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My So-called Life

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A breath of fresh air in teen girls’ fiction and one of the funniest things we’ve read in the Lovereading office this year. Tipped to be the Adrian Mole for today’s teenage girls, My So-Called Life charts the side-splitting consequences of one girl’s quest to inject more drama into her tragically normal life. It captures brilliantly in laugh-out-loud diary style the angst of any teenager. A definite rival for bestselling teen novelists Louise Rennison and Sue Limb. Finally, don’t panic when you’ve finished this one for Rachel’s story will continue…


My So-called Life by Joanna Nadin

Rachel Riley is the offspring of a depressingly unbroken home. Her mum and dad refuse to let her have a mobile phone, and have banned Ribena (too purple) and Eastenders (too common). It is time to change things. Rachel resolves that this year she will become tragic, literary and interesting - and will win the heart of Justin, the lead guitarist.

About the Author

Joanna Nadin

Joanna Nadin has had a varied and interesting career including writing John Prescott's parliamentary agony column and working as a Special Advisor to the Prime Minister. She left Downing Street in 2005 and is now a freelance government scriptwriter and writer. Joanna has previously written children’s titles for Walker Books but this is her first book for the teenage market. Inspiration came from her own tragically normal life in Saffron Walden. She now lives in Bath with her husband and daughter Amelia.

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Publication date

7th June 2007


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Oxford University Press


288 pages


NewGen - YA Fiction
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