Written by Sarra Manning
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Shortlisted for the prestigious Teenage Book Prize 2010.
This novel will really hit an emotional nerve with teen girls in particular. 17 years old but with a mum who is over protective and dad she never knew, Bea is craving independence and when she gets her moment she takes it. First to Spain and then to Paris where her father apparently lives but not before she meets the gorgeous Toph. Her life will never be the same again particularly when she has to go back and confront her mother in London. A terrific read.
The Teenage Book Prize 2010 shortlist:
Halo - Zizou Corder
Nobody's Girl - Sarra Manning
The Enemy - Charlie Higson
Revolver - Marcus Sedgwick
Out of Shadows - Jason Wallace
Unhooking the Moon - Gregory Hughes
Nobody's Girl by Sarra Manning
Bea thinks she's the most boring seventeen-year-old in the world. She's not pretty or popular or funny, unlike her mother who had Bea when she was 17. The only glamorous thing about Bea is the French father who left before she was born and lives in Paris. She yearns for la vie Parisienne every moment of her dull existence. So when Ruby Davies, the leader of her school's most elite clique picks Bea as her new best friend and asks her to go on holiday with them, she's wary but delighted. If nothing else it's two weeks away from her over-protective mother. But when the gang arrive in Spain, Bea is crushed to realise that Ruby and her posse have simply been using her. Bea wreaks vengeance on her so-called friends, and plans to decamp to Paris to find her father. But when she falls asleep on the train and wakes up in Bilbao, she meets a group of American students who are backpacking around Europe and bonds with them straight away, especially the gorgeous Toph. Though Bea has a shock in store when they finally get to Paris. The 'City of Lovers' really works it magic on Bea and Toph who spend a week wandering the sun-dappled streets of Paris, talking, holding hands and falling in love. When it comes time to go home to confront her Mum about her mysterious father, the new version of Bea is determined that she'll never go back to her old, boring way of life - she's no longer Nobody's Girl; she belongs to herself and to Toph... But with an ocean between them, will he wait for her?
A fabulous coming of age romp. - Now
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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
4th February 2010
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