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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,664 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Limb Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN: 9781400091119
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Life was tragic enough before this spring started. With a distinct lack of boobage and an arse so big that birds of prey could nest within its shadows, Jess Jordan is saddled with the Goddess Flora for a best friend, a Britney Spears look-alike so gorgeous that one grain of her divine dandruff could make the blind see again. Jess knows that her soul mate is Ben Jones, a divine mixture of Leonardo diCaprio, Prince William, and Brad Pitt who oozes mystery and charisma. But the campaign to get Ben to notice her brings on a cavalcade of mortification and disaster, including, but not limited to, a minestrone soup explosion that takes place in her bra and a schoolwide viewing of a videotape that features a topless Jess referring to her breasts as “Bonnie” and “Clyde.”

Meanwhile, Jess’s death-obsessed Granny moves into her bedroom, along with her grandfather’s remains; her hypochondriac dad, who sends her daily “horrorscopes” like “You will fall asleep with your mouth open, and a family of earwigs will move in,” acts strange about Jess staying with him this summer; and her longtime friend Fred, a television violence addict and closet thumbsucker, has decided that he can’t stand being around her. Jess is determined to make things right . . . but with her offbeat sense of humor and her wildly active imagination, things get complicated along the way.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariel | 2/12/2014

    " Hilarious! One of the funnest books I have ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 2/11/2014

    " I read this book when I was about 11. I ended up reading it twice so I must have enjoyed it (: "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aida | 2/3/2014

    " This is a very funny book. It reminds me of the Georgia Nicholoson series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Desi | 1/29/2014

    " good book and had me laughing the whole way though "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikita | 1/21/2014

    " Very Funny but boring at times!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 1/14/2014

    " Very British, but hilarious at times. Of course, Katherine Kelgren's narration is perfect! Highly recommended for ya collections. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 linnea | 1/5/2014

    " Good, despite its teen novel status. I loved Jess and the soup. Did you like the soup? Havezommore... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer | 1/3/2014

    " Absolutely HILARIOUS. Confident teen experiencing ordinary life and reacting as her kookey lovable self. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoe | 12/11/2013

    " haha...minestrone... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel Ann | 12/9/2013

    " This book is hilarious. Perfect for girls between the ages of 13 and 16. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karelyn | 12/7/2013

    " I don't think I've laughed so hard in quite some time. This novel was highly entertaining for me as well as her other books in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 11/22/2013

    " I will most definitely be reading the sequel(s). Better than Angus, Thongs nad Full-Frontal Snogging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 11/20/2013

    " A wonderful coming of age comedy that tickles the funny bone and warms the heart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 11/3/2013

    " Arch and amusing. Limb sometimes seems to be writing for an adult audience. Silly plot that manages to be universal. I read several bits aloud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsti | 10/23/2013

    " Read by Kathryn Kellgren, I think I'd like any of the books she narrates. I laughed out loud. Lots of fun. I appreciated that the main character's essential character didn't magically morph to fit the scene but that she did react and was realistaclly changed by her story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charley | 5/29/2013

    " blummin' hilarious "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordyn | 4/17/2013

    " Very funny and easy to relate too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 3/29/2013

    " If you like Louise Rennison's books (Angus, Thongs, and full-frontal snogging), then you'll like this one. British romantic comedy, very good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 2/16/2013

    " Simple young adult book. Nothing fantabulous, but kind of fun to read. I read the series while I was sick and enjoyed the lightness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jules | 2/14/2013

    " Fabulous read. Laughed out loud numerous times. Sue Limb has a phenomenal wit and control of words. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 10/21/2012

    " emily and iloved this but it cant get a 5 because the author prolongs Jess' anxiety unbearably. Still recommend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L | 3/23/2012

    " British humor and language. A girl who is able to be herself! Some language and mature situations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Librarian | 10/2/2011

    " This series opener is a teen Bridget Jones. A funny email horoscope starts each chapter off, and the book ends satisfyingly but with lots of loose ends to be tied up in future books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tal | 9/18/2011

    " Cute. but thats all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 9/17/2011

    " I would've liked it better if I read it younger. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel Ann | 4/30/2011

    " This book is hilarious. Perfect for girls between the ages of 13 and 16. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 4/26/2011

    " I laughed out loud in places at this British school girl. A lovely fresh voice. Recommend it for younger girls reading in the young adult section. 13 or 14 or so as it's pretty clean. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 3/29/2011

    " I don't know what it is about British lit, but it cracks me up. This book was hillarious! I am looking forward to book two. YA fiction, of course. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 2/3/2011

    " I adored this book! Its perfect for any teenage girl to read. I was incredibly enjoyable and laugh out loud funny! READ IT! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adrianga | 12/25/2010

    " Mám pocit, že tahle kniha me bavila jen díky tomu, že jsem sedela znudená na pláži a nemela co delat. Ale taky už je to pár let, co jsem to cetla, takže buh ví... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordyn | 12/16/2010

    " Very funny and easy to relate too. "

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About the Author
Author Sue LimbSue Limb’s writing career started in London around 1980, with various assignments for magazines and newspapers, and her first radio work, Big and Little, which won a Sony Award for Best Children’s Programme.
About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award and forty-two AudioFile Earphone Awards.