Girl, 15: Charming But Insane (Jess Jordan #2)

Author(s): Sue Limb


Jess wants to be gorgeous, popular and intelligent. But her best friend Flora has beaten her to it. Now Jess needs a new focus. Could it be hunk Ben or sweet and clever Fred. A hilarious story of teenage angst with one of the best party scenes we've read. For a mature 12 years up.


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Utterly hilarious and utterly compellingfantastically well-observed glimpse into the charming-but-insane thoughts of a teenage girlgirls will LOVE this, boys will be reading it over their shoulder

'It's classic stuff ... laugh out loud funny' Carousel

Sue's writing career started in London around 1980, with various assignments for magazines and newspapers, and her first radio work, BIG AND LITTLE, which won a Sony Award for Best Children's Programme. Other radio projects have included the series UP THE GARDEN PATH, THE WORDSMITHS AT GORSEMERE, and THE SIT-CROM. Various radio shows have invited sue aboard as a guest, including: STOP THE WEEK, A WORD IN EDGEWAYS, QUOTE UNQUOTE, SLIGHTLY FOXED, A GOOD READ, LOOSE ENDS and WOMAN'S HOUR. UP THE GARDEN PATH was adapted by Sue for television and three series were produced by Humphrey Barclay and Granada Television. It started off Sue's first novel, followed soon after by a sequel, LOVE'S LABOURS, in which the comprehensive school teacher Izzy gets even more comprehensively entangled. LOVE FORTY was Sue's autobiographical account of going to live in the country, the birth of her daughter (1985) and the glorious dawn of middle age. A more recent novel, SHEEP'S EYES AND HOGWASH, which one might call an unexpectedly romantic version of pastoral, is published by Heinemann. Children's Books include BIG AND LITTLE, CHINA LEE, ME JANE, BIG TROUBLE and MR LOOPY AND MRS SNOOPY. COME BACK GRANDMA is published by Random House and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. This is Sue's second book for Bloomsbury. She lives on a remote organic farm near Nailsworth in Gloucestershire.

General Fields

  • : 9780747571858
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : 0.231
  • : May 2004
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Sue Limb
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  • : 823.914
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