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GIRL, 15, CHARMING BUT INSANE by Sue Limb

GIRL, 15, CHARMING BUT INSANE

By Sue Limb

Age Range: 12 & up

Pub Date: Aug. 10th, 2004
ISBN: 0-385-73214-7
Publisher: Delacorte

Plucky and mouthy, Jess Jordan manages to get herself in a variety of messes, mostly having to do with boys. Convinced that she is hopeless compared to her best friend, Flora, she relies on her humor and dry wit to stay afloat. She soon finds that while her mouth can get her in trouble, it can also get her the kind of attention she wants. Romance blooms in improbable places as Jess makes it through a long spring full of funny adventures and lucky mishaps. A tendency towards an easy laugh keeps the story rolling, but also keeps it from reaching any depth. Timely references to pop culture will cause this one to date quickly, but an occasional well-crafted scene and witty dialogue help it along. Light and easy. (Fiction 12+)