Tall, Thin and Blonde by Dyan Sheldon
  

Tall, Thin and Blonde

Written by Dyan Sheldon
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Tall, Thin and Blonde by Dyan Sheldon

A genuinely funny story about adolescent friendship - with some excruciating moments! Jenny and Amy are best friends, they do everything together. Now they're about to start High School and Amy says it's the perfect opportunity to reinvent themselves and get in with the popular set. Jenny doesn't understand why Amy is so desperate to fit in all of a sudden - she thought they both enjoyed being unique. At first she tries to keep up with Amy: she diets, goes to the school dance, even dyes her hair (unsuccessfully!). But the harder she tries to be tall, thin and blonde the more miserable she becomes, and the two drift apart as Amy spends more and more time with the popular Rosie Henley and her followers. Jenny finds that a group nicknamed the Martians - due to their unfashionable appearance and oddball behaviour - appeals to her more. Finally she gets involved with the non-conformist brother of one of the Martians and commits social suicide by dressing as a frog to protest against unnecessary dissections in Biology!

Reviews

A fast moving, well-written story with convicing character and situations... Will ring many bells with teenage girls. * Reading Time * Related with much good humour and frequently hilarious insights into the terrors (and attractions) of being different from the crowd. * The Irish Times *

About the Author

Dyan Sheldon

Dyan Sheldon is a popular and highly respected author of books for teens and pre-teens as well as a number of stories for younger readers. Her bestselling titles include Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Confessions of a Teenage Hollywood Star, One or Two Things I Learned About Love, Tall, Thin and Blonde and the picture book The Whales' Song, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1990. American by birth, Dyan lives in London, NW1.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
192 pages
Interest Age: From 12 years

Author

Dyan Sheldon
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Author's Website

www.dyansheldon.co.uk/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

12th July 2012

ISBN

9781844286348


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