My so-called life : the tragically normal diary of Rachel Riley
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Rachel Riley is the offspring of a depressingly unbroken home.
Her mum and dad refuse to let her have a mobile phone, and have banned Ribena (too purple) and Eastenders (too common); her seven-year-old brother buys giant Des Lynam cut-outs and Will Young dolls from ebay and talks in Elvish; and the adopted dog eats her Pride and Prejudice boxed collection.
It is time to change things. Rachel resolves that this year she will become tragic, literary and interesting - and will win the heart of Justin, the lead guitarist from Certain Death, along the way.
Laugh-out-loud funny from beginning to end, this is a fresh new voice which will speak directly to teenagers everywhere.
If Bridget Jones had kept a diary when she was a teenager, it is unlikely to have been this funny!