Girl, 15, Charming but Insane

 
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Girl, 15, Charming but Insane
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August 10, 2004
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0385732147
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Insanely charming is more like it
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Jess doesnt quite think about things like your typical girl would. When presented with a flat chest (as many of us have been, especially early on, when it seems everyone elses has exploded into WonderBra status), she decides to make some filler & out of minestrone soup. Now, some of us might have had the same thought&but with soup? Of course, things go a bit awry as a boy that Jess isnt even crushing on manages to squeeze her a bit too tight at a party and the soup quickly explodes into his face.

Jess thinks shes done for. How could anyone live down a soup bra? But then she finds out the rumor is shed thrown up on the boy. Ah, sweet relief. (?) But then, the really bad news comes out. A boy at the party had put a camera in the girls loo and theyre going to have a showing! Everyone is coming!

Yes. The same loo in which Jess had run after her embarrassing soup explosion and not only taken off her shirt (!), but had also talked to her breasts. Not that shell ever talk to them again, not after this.

Thats the way things go in Jess life. Things are further complicated by her beautiful but mostly humble friend Flora, her crush the scrumptious Ben (who seems pretty oblivious) and her best guy friend, Fred (of the terrible hair). Will Jess find true love and manage to stay out of trouble? Will her feminist mother even allow her to utter the boyfriend word?

Jess is a truly delightful and quirky character with a great sense of humor and perfect comic timing&if only anyone would appreciate it. I highly recommend this one for readers aged 12 and up and anyone that likes Brit fiction with a cutting comic edge. I just hope theres a sequel coming.
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High School Drama Books
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Reader reviewed by Sprinter

I recommend this book to all teens. It is a book by a British author and has some lingo that is good to be exposed too. The book itself is in a series of 4 books and I read all 4 in less than a week. They are hard to put down. No bad language or inappropriet material. If you are looking to get a gift for some teen, this books is a good idea. You could give it to anyone I would say 11+. Very good book!
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Funny!!
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Reader reviewed by Dee

This book made me laugh so hard!! I love reading english books because of their humor and the words they use for things. It is unexpected that the girl in this story falls for her best friend, but it turns out that they are perfect together.If you like a book of laughs read this book, and its sequel!
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hilarious
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Reader reviewed by christine

Girl, 15 charming but insane by Sue Limb is about Jess Jordan, who's just an average teenage going though everyday lifeat highschool. With all the embarassment and boy troubles.
The book was a good, fun read with lots of funny parts. It was very easy to relate to, and I highly recommend it, along with 'Girl,nearly 16, absolute torture'.
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Funny
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Reader reviewed by Leslie J. de la Rosa


Jess has just had a horrible day, which involved a guy sticking his tongue in her mouth and the guy she has had a crush on, Ben, to see her at her worst. Jess just wants to get home to her room, her one true place of sanctuary, when her mom tells her that their granny is coming to live with them. Jess is all up for it, she loves her granny. Then her mom tells her that she has to give up her room. No! Jess loves her room now she's being forced to live in the tiny box room up stairs. I thought this book was hilarious and fun to read. I recommend this book but be prepared to feel the frustration of a 15-year-old teenager when life is unfair. Sue Limb new book, Girl,16 Pants on Fire, will be out soon.
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Charming, but yes, she's insane!
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Reader reviewed by Ruby



Of course by the title, you think your gonna be reading about a lunatic running in the streets doing something really, well yes insane. But no it isn't, it's about a girl, how she handles her problems, good or bad, you could say! Of course, it starts off different.

Why of course who would not go to the best party of the school year?? Of course you going to go!! She goes to this function, but of course she wants to make her chest bigger so, she decides to make soup and put it in so-called water ballons. When dancing, of course the soup will..you could imagne right? So of course it's a one way ticket to the bathroom for her! She fixes herself and talkes to her chest, and complains why they arn't bigger. After the party is over, and the next day creeps by, one of the guys who was hosting the party decided to put a video camera in the ladies washroom. Well of course she is fresking out, she knows she gonna be called a freak talking to her chest!!

What will happen next?? Will she survive the "making fun of" in the hallway part?
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Funny and Real
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Reader reviewed by K.W.

This book stands out for having a more realistic tone than many YA books on the market. Jess is easy to identify with unlike the Gossip Girl characters or the Clique ones. Also, her parents are very realistic with the funny and well-written feminist mother and the immature father who isn't exactly someone she can count on.

The most painful part of the book (funny yes, gut-wrenching, oh yeah) is the bathroom scene where there's a camera in there while she's topless. I was dying for her! It does get resolved, but I was literally sweating as I read.

The relationships with boys in the book are also very realistic-the one you fantasize about and get a chance with, but nothing happens and the friend who suddenly wants to be more even though you still see him as a buddy.

This is a fun read that takes you into the home and puts you right into the story.
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Cute Read
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Reader reviewed by Ria

Jess Jordan has had a crush on Ben Jones for a long time, and it seems like something might finally happen because her best friend, Flora, is going out with his best friend, Mackenzie. Jesss mom, a feminist, is somewhat appalled that Jess is even thinking of having a boyfriend while she has to deal with the fact that even though Flora is taken, that Ben might actually have a crush on her. She also has to deal with her other close friend, Fred, who she had a fight with. Things dont help when her granny comes to live with her. Soon, it seems like everything is out of hand and its up to Jess to patch things up.

I thought that this was a really cute book. I didnt know what to expect when I first got it. But once I started reading this, I couldnt put this down. The ending was a bit predicable, but also surprising at the same time. Im glad that this is part of a trilogy. If you like the Georgia Nicolson books, then youll like this one.
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