My (not so) Simple Life by Joanna Nadin

My (not so) Simple Life

Written by Joanna Nadin

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The further escapades of the engaging and immensely funny Rachel Riley - an Adrian Mole style character of today's teenage world. Written in diary style, this book has all the necessary hallmarks to be a real page-turner. Not just funny but genuinely laugh-out-loud funny, with every page ringing true and having you in stitches. No teenager should miss it. Definitely the heiress to Queen of Teen if not already the Queen of Teen. To view the other titles featuring Rachel Riley and to find out more about the author, who once upon a time was a speechwriter for Tony Blair, then click here.

Or click here to find out more about Rachel Riley herself in her very own website!


My (not so) Simple Life by Joanna Nadin

Making a plan with Scarlet to deal with post-break-up trauma. We are going to channel anger into something positive and have new mission statement:

1. Not to moon about over exes but to embrace single life.

3. To remain true to our friends, forsaking all others.

4. To remember that we alone are responsible for our own happiness. Scarlet is right. Life will be so much easier without the complications of love.

It will be utter Simple Life and am completely committed. Am starting tomorrow.


'Nadin achieves the rare trick of producing a book that will make both adults and teenagers laugh aloud.' Observer

About the Author

Joanna Nadin

Currently a 2016 Carnegie Medal nominee for Joe All Alone, Joanna Nadin is a winner of the Fantastic Book Award, the Surrey Book Award, Blue Peter 'Book of the Month' and Radio 4 Open Book 'Book of the Year'. She has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book Award and Queen of Teen, and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. In 2011, Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Joanna previously worked as a policy writer for the Labour Party and a special adviser to the Prime Minister. She continues to freelance as a speechwriter and editor, and lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

Click here to read more about JOANNA NADIN and her writing.

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272 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

2nd April 2009




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