Boys on the Brain by Jean Ure


Boys on the Brain by Jean Ure

Cresta's diary starts: My mum! She has boys on the brain! This is a fun, pacey diary-based story told through the eyes of a typical contemporary girl of 14 in an 'AB FAB' kind of family. Cresta and Charlie are seriously embarrassed by their parents who insist on behaving like teenagers! Cresta's mother and her boyfriend play loud music when she's trying to work, and keep her awake at night with their noisy parties. Charlie, who's a bit plump, complains that her mum keeps nagging her to go on a diet. Hasn't she ever heard of anorexia? she complains. Cresta and Charlie are serious about their schoolwork and their careers and they are not going to waste their time thinking about boys! at least until they've taken their A levels! But then they meet some seriously cool guys.

About the Author

Jean Ure

Jean Ure was born in Surrey, and when growing up, knew that she was going to be a writer but she also wanted to be a ballet dancer.

She wrote her first novel when she was six years old which was about a little girl called Carol. Jean spent her teenage years writing and had her first book published when she was just sixteen – an event that prompted her to leave school the following year to continue writing. However she spent the next several years ‘scrubbing floors, waiting at tables, selling groceries’. Jean also worked as a nurse and at the BBC before enrolling at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she met her husband. She worked for several years in Paris as a translator for DATO and UNESCO and wrote romantic novels.

Jean is a vegan and animal lover. She lives with her husband, seven dogs and two cats in a 300 year old house in Croydon.

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208 pages
Interest Age: From 12 To 14


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Publication date

2nd January 2002



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