The Meaning of Life by Joanna Nadin

The Meaning of Life

Written by Joanna Nadin

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Laugh out loud funny from the first page, The Meaning of 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.

Rachel's back and this time she's in love! She's finally found her ONE and is sure to have a brilliant and romantic relationship with no hiccups at all ... Well that's what she thinks ... the reality may be a little different!

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The Meaning of Life by Joanna Nadin

Yes! It is official. I have a boyfriend AND it's Jason 'rock god' Statham! Have spent the last two years waiting for this moment and am certain he is THE ONE. We will have excellent grown-up relationship on every level. Thank goodness I have found the love of my life and am not still hung up on Jack. Not one bit ...I'm Rachel Riley - welcome to my so-called life.

Not suitable for younger readers.


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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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272 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

2nd May 2013




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