Jacket for 'Charming but Insane'

Publishers

UK - Bloomsbury
France - Gallimard Jeunesse

Charming but Insane

By Sue Limb

Published Sep 2015

Girl, 15, Charming But Insane, huge bum, massive ears, seeks . . . Well, seeks Ben Jones, but failing that, large Muslim-type burka garment to cover her deformities.

Life can be trying when your best friend is a goddess, you are a woeful underachiever, and Ben Jones won’t even look in your direction. Painfully spot on, Girl, 15, reveals with Technicolor precision the agony and the ecstasy (and the embarrassment) of being a teenager. With razor-sharp observation and deadpan humour we are offered a privileged peek at the life of Jess, 15, charming, but most definitely insane. This novel has a unique voice and humour that will make you want to read it again and again – if you can bring yourself to put it down in the first place.