Pretty Things by Sarra Manning
  

Synopsis

Pretty Things by Sarra Manning

Brie is in love with Lancome Juicy Tubes, Louis Vuitton accessories and Charlie, her gay best friend.But Charlie is in love with 1960's pop art, 1980s teen movies ...and serial heartbreaker, Walker. Walker has only ever been in love with his VW Bug, until he meets Daisy. And Daisy is far too busy hating everyone to know what love is...This is a story about kissing people you shouldn't, falling in love and off your heels, and breaking hearts because there'e nothing to watch on telly.

Reviews

(of Guitar Girl) 'Sarra Manning's debut novel follows the highs and lows of the rock'n'roll lifestyle in this warts 'n

...Just the thing for wannabe pop stars.

'...Molly Montgomery's compelling voice will pull in readers as she chronicles her quick rise to pop star fame with her band, The Hormones.'

'Nice, pacy read and an antidote for children reared on Pop Idol.'

-ELLEgirl editor. ELLE Girl Light-hearted and witty. A great holiday book. mykindplace.com A wittily, wickedly observed comedy of teen manners! Youngscot.org 'Witty and pacy, the story deals with the complexity and confusion of teenage emotions. The use of multiple narrators adds depth and humour.

-paced narration. Gloucester Citizen A funny and enjoyable book about friendships and first love. booktrust

About the Author

Sarra Manning

Sarra Manning is a teen queen extraordinaire. She spent five years working on the legendary but now sadly defunct UK teen mag, J17, first as a writer and then as Entertainment Editor. She then joined the launch team and became editor of teen fashion bible Ellegirl UK. There followed a stint as editor of the BBC's What To Wear and consulting on Bliss, The Face and More. Sarra now writes for ELLE, Grazia, Red, InStyle, The Guardian, The Mail On Sunday's You magazine and The Sunday Telegraph's Stella. Her best-selling teen novels, which include Guitar Girl, Let's Get Lost and The Diary Of A Crush trilogy, have been translated into numerous languages and in 2008, she was shortlisted for the Book People's Queen of Teen award. In 2009, her first adult novel, Unsticky, was published. Sarra lives in North London.

A Q&A with the author

Are any of your characters based on real people?

There’s always an element of me in my heroines. Not necessarily the teenager
I was, but the teenager who I wanted to be that got to date tousle-haired art boys, always had a snappy comeback and knew how to source really good vintage dresses.

Did you always want to be a writer?

Always, always, always. Never even contemplated being anything else!

What was your favourite book as a teenager?

I was a sullen, pretentious teenager rarely seen without a copy of Sylvia Plath’s
The Bell Jar or Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

If you got in Doctor Who’s tardis, where (or when) would you go?

Hmm, maybe Paris in the 1920s. Or maybe even to go back to my teenage years but knowing what I know now. That would be the ultimate do-over.

Author Image : Brian Daly

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
352 pages
Interest Age: From 11 To 99

Author

Sarra Manning
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Author's Website

www.hodderchildrens.co.uk/s...

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

13th January 2005

ISBN

9780340883723


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