Double Trouble Another Year in the (not So) Simple Life of Rachel Riley by Joanna Nadin

Double Trouble Another Year in the (not So) Simple Life of Rachel Riley

Written by Joanna Nadin

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Genuinely laugh-out-loud funny from the first page, this double helping of Joanna Nadin’s brilliant funny and immensely engaging protagonist Rachel Riley featuring The Meaning of Life and My (not so) simple Life, will be devoured by teenagers and adults in equal measure just as the Diaries of Adrian Mole hit the spot for a different generation. A spot-on teenage voice with a sharp and witty eye for teenage emotions, so good it’s hard to believe it’s not written by a teenager. In fact, Joanna is a former political speech writer and adviser to Tony Blair! If you know someone who loves the novels by Sue Limb or Louise Rennison then you know they’ll love the teenage world of Rachel Riley and her friends and foes. No teenager should miss it. Definitely the heiress to Queen of Teen if not already the Queen of Teen.


Double Trouble Another Year in the (not So) Simple Life of Rachel Riley by Joanna Nadin

Am ready for year of utter LOVE! It is official. I am going out with rock god and part-time meat mincer Justin Statham. Am certain that he is THE ONE and will prove it by having excellent relationship on every level. Oh no. What if he wants me to do it? Have only just got to grips with the art of snogging so will need to get help fast. Or at least by 16th birthday. If it happens it needs to be earth-shattering and meaningful as it is, after all, the Meaning of Life. Thank goodness I have definitely found love of my life and am not hung up on Jack any more. Not at all ...Join Rachel as she gets to grips with her new-found relationship in The Meaning of Life and then find out why she's decided to go back to basics in My (Not So) Simple Life in this hilarious bind-up which covers a complete year in the crazy life of Rachel Riley and her friends.

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[Praise for the Rachel Riley series]: a genuine rival to Adrian Mole ... an absolute must-read Publishing News ... it takes talent to turn a dull, uneventful childhood into comic material and Nadin has pulled it off The Bookseller 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.

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Oxford University Press

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3rd June 2010




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