill's voice is entirely her own. She writes from the inside out and it's beautiful.' -

SOPHIE DAHL -

'A nostalgic journey through the highs and lows of first love.' -

GUARDIAN -