Mates, Dates, and Sole Survivors (Mates, Dates Series)

Mates, Dates, and Sole Survivors (Mates, Dates Series)

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by Cathy Hopkins
     
 

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I decided that next time I saw him, I'd have a word about maybe giving each other a bit more space. After all, Mum's always saying that you have to work on relationships and not give up at the first

hiccup....

Lucy seems to be out on a limb. Everybody has a boyfriend except her, and since she put Tony on the back burner he's found someone else. Then on

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I decided that next time I saw him, I'd have a word about maybe giving each other a bit more space. After all, Mum's always saying that you have to work on relationships and not give up at the first

hiccup....

Lucy seems to be out on a limb. Everybody has a boyfriend except her, and since she put Tony on the back burner he's found someone else. Then on a spa weekend with Izzie, she meets someone who seems just right for her. And he feels the same way about her.

But after a while, Lucy starts to feel smothered. Can someone love you too much? Maybe the life of a singleton isn't so bad after all!


Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Popular series return with new installments. Cathy Hopkins's foursome of bubbly teenage girls is back for their fifth adventure, Mates, Dates, and Sole Survivors. Fashion-forward Lucy narrates as she and her girlfriends try to find the perfect boy, balance friendships with budding relationships, and casually debate the merits of "putting out" versus holding out. Line drawings of T-shirts with empowering or amusing slogans separate the chapters. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal

Gr 7–10
In the fifth book (Simon Pulse, pap. 2003) in Cathy Hopkins's series, set in London, Lucy realizes that she is the only one of the mates who doesn't have a steady boyfriend. Following some funny, but unsuccessful attempts at matchmaking, Lucy meets a guy who seems just right for her during a spa getaway with Izzie. But after a while, his love becomes too overwhelming. Narrated by Shirley Barthemie, this audiobook will please fans of the series as well as those who enjoy books by Louise Rennison. Barthemie's voice is well suited to the quietly humorous tone of the series, and she easily switches character focus. Lucy's confusion, joy, and at times desperation are portrayed effectively. The only minor weakness is that during moments when the characters are whispering, the narrator's voice is difficult to hear without changing the volume. A fun listen.
—Stephanie A. SquicciariniCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689859922
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
12/19/2003
Series:
Mates, Dates Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
3.70(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author


Cathy Hopkins lives in North London with her handsome husband and three deranged cats. She has had nineteen books published. The fifth book

in the Mates, Dates series, Mates, Dates, and Sole Survivors, was recently released in the U.K. Piccadilly Press has launched a new series from Hopkins,

based on the classic sleepover game of Truth or Consequences.

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