Wednesday 22 June 2011

Girl 16: Five Star Fiasco by Sue Limb

For Review: Bloomsbury
Published: June 2010

From Goodreads: The teenage world of Jess Jordon is looking characteristically chaotic: Mum has joined an online dating programme and has recruited Jess as advisor, while Jess' best friend Flora has a rich new boyfriend who Jess can't possibly keep up with. Then Jess' own boyfriend, Fred, does something unbelievably treacherous and spineless.

Although this is the fifth book in the series I had no trouble with it being the first book I read. It definitely works as a standalone but I was I enjoyed this one so much I wish I had started from the beginning.

The story follow Jess. She is trying to organise a charity event with her boyfriend Fred but is not really getting anywhere fast, her mother has decided to try online dating and needs Jess to 'help', and her dad decides he needs her help in writing a book - all of which proves a little too much for Jess...

I really loved the characters - especially Jess. They are all really quirky and great fun to spend time with. I laughed out loud so many times! I also really loved Jess and Fred's relationship - and this is where I wish I had read all the books - to see how this progressed and evolved. I'm very intrigued to see what happens with them - where they go from here.

loved the story Jess and her dad were writing - it really stood out and I looked forward to more installments of it. I can understand why they stopped with it but I do hope it is revisited in future books.

Genuinely laugh out loud funny. And utterly charming - I couldn't help but fall in love with it. It's one of those books I picked up knowing I'd probably like but ended up loving. I'm looking forward to tracking down the rest of the series and starting from the beginning. Lighthearted, funny and thoroughly enjoyable!

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