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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (575 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rebecca Sparrow Narrator: Tamara Lovatt Smith, Tamara Lovatt-Smith Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9780739363218
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Seventeen-year-old Rachel Hill is the girl most likely to succeed. And the girl most likely to have everything under control…That is, until her dad invites Nick McGowan, the cutest boy at school, to live with them.

Rachel worries that this could only be a recipe for disaster, but her best friend Zoe thinks it’s the perfect opportunity for lurve. Sparks start to fly for all the wrong reasons. Nick finds Rachel spoiled and uptight and Rachel dismisses Nick as lazy and directionless. But a secret from Nick’s past draws them together and makes the year Nick McGowan came to stay one that Rachel will never forget.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloria | 2/4/2014

    " Two things I didn't know about this book before I started reading it. First, it is set in Australia. Second, the main characters are seniors in 1989. Has some really funny moments with great references to shoulder pads and Huey Lewis. Enjoyed this short, light teen read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/22/2014

    " I read this for our annual YA/JF reading challenge at work. The appeal for me was the 1980's setting. It was a quick, fun read for the most part. However, I could have done with a bit less language and the one line about how to more effectively slit your wrists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trayshelle | 12/31/2013

    " This was a gopod book. I could relate to parts of the story,but some parts were a little wierd. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariela Silva | 10/19/2013

    " I loved this book! was so cute and funny! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 10/13/2013

    " This hilarious book is based in 1989 Australia. The book shows how how the same problems existing today were there in the 80s just with bigger hair and blue eye shadow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/28/2013

    " I listened to this book on my commute from work and thought it was really cute. I loved listening to the reader's Aussie accent and the author's accurate description of growing up in 1989. It was a nice trip down memory lane - especially since it was through someone else's eyes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sally | 8/14/2013

    " An ok teen read maybe. i'm a bit above the target age group.A bit light & pathetic for me I'm afraid. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy Reid | 4/4/2013

    " I enjoyed ell the 80's/90's references. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Treasure | 10/1/2012

    " I read the pre-publication of this book to review for the teen librarians meeting and overall I think it is a good book for teens, with honesty, decent realism, and a nice ending. I love the 1989 setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mary Ethington | 9/8/2012

    " Besides the references to sex (which I hated) and the swearing (which I hated and is annoying) the story was cute and simple. I liked that it didn't leave you hanging. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 6/9/2012

    " Book on CD. Cute, but not really stand out or anything. I needed something light and this fit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam Williams | 5/30/2012

    " I wanted a light read after all my dystopian fiction and this fit the bill. It's not one I would highly recommend. Fluff with a little romance. Okay for my middle school girls but not something they'll be lining up to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheralyn | 2/24/2012

    " I could not even get past the first chapter. Complete waste of my time. If I wanted to hear that much language I can go slumming. I have better things to do with my time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Asmaa | 2/1/2012

    " Amazing!! I finished it at 2 in the morning! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariela | 5/23/2011

    " I loved this book! was so cute and funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulina | 4/16/2011

    " 3.5 Stars! I found myself laughing at out loud while reading this! Cute book! =) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 1/15/2011

    " This hilarious book is based in 1989 Australia. The book shows how how the same problems existing today were there in the 80s just with bigger hair and blue eye shadow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noor | 7/21/2010

    " this book is coool!!! have a lot of coool ,and embarassing situations of a teenage girl whom her crush came to stay with her family cuz he faced serious problems in his life that made him depressed !!! but it's a cool one !! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheralyn | 4/22/2010

    " I could not even get past the first chapter. Complete waste of my time. If I wanted to hear that much language I can go slumming. I have better things to do with my time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 3/31/2010

    " Book on CD. Cute, but not really stand out or anything. I needed something light and this fit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 7/9/2009

    " A very funny, brilliantly observed wee book, with a lively Australian setting and a totally charming narrator. I appreciated the ending, too - not idyllic happy ever afters, but a realistic and reasonable happy resolution. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/16/2008

    " I thought this book was really good because the protagonists family is alot like many around the world and proves no family is perfect just like no family is either as well as many other lessons we all learn in life.
    A truly inspirational story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 7/6/2008

    " Cute book. For an older audience than the cover would suggest. "

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