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Life was tragic enough before this spring started. With a distinct lack of boobage and an arse so big that birds of prey could nest within its shadows, Jess Jordan is saddled with the Goddess Flora for a best friend, a Britney Spears look-alike so gorgeous that one grain of her divine dandruff could make the blind see again. Jess knows that her soul mate is Ben Jones, a divine mixture of Leonardo diCaprio, Prince William, and Brad Pitt who oozes mystery and charisma. But the campaign to get Ben to notice her brings on a cavalcade of mortification and disaster, including, but not limited to, a minestrone soup explosion that takes place in her bra and a schoolwide viewing of a videotape that features a topless Jess referring to her breasts as “Bonnie” and “Clyde.”

Meanwhile, Jess’s death-obsessed Granny moves into her bedroom, along with her grandfather’s remains; her hypochondriac dad, who sends her daily “horrorscopes” like “You will fall asleep with your mouth open, and a family of earwigs will move in,” acts strange about Jess staying with him this summer; and her longtime friend Fred, a television violence addict and closet thumbsucker, has decided that he can’t stand being around her. Jess is determined to make things right . . . but with her offbeat sense of humor and her wildly active imagination, things get complicated along the way.

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Synopsis:

Saddled with beautiful Fiona as a best friend, Jess Jordan launches a campaign to get her would-be soul mate Ben to notice her, and instead brings on a cavalcade of mortification and disaster, not the least of which is a minestrone explosion in her bra and a school-wide viewing of a videotape that features a topless Jess referring to her breasts and Bonnie and Clyde. Reprint.

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Fifteen-year-old Jess, living with her mum, separated from her father in Cornwall, and with a best friend who seems to do everything perfectly, finds her own assets through humor.

About the Author

Sue Limb’s writing career started in London around 1980, with various assignments for magazines and newspapers, and her first radio work, Big and Little, which won a Sony Award for Best Children’s Programme.

Her children’s books include Big and Little, China Lee, Me Jane, Big Trouble, and Mr Loopy and Mrs Snoopy. Come Back, Grandma is published by Random House UK and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. The author lives in England.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307433435
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Girls & Women
Author:
Limb, Sue
Author:
Sue Limb
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050510
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
7-11
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Age Level:
12-16

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Humor
Children's » Situations » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

Girl, 15, Charming but Insane
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Product details 240 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780307433435 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Saddled with beautiful Fiona as a best friend, Jess Jordan launches a campaign to get her would-be soul mate Ben to notice her, and instead brings on a cavalcade of mortification and disaster, not the least of which is a minestrone explosion in her bra and a school-wide viewing of a videotape that features a topless Jess referring to her breasts and Bonnie and Clyde. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Fifteen-year-old Jess, living with her mum, separated from her father in Cornwall, and with a best friend who seems to do everything perfectly, finds her own assets through humor.
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