By Sue Limb
Published Sep 2015
Jess’s mum has finally given in and arranged a trip to see Jess’s dad. But this is so the wrong moment: Jess has just got it together with Fred, and in an incredibly romantic way he has scraped money together to get them both tickets to the hottest music festival . . . but instead Jess is going on a road trip with her mum and her grandmother (and her grandfather, but he doesn’t quite count as he is ashes in an urn).
Jess is keen to keep in touch with Fred by text while she is away, but after a while he just stops responding. And her best friend Flora is now going to the exact same music festival Jess was supposed to go to! Jess can’t help her paranoia about Fred working overtime. If Jess isn’t careful, her worries are going to completely spoil her much-wanted visit to her dad. But when she gets there, it turns out that everybody has a surprise for each other. Needless to say, some work out better than others . . .
In this sequel Sue Limb has surpassed herself. The writing is still fresh, funny and effervescent, but at the same time Sue has captured the difficult, prickly but, above all, loving relationship between a daughter and her parents.
Another laugh-out-loud story featuring the charming but insane Jess Jordan. It’s only when you’ve stopped laughing that you realise that, in addition to writing with wit and warmth, Sue Limb has also dealt effortlessly with bigger and important themes of friendship and loyalty.