Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

Free copy left
You can read our best books
Valerie Tan would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

The Girl Who Saw Through Jem

By Valerie Tan All Rights Reserved ©

Humor / Romance

Playlist + Author's Note

Note:© Valerie 'The Girl Who Saw Through Jem'


She was Ellis. He was Jem. She was a good girl. He was a bad boy. She was polite. He was rude. She was kind. He was impulsive. She believed in God. He was an atheist. She played the piano. He smoked. She was in love. But he wasn't. One day they were brought together through their perceptions of hate, they shared a kiss, but before that they shared many arguments, for matters of the heart require time because love can take a decade and last for as long as a moment but it's still worth it.

 Warning: contains a bad boy who for once can actually think in a philosophical manner, is a prankster at heart thus inducing heartfelt laughter and make more than one people fall in love with him. Also, this isn't a happy story so don't think it gets a happy ending. This isn't a love story. It's a story about losing love.

previously called Losing Ellis, mostly because i changed my mind more than a normal white girl changes her clothes while shopping at Forever 21. sorry, that was racist. 

I hope you enjoy. :)

Also please help get this story up to 50 k views and nominate it for Wattys 2015! Please note that this story is a ROUGH DRAFT, which is why it's thoroughly unedited. 


All Of The Stars by Ed Sheeran

Style byTaylor Swift. (Justin Brytes version)

Time Bomb by All Time Low

Are You Satisfied by Marina & the DIamonds

Dangerous by The Neighbourhood

I Hate Everything About You by Three Days Grace

1 Of Those Weaks by The Neighbourhood

Sidekick by Walk The Moon

Shut Up And Dance by Walk The MOON

I Feel Like Dancing by All Time Low

Toxic by Britney Spears (Melanie Martinez version)

Bright by Echosmith

Dark Blue by Jack's Mannequin

Sugar, We're Going Down BY Fall Out Boy

Bubbly by Colbie Cailat

Believer by American Authors

Come On, Get Higher by Matt Nathanson

Drowning by The Eden Project

How To Love by Lil' Wayne (Megan Nicoles version)

She Moves In Her Own Way by the Kooks

Collide by Howie Day

Kiss Me by Ed SHeeran

Unconditionally by Katy Perry

Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

400 Lux by Lorde

Yellow by Coldplay

You And Me by Lifehouse

Tightrope by Walk The Moon

San Francisco by The Mowgii's

Tongue Tied by Grouplove

Anywhere But Here by Mayday Parade

Fearless by Taylor Swift

Best Day Of My Life by American Authors

Forget About It by All Time Low

Skinny Love by Bon Iver (Birdy Version)

Tall As Heaven by Make Out Monday

I'll Follow You Into The Dark by Death Cab For Cutie

Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home by Keira Knightley

Amnesia by 5 Seconds of Summer

Breathe by Taylor Swift

Don't You Ever Forget Me by Sleeping With Sirens

Puppet by Scribble ft. The Eden Project

Dog Days Are Over by Florence and The Machine

Not About Angels by Birdy

Scientist by Coldplay

Verge by One Republic ft Aloe Bloc

Continue Reading Next Chapter
1. Playlist + Author's Note
Further Recommendations

Jade Jez: What a wonderful, immersive book from Eliott McKay. It starts with an air of mystery, introducing main character Michaela, the clumsy teenager. From there, it whisks you off your feet and dumps you into a beautifully written world where you can almost smell and hear everything happening. I go...

Jessie: I wrote a review on fanfiction but I thought it would be fitting to write on on here too :) This story was honestly stunning. I am a budding writer myself and to read this- to FEEL this- reminded me of why I am honoured to have this passion and drive for a craft that is just so raw and beautiful.

Prasino45: Hi! I happen to see your updated chapter on FF.NET!It happened to be about you coming onto Inkitt with this story! I've been a fan for a while! I'm a scqualphie writer myself. I ship them HARD! Love this story! I'm gonna do a reread as you said you changed some things! Glad we both made the switc...

Jordan Young: *ALERT FOR POSSIBLE SPOILERS* Where to start? I don't know how to sum up this review, this story was absolutely sensational. Brilliant. Flawless. I loved every single bit of this story, it is truly amazing. I read this story in fifteen hours, it is magnificent. I loved everything about it, the p...

Jean Tryon: As a beta, I found this story outstanding!! Plot, grammar, phraseology, etc Rachel gives us it all. She takes the story into the future from where due South ends. She is an exacting and thoughtful author.

Alex Rushmer: This was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it a lot Malfoy was always one of the characters that I liked a lot, so I like that a lot of this happens between him and Colette. I read the first couple chapters, and I enjoyed your writing style and am excited to see where you take this story. My com...

Julia Summers PA: Reading this now. It's fun, hilariously fabulous yet taste of what you desire in a unusual read. I will post an actual review when I am finished. But so far loving the flow and the story seems to keep me drawn

summerstone: Seriously this is one of the best books I've ever read. The plot is intriguing, I love the narrative style. Its very descriptive and unique, with minimal cliches. It makes for a great read and the sequels are amazing. Totally worth reading. ^^ That's me trying to be professional. But in all hones...

PurpleInkling: Hippocrite is spelt hypocrite.Also it is an awesome story! A good one after so long. I was hoping someone would write a good fanficiton playing off what Ron said at the station. You are doing a remarkable job. It would have been interesting if Albus had also ended up in Ravenclaw though that mig...

More Recommendations

Jenn Deering: This is a go-to story for when you're needing a little happiness in your life. It's well-crafted, and characters are true to their show-selves. The pace is right, there are minimal grammatical errors, and the plot is fresh.

RiverSong: So, at first glance, I thought this was just going to be like any other werewolf book out there that you could find on Wattpad, but I was intrigued enough with the little bloop that I wanted to read more. Following that weird thing that I call curiosity, I found this thing called an obsession. Th...

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

Fashakin Michael: I have looked for the right word to describe this piece of Art but I concluded with "Wow!" Every chapter held me glue till the last and the book is just the reflection of our environment with its reaction. Though the writeup is not far from what happens in home but the writer was able to hold me ...

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral stories!

FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"

The Cyneweard

Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral story!

Ro-Ange Olson: "Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward."