OMG! is This Actually My Life? Hattie Moore's Unbelievable Year! by Rae Earl
  

OMG! is This Actually My Life? Hattie Moore's Unbelievable Year!

Written by Rae Earl

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February 2013 Debut of the Month

Hattie Moore’s diary will delight all those who already revel in the life of Louise Rennison’s Georgia Nicholson. Hattie’s life is a hilarious catalogue of typical teenage earth-shattering catastrophes most of which relate to Hattie’s inability to transform herself into a TOTAL HOTNESS GODDESS. Rae Earl captures the outrageous but nonetheless surprisingly loveable characteristics of this convincing teenage drama queen.

Lovereading4kids staff comment:

This is Hattie Moore’s diary of her inner-most private thoughts, so we are immediately plunged into her rollercoaster teenage world of flaky friendships, cringe-making family (her loathsome brother and ‘total mental’ Gran), schoolgirl crushes and her desire to be a TOTAL HOTNESS GODDESS. This book is a hilarious chronicle of her day-to-day disasters and anxieties. Hattie’s up close and personal diary is both funny and painful, and an ‘unputdownable’ read.

Synopsis

OMG! is This Actually My Life? Hattie Moore's Unbelievable Year! by Rae Earl

This is the OFFICIAL and TOTALLY MENTAL diary of Hattie Moore. Thirteen year-old Hattie Moore doesn't actually know who her dad is - but that's the least of her problems. Trying to embark on a mission to become a TOTAL HOTNESS GODDESS isn't easy when Miss Gorgeous Knickers at school hates her and NO ONE FANCIES HER. Things aren't helped by her family. Her unbelievably annoying older brother is threatening to reveal to the world everything embarrassing that has ever happened to her. She has a mum who just doesn't get her or why she might want to find out about her real dad and a gran who is a TOTAL mental and who may be texting rude jokes to just about EVERYONE in the world EVER. Including dentists.

Reviews

A breezy, girl-friendly read with some laugh-out-loud moments I Read, Therefore I Blog A fun and frothy read littered with British humour! The Page Turner Hattie is a lively character, throughout the book I found at times I laughed with her, at times I wanted to give her a hug and at times I wanted to shake her! Juniper Jungle Rae Earl captures the outrageous but nonetheless surprisingly loveable characteristics of this convincing teenage drama queen. -- Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4kids.co.uk I defy anyone to read this and not be charmed by Hattie Thoughts from the Hearthfire I couldn't put this book down -- Julia Afanasjeva Teen Titles a laugh-out-loud book, with moments of real poignancy... written in diary format, with exclamations, dramatic statements and lots of rambling, Hattie's diary has all the teenage angst of Adrian Mole and the female worries of Bridget Jones Carousel a laugh-out-loud book, with moments of real poignancy... written in diary format, with exclamations, dramatic statements and lots of rambling, Hattie's diary has all the teenage angst of Adrian Mole and the female worries of Bridget Jones Carousel

About the Author

Rae Earl

Rae Earl was born in Stamford in Lincolnshire in 1971. Her first book ‘My Mad Fat Diary’, described as ‘Funnier, sadder & ruder than Adrian Mole’ by the Financial Times , was published in 2007. Her ‘Hattie Moore’ series for teens is published by Walker Books. She currently lives in Hobart, Tasmania with her husband & son where she grows carrots very badly.

AS A CHILD

I come from Stamford in Lincolnshire. It’s where a lot of TV and films are shot because it hasn’t changed much in 500 years. My childhood was like most peoples - a mixture of lovely and very odd. Lovely because I spent a lot of time with good friends, music and tadpoles. Odd because I spent a lot of time worrying about everything – like war, murderers and poisonous mushrooms (don’t ask). I was a bit weird. Like we all are.

AS AN ADULT

After school I went to Hull University to study English Literature – which I LOVED. At that point the government actually still gave you money to study – so I GOT PAID to READ BOOKS for 3 years. I then worked in radio for 15 years. Firstly as the person who makes the adverts (all those annoying jingles that stay in your head for DAYS – that’s me!) Secondly as a breakfast presenter. I got to interview lots of famous boy bands and once nearly broke Cheryl Cole’s chair on stage. We don’t talk about that. I got in trouble.

I’ve always written things but most of them were actually slightly rubbish. Or they were about people and I never wanted them to see it. I don’t think I was any good at writing till I was 35 and that was after a lot of practice.

AS AN WRITER

I have a shed in my back garden I go to. It’s full of brilliant things – like a mini stable and horses, loads of stationery and a giant old railway station clock (slight ‘Dr.Who’ vibe). My first book ‘My Mad, Fat Diary’ was published a few years ago. Hattie is my third. My second is potentially the best book ever written since Shakespeare – but I can’t make it work so at the moment it’s just a bit rubbish. I haven’t given up hope though.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
336 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Rae Earl
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

7th February 2013

ISBN

9781406340013

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