Jess, the protagonist, is looking forward to the visit of Edouard, a French exchange student, who will be living with her and her mom for a fortnight. From the point when they exchange introductory until they say farewell, there is lots of drama, mayhem, misunderstandings, and silliness.
I laughed out loud at som The author has an amazing knack of thinking, writing and talking like a 15 year old girl! I laughed out loud at some of the British expressions that were woven into the book. I can't wait to read the others in the series. This would be a super beach read. Jun 24, Jeanne rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Fans of Louise Rennison. So, this is the prequel to Girl, 15, Charming but Insane, which is a hilarious book. In this outing, Jess is faced with entertaining a French exchange student. His name is Edouard, and he is basically a nerdy shrimp.
Who only speaks French.
Girl, Barely 15 has ratings and 74 reviews. Arminzerella said: Jess Jordan is fifteen years old, her parents are divorced, she lives with her mom. Jess is in a fix. She has to write a letter to Edouard, her French exchange, before he comes to visit, and her normal ability to write charismatic, charming and.
When the girls cook up a camping party with the exchange students, hilarity and hurt feelings ensue. I don't know what to say. This novel i So, this is the prequel to Girl, 15, Charming but Insane, which is a hilarious book. This novel is nowhere near as funny as the first in the series. Nor is it as funny as the less funny sequels. But it was nice to visit with wacky Jess one more time. This book is honestly so cute! I remember reading this back in year nine when I was only thirteen, now four years later after accidentally picking it up from my local bookstore, I found myself loving this piece of work!
Jess Jordan is absolutely hilarious, she does remind me a little of Georgia from Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging; however that is not necessarily a bad thing. This book was lovely and filled my nostalgia and I am glad that I picked this up and read it again. I would recom This book is honestly so cute!
I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a light and easy read. Oct 10, Salma rated it it was amazing. This book was great. Jess is a girl who lives in England, and when her french exchange partner comes to stay eith her for 2 weeks, she freaks out because she's not good at speaking french.
I thought it was very imature of her mom and dad, because they wouldn't talk to echother over the phone or anything. Jess would always have to be delivering messages to her parents. It was also funny because in some parts of the book bad things happen to Jess that made me laugh. Apr 05, crazy rated it it was amazing. In this cute prequel to Girl, 15, Charming But Insane , Jess and her friends are involved in a foreign exchange with a school in France. Jess's partner is a boy named Edouard who is incredibly short and can barely speak any English.
The physical humor in this novel is great as the kids go on a disastrous camping trip in the English countryside and Jess has to borrow clothes from the aunt of one of the kids. Jul 22, Sarah13 rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Girls who love to smile. I love Sue Limb, as an author.
Who only speaks French. The only difference was that she really had. The Knife of Never Letting Go. So if you keep reading the book then you will find what happens next. Please provide an email address. Jun 24, Jeanne rated it it was ok Recommends it for:
I think the way that she so expertly writes as if she's in the head of a 15 year-old is amazing. I think that this book is very funny and enjoyable though maybe not as hilarious as others might say, personally I think some of her other books are better. Its a bit of light reading that will certainly get you smiling in no time, boys might not love it but I know that like me girls will never be able to put it down. Feb 03, Mina Yamanaka rated it really liked it.
This book is really hilarious and I enjoyed reading it very much. The protagonist of the book, Jess is a very funny girl and always a positive-thinker. I was encouraged by her very much because even her parents have divorced, she does not let the people around feel it because she behaves very positively. This book taught me to overcome the difficulties always be positive. The obvious comparison to this is the books of Louise Rennison, and I think it suffers a little from that. To me, the humour here is more forced and the characters less likeable.
I have no idea what Fred is supposed to be--he kind of seems like a junior Stephen Fry. That said, I quite enjoyed the exchange student plot and it's an easy, light read. May 26, Kitty rated it really liked it. This book was ok, it isn't one of my absolute favorites, but it's different. Most of the books I read are by Meg Cabot, but since I almost read all her teen books, I decided to try another author. I found this book in the public library, it's part of a series.
I just decided to try it out, and it's pretty good: Jun 14, Amanda Hunsaker rated it did not like it. This book had basically no plot.
They used a bit of language, used a lot of British words and phrases which we confusing, the girls were extremely shallow, and were a little inappropriate at times. I feel that this book was a waste of time. I think it was trying to be funny, but it just fell flat. Mar 27, Angelina Justice rated it really liked it Shelves: I now have a great new series to suggest to readers who love realistic fiction that doesn't get too heavy or dramatic.
This book provides lots of laughs and pertinent insight into the mind of this girl, barely Fred is her often-aggravating best guy friend; her father is a lonely bachelor; Flora is her gorgeous best friend, a constant liability; and Ben Jones is barely a twinkle in her eye. Into this innocent scene are dropped 30 or so helpless French exchange students. Will Jess be able to keep the peace, or even translate the whole debacle to the confused French students? The future of England is on the line. Setting From the beginning the way the story started off is that she was around hanging out in the classroom at school it took place during the week..
Character Fred is her often-aggravating best guy friend; her father is a lonely bachelor; Flora is her gorgeous best friend, a constant liability; and Ben Jones is barely a twinkle in her eye. Jess and her mother are assigned to house Eduoard, a shy, awkward, and painfully English. Sue lives on a remote organic farm near Nailsworth in Gloucestershire. Chocolate SOS, published by Bloomsbury in January , is another side-splittingly funny story featuring the crazy confessions of charming but insane Jess Jordan.
Not a horrid violent one, obviously - more a kind of female Robin Hood living in the treetops, preferably with a troupe of monkeys, a species Ruby adores. Her human family consists of a teasing eccentric older brother Joe, a Geography teacher father who has no sense of direction, and a midwife mum who regularly falls asleep on the sofa instead of providing lavish suppers. Ruby's best friend Yasmin is a Muslim, though not so you'd notice. Yasmin loves dolls and clothes and is shrewd about relationships. She and Ruby have a fiery but devoted friendship and through Yasmin's older sister Zerrin, Ruby gets to know Holly Helvellyn, Gothic eccentric and Ruby's ultimate role model.
To counter what Jess fears is Eduoard's growing crush on her, Jess convinces her friend Fred to pose as her boyfriend, but he refuses to take their fake relationship seriously. From the Hardcover edition. Her writing career started in London, with various assignments for… More about Sue Limb. About Girl, Barely Flirting for England Jess Jordan is barely Also in Girl, 15 Series. Inspired by Your Browsing History.
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