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Half My Facebook Friends are Ferrets by J. A. Buckle
  

Half My Facebook Friends are Ferrets

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Humour, technology, friendship, a ferret called Ozzy - this book has got it all. Written in diary format there is plenty here to entertain teens with jokes, music, friendship circles and chaotic family life.

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  • Conor Kelly, age 16 - 'Funny and enjoyable. Really loved this story.' Read full review >
  • James Smart, age 13 - 'is really funny, I laughed out loud several times.' Read full review >
  • Katie Evans, age 14 - 'Overall, I found this book really enjoyable and I would highly recommend it, especially to teenagers. I would happily read it again.' Read full review >
  • Edward Dunford, age 10 - 'its continuous humour, chilling twists and epic characters really give a fascinating insight into a sixteen year old boy’s life.'
  • Ben Evans, age 11 - 'I really enjoyed this book it’s really funny and it’s easy to read! My friends and I couldn’t stop to put it down!' Read full review >
  • Rosa  Boran, age 14 - 'I really liked this book. It was really funny and a great read.  It was lifelike, realistic and an easy read too if you don't want anything challenging. I'd recommend this to any teenager.' Read full review >
  • Emily Passmore, age 12 - 'This is a really funny book, especially in the parts about ferrets!' Read full review >
  • Sarah Harper , Adult - 'A hilarious insight into the mind of a teenage misfit.  A very, very funny book which will appeal to teenagers and adults alike.' Read full review >
  • Alice Horncastle, age 13 - 'This book unfolded with cracking pace, it is as if Josh is living, his story was so realistic and I could relate to it so well-I could not put it down!' Read full review >
  • Madi Campbell, age 13 - 'This is a very funny book which I would recommend to any teenager, it is an easy read with many hilarious factors. If you want a good read which isn't too challenging, then this is the book for you.' Read full review >
  • Aimee Sweet, age 13 - 'Very lifelike and realistic, this book will make you laugh, smile, and frown in disgust (in the best way possible)' Read full review >
  • Vicki Sharman, adult - 'It's a comfortable read nothing nasty, completely innocent and simple to get into.' Read full review >

Synopsis

Half My Facebook Friends are Ferrets by J. A. Buckle

Fifteen-year-old Josh fantasises about becoming a death metal guitarist complete with tattoos, piercings and hoards of adoring fans. But it's not easy when his super-strict mom won't let him grow his hair! Luckily Josh has a way of coping with life's setbacks; it's only a diary, but it contains all Josh's hopes, dreams and frustrations (not to mention some great ideas for band names and lyrics!).

There's a lot he wants to get done before his 16th birthday, but things never turn out quite like he plans...What Josh doesn't know is that his mother also kept a diary, back about the time he was born, and a secret in there holds the key to Josh's life becoming a whole lot more metal.

About the Author

Jackie Buckle has been writing for years, since reading The Accidental Tourist by Anne Taylor, the book she says, that made her want to write. Half My Facebook Friends are Ferrets was discovered in the slush pile by a Curious Fox editor who immediately recognised it’s irresistible mix of humour, music and the digital world.

Buckle writes around her day job as the website manager for a leading drug charity. She has two daughters who spent their recent teenage years dragging their mother to heavy metal concerts, so much so that Buckle is now a metalhead herself! She has seen Children of Bodom, My Chemical Romance, Fin Troll, AC/DC, Trivium and more. Her favourite music comes from Finland, where there’s a big metal scene producing some of the most innovative and popular bands.

Jackie is also passionate about animal rights, travel, playing the acoustic guitar and walking her Finnish lapphund. She lives in Reigate, Surrey.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th January 2014

Author

J. A. Buckle

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Curious Fox

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781782020745

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