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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (871 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: October 2005 ISBN: 9780307207166
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Jess had the perfect summer planned: she and Fred, lounging in the park, gazing into one another’s eyes and engaging in witty repartee. It was going to be so romantic. And then her maddening mum stepped in: She suddenly announced a two-week “road trip” to Cornwall to visit Jess’ dad, something Jess might have enjoyed, actually, were it not for the monstrously bad timing. Not only will this force Jess and Fred apart for two whole weeks, but it will also leave the darling and handsome Fred in the clutches of Jess’ blindingly beautiful best friend, Flora, who expressed an interest in Fred not too long ago. As if all this weren’t enough, Jess’ mum seems to expect her to weep at the grave of every departed literary hero in Britain’s long history. It’s absolute torture. And little does Jess know that a huge surprise awaits her when she visits her dad at his home for the first time in years.

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  • “Readers will savor this novel.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iida | 2/19/2014

    " The best book for girls. Absolutely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Khairunisa Putri | 2/11/2014

    " ini novel pertamaku:)dibeliin sama ibuku tercinta(eh?terus ngaapa?)haha:D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 2/8/2014

    " Not as funny as "Girl, 15, Charming but Insane" but still pretty entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 2/7/2014

    " This was cute. I definitely think you need to read the first book in order to like Jess and to "get" her problems but having done that, I found this to be quite charming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Hartman | 1/26/2014

    " Dude, i loved this one that was funny was when jess is talking about the people going on the trip to and she goes Max R, Max S, Max.......X lol "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina Marie | 1/26/2014

    " This one wasn't as funny as the first. However, I am glad to see Jess can actually tell the truth instead of absurd lie after lie. I don't think I will read anymore by this author. The narrator, Katherine Kellgren, is still fabulous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nono | 1/20/2014

    " I enjoyed this though not as much as her first. Sue Limb seems to be able to channel the inner torture of a teenaged girl and I suspect this will be very popular with young teen girls. As a middle aged woman the angst got to me a bit but I would recommend it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma Delong | 1/19/2014

    " It was a good book. Want to read the next one bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 helen | 1/16/2014

    " this part of the series was good, but was my least favorite of the three. while i loved the descriptions of the places they went on their trip, i missed the jess of girl 15 and girl 17, who is always eating or saying something hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 12/28/2013

    " THERES A SERIES?!?! my nights been made. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karebear | 12/4/2013

    " Again as the first. Nothing special. But I liked it. Nothing seems special anymore, not since I've read the Twilight series...:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhiannon | 8/19/2013

    " :) It's about a girl who has a boyfriend. She hasn't told her mom. Her mom wants to go on vacation touring historical sites, and to see her dad (parents divorced). All her plans down the drain. She thinks her best friend will get together with her boyfriend. It's very complicated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 8/1/2013

    " I enjoyed the first, but the second fizzles. Although you make a few discoveries about Jess's life, it still doesn't hold enough interest or humor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jhem | 4/30/2013

    " a really common teenage story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 This Girl Loves Books | 2/17/2013

    " I read this when I was 16 and thought it was a really nice book to read. It was simple and funny and all around very easy and enjoyable to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsea | 11/12/2012

    " very funny at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 10/3/2012

    " good book.... definitaly british humor.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 linnea | 6/27/2012

    " Second in trilogy, got tired. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 5/26/2012

    " Second book in the "Girl 15" Series "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristi | 5/12/2012

    " I did not finish listening to this. I tried but I couldn't do it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 3/15/2012

    " it was kind of weird. :[ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 3/14/2012

    " this book really made emily and me laugh a lot. this one didnt have nearly as much anxiety inducing segments "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harley Arena | 2/1/2012

    " Same. Great, and easy to relate to a teenage girll. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 12/8/2011

    " Not quite as good as the 1st one, but still really funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny / Wondrous Reads | 10/14/2011

    " 4.5/5. Hilarious! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 9/6/2011

    " Like Girl, 15, Charming but Insane I listened to this on audio book and thought it was pretty good. There were a few slow points though and it wasn't quite as funny as the first book, but it was still very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 8/17/2011

    " Very funny and will make you laugh and snort! The book didn't have much of a plot but just a little situation that lasted a while. Great if you don't want to get all wrapped up in a book and have a need to giggle. Love Sue Limb's style of writing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmin | 7/16/2011

    " OMG! this is hilarious! I literally laughed my you-know-what off thru the whole book. It's just so humorous (i think that's how u spell it). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 4/17/2011

    " Not as funny as "Girl, 15, Charming but Insane" but still pretty entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 3/3/2011

    " This was cute. I definitely think you need to read the first book in order to like Jess and to "get" her problems but having done that, I found this to be quite charming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 8/5/2010

    " It was a good book. Want to read the next one bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 5/12/2010

    " Funny series; good to recommend to YAs. Summary: Jess knows her summer plans are ruined but little could she imagine the huge surprise that awaits her when she visits her dad's home for the first time in years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amina | 4/26/2010

    " lots from this book. it really good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret | 4/2/2010

    " Not very good. It was simply okay. Decent. It's an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/27/2009

    " This book was absolutely hysterical! I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator did a fabulous job infusing humor and personality into each character. I laughed through the whole thing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jazmine | 8/18/2009

    " good ending to Sue's series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 4/7/2009

    " this book really made emily and me laugh a lot. this one didnt have nearly as much anxiety inducing segments "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miah | 3/3/2009

    " this book is awesome, but it is mainly for teens, even though it says 10 and up... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 2/22/2009

    " I enjoyed the first, but the second fizzles. Although you make a few discoveries about Jess's life, it still doesn't hold enough interest or humor. "

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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.