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Diary of a Chav: Trainers v. Tiaras

by Grace Dent

Part of the Diary of a Chav Series

Diary of a Chav: Trainers v. Tiaras Synopsis

For now, Shiraz is stuck on an estate in Goodmayes, Essex, with her sister Cava-Sue, her nightmare mum Diane and her loved-up mate Carrie. Hoodies, hip-hop and hanging about outside Claire's Accessories. Taking her flatulent Staffy for a walk. Lusting after local lad Wesley Barrington Baines II. It's a limited world for this loveable Essex dreamer. But when new English Teacher Miss Brackett arrives at Mayflower Academy, Shiraz is made to see there's more to life than getting excluded, suped up Vauxhall Novas and Chicago Town pizza. It's time Shiraz began thinking what she wants to do with life. And what sort of person she wants to be. A lot of snooty folk call Shiraz Bailey Wood a chav. Well if by 'Chav' you mean 'Charming, Hilarious, Articulate and Vibrant', Shizza doesn't mind that at all. Call her what you want. She don't care. She's keeping it real.

Diary of a Chav: Trainers v. Tiaras Press Reviews

Grace Dent gives her heroine real warmth and humour and avoids stereotyping for easy laughs * Books Quarterly (Waterstones) * Grace Dent manages to create a witty, exciting and honest voice in the world of teenage fiction * Cambridge Style * Grace Dent has managed to take one of society's distasteful figures of fun and flesh out a real human being * Aberdeen Evening Express * I can't wait now to read the rest of the books in the series -- Caitlyn McFarlane, Trinity Academy * Teen Titles * Yes, it's for teenagers, but it's so funny, you should read it anyway * Emerald Street Newsletter * Grace Dent is hilarious. * Emerald Street Newsletter *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340932179
Publication date: 21st June 2007
Author: Grace Dent
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Grace Dent

With THREE bestselling novels in the past 12 months, Grace Dent is undeniably one of the hottest names in teen fiction right now. THE IBIZA DIARIES, the fourth of her novels about the loveable Shiraz BW is released on June 19th 2008 and is set to be one of the most vital, hilarious reads for Summer 2008. Put simply: right now, no other author nails how young people REALLY speak and behave like Grace Dent. It's reached the point where SBW fans refuse to believe that the vivid Essex sensation is a fictional character! Messages and pleas for advice for Shiraz, Cava-Sue and ...

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