Brit author Cathy Hopkins helps teen girls get a grip on life with this insightfully sassy novel starring three close-knit pals.
When "Wacko Watkins" assigns the class a writing project about themselves, Lucy Lovering is not optimistic. Her parents are health foodloving hippies, her best friend, Izzie, has become buds with the knockout Nesta, and she just doesn't match up to either of them (especially in the chest region). What's a girl to do when her two friends can pass for older and she's stuck looking like a 12-year-old? But when Lucy spots the boy of her dreams and goes on a serious hunk hunt, she soon discovers that Mr. Right is closer than she thinks -- and not necessarily so dreamy!
Both smart and straightforward, this fast-paced read is right on the money. Teens looking for a confidence booster will find it in the frustrated but totally brave Lucy, who doesn't immediately see her talents but always puts her best foot forward. A fresh voice in the pool of teen-girl-learns-about-life authors, Hopkins has created a new group of characters that are fun to know and easy to digest. Shana Taylor