A witty debut novel, written with devastating accuracy and unerring comic timing. Thirteen-year-old Neil Flack is obsessed. He wants to send a Valentine card to the strangely beautiful, and completely unattainable, Adele. Although they are in the same grade at school they've never spoken; in fact Neil is not quite sure she even knows he exists. But all of that is about to change. It so happens that his best friend, Brendan, likes Adele's friend, and together they lay their plans. Inspired by the Sweet Valley High novels he consumes in deepest secrecy, Neil decides to compose a poem and send it to his loved one. Written straight from the heart it is a poem like no other, and is destined to send to Adele -- like the romantic heroine she so obviously isn't -- into his arms. But will it work? Saint Valentine is a wise and witty novel. A must-read for anyone who's ever been a teenager. Nicholas Tomlinson is a 29-year-old former teacher, former singing waiter and former actor who is currently a learning mentor in a girls' school in Birmingham. This is his first novel.