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Say No to the Dress

Written by Keren David

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Say No to the Dress Review

Dyslexia Friendly Books for Teens Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 13+ readers Funny World Religions Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

Keren David explores body positivity and Jewish identity in a lively and endearing wedding drama

Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8

Award-winning author Keren David returns with another perfectly pitched teen story in Say No to the Dress. Celebrating Jewish identity and tradition while exploring the pressures and challenges that come with being fourteen, Say No to the Dress follows the hilarious and chaotic tale of being a bridesmaid for not one, but two weddings.

Keren’s narrative captures the unique anxiety and frustrations of being a teenager, as Miri finds her footing with everything from identity and self confidence to family relationships. Funny and authentic, this is a perfect pick for reluctant teen readers.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic teen readers


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Say No to the Dress Synopsis

Miri is fourteen and in the last year she's been mugged by puberty. She's grown six inches, expanded in all directions, her breasts are out of control, and she's prone to random eruptions of spots. Life already feels like a nightmare and now she's been asked to act as a bridesmaid for two of her siblings. Two weddings and two bridesmaid dresses - could things get any worse?

Of course they could.

Her brother is getting married to brittle, beautiful Scarlett, whose sister Tiffany is Miri's nemesis at school. Tiffany is the other bridesmaid and the pink satin dress they've chosen makes Miri feel like an oversized sausage. Join a bridesmaid's hilarious journey to the altar in this sharp-witted story of family, friendship and embracing your true self, no matter what you're forced to wear ...

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ISBN: 9781800900875
Publication date: 07/04/2022
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781800900875
Publication date: 7th April 2022
Author: Keren David
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Funny, World Religions, Personal Social Health Economic
Other Categories: Dyslexia Friendly Books for Teen

About Keren David

Keren David worked as a news reporter and feature writer before publishing her compelling debut YA novel, When I Was Joe, while taking a course in Writing for Children at City University. Keren now teaches the City University course and is an editor for The Jewish Chronicle . Her novels have won and been nominated for numerous awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Branford Boase award. Keren lives in North London

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