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The Meaning Of Life by Joanna Nadin
  

The Meaning Of Life

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Laugh out loud funny from the first page, The Meaning of Life, will be devoured by teenagers and adults in equal measure just as the Diaries of Adrian Mole hit the spot for a different generation. A spot-on teenage voice with a sharp and witty eye for teenage emotions, so good it’s hard to believe it’s not written by a teenager. In fact, Joanna is a former political speech writer and adviser to Tony Blair! If you know someone who loves the novels by Sue Limb or Louise Rennison then you know they’ll love the teenage world of Rachel Riley and her friends and foes.

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The Meaning Of Life by Joanna Nadin

I am ready for year of utter LOVE! It is official. I am going out with rock god and part-time meat mincer Justin Statham. Am certain that he is THE ONE and will prove it by having excellent relationship on every level. Oh no. What if he wants me to do it? Have only just got to grips with art of snogging so will need to get help fast. Or at least by 16th birthday. If it happens it needs to be earth-shattering and meaningful as it is, after all, the Meaning of Life. Thank goodness I have definitely found love of my life and am not hung up on Jack any more. Not at all.

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[Praise for My So-Called Life]: 'Nadin achieves the rare trick of producing a book that will make both adults and teenagers laugh aloud. The Observer ...it takes talent to turn a dull, uneventful childhood into comic material and Nadin had pulled it off - My So-called Life is very funny ... an Adrian Mole for 2005. The Bookseller Sharp observation and zippy writing make this a sort of Adrian Mole for the iPhone generation The Book Magazine


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 August 2008

Author

Joanna Nadin

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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780192728333

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