Genuinely laugh-out-loud funny from the first page, this double helping of Joanna Nadin’s brilliant funny and immensely engaging protagonist Rachel Riley featuring The Meaning of Life and My (not so) simple 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. No teenager should miss it. Definitely the heiress to Queen of Teen if not already the Queen of Teen.
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 the 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 ...Join Rachel as she gets to grips with her new-found relationship in The Meaning of Life and then find out why she's decided to go back to basics in My (Not So) Simple Life in this hilarious bind-up which covers a complete year in the crazy life of Rachel Riley and her friends.
Publication date: 03/06/2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
|Publication date:||3rd June 2010|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction,|
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.More About Joanna Nadin