Becoming Betty by Eleanor Wood
  

Becoming Betty

Written by Eleanor Wood

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In a nutshell: funny contemporary dreams can come true story | Lizzie Brown is about to start 6th form, a chance as all teenagers understand to totally reinvent herself; no more boring Lizzie, she’s going to become someone seriously cool. Then on day one of her new life she meets Viv, the absolute epitome of hip and everything does indeed begin to change. This is a comedy of modern life, so things don’t go quite as Lizzie intends, and there’s pain and humiliation to be endured before she gets to her happy-with-who-she-is ending. Eleanor Wood writes particularly sharp teen dialogue and this lively genuinely funny story speaks directly to its intended audience. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

Becoming Betty by Eleanor Wood

The second hilarious title from the author of My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend.

Lizzie Brown's life is one big to-do list: 1. Start college 2. Become cool 3. Decide wtf to do with her life..

So when she meets Viv, the crazy, beautiful lead singer in a band, she thinks she's on her way to achieving number two on her list. And when Viv asks her to be the bass player in the band, there's only one problem - Lizzie can't play a single note. And that she's nowhere near cool enough (ok, two problems). And that she has a huge crush on the guitarist (ok, three), who happens to be Viv's boyfriend (ok, this is a terrible idea).

But Viv won't take no for an answer, and decides that a makeover is the answer to everything. Boring Lizzie Brown is going to become Betty Brown the Bass Player and there's nothing Lizzie can do about it ...Told with Eleanor Wood's trademark warmth and hilarity, Becoming Betty is the story of one girl's journey to being cool, and learning what's on the other side.

About the Author

Eleanor Wood

Eleanor Wood is the author of Gemini Rising and Gemini Falling (Carina/Harlequin UK). Her work has been published in various magazines and on websites, most recently Elle magazine. Her erstwhile lo-fi fanzine, Shocking Blues and Mean Reds, won praise from the Independent, Lauren Laverne, and Marmalade magazine, among others. She lives in Brighton with her boyfriend, blogs about music (among other things), has a Leonard Cohen tattoo and would like to get a cat, but isn't sure she can handle the commitment.

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Format

Paperback
336 pages
Interest Age: From 12 years

Author

Eleanor Wood
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Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

20th April 2017

ISBN

9781447278382

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