Boys Beware by Jean Ure
  

Boys Beware

Written by Jean Ure
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Synopsis

Boys Beware by Jean Ure

Another brilliant story containing comedy, calamity and cool characters by acclaimed writer Jean Ure. Even though Tash and Emily go to a nunnery (well, an all girls' school, which amounts to the same thing!), they are into boys in a BIG WAY. They're also stepsisters and the hugest of best friends. So when their mum and dad have to go Peru for work for a couple of months, leaving the girls in their own flat in Aunty Jay's house, they are seriously excited. Of course they've got to take their weird elder sister, Ali, hundreds of her Star Trek videos and Fat Man the cat, but apart from that they are INDEPENDENT GIRLS. And when they find out that there's a dishy boy living in the flat downstairs, they just can't believe their luck...

Reviews

Passion Flower `A funny and realistic read - we loved it.

Pumpkin Pie

Shrinking Violet Grown

's. Liverpool Echo

...the story is timeless, the descriptions of the girls and their relationship spot on and it does a great job of selling the empowering nature of language and story. Books for Keeps

Excellent for any nine-up and will almost certainly lead to an addiction to Ure. Observer

Becky Bananas `The writing transcends any trace of heaviness.'

Fruit and Nutcase

The Secret Life of Sally Tomato

Is Anybody There

Ure skilfully turns a well-used formula into a thoughtful, thought-provoking novel.

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 Ure is a well-known, respected and high-profile author whose numerous other titles, which include Love And Kisses, Star Crazy Me and, most recently, Jelly Baby, have received critical acclaim.

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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
192 pages
Interest Age: From 10 years

Author

Jean Ure
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Author's Website

www.jeanure.com

Publisher

HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

3rd October 2005

ISBN

9780007161386


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