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- Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
- Format: Paperback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 22mm | 200g
- Publication date: 1 April 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0340988835
- ISBN 13: 9780340988831
- Sales rank: 948,121
After a stint as the school agony aunt, Anya's forthcoming summer as an intern at a London publishing house comes as a breath of fresh air. It'll take her mind off Al - her AWOL boyfriend - at least, and maybe she'll get tips on how to be a writer, too. But it's clear that Anya's role is senior dogsbody - and involves reading terrible stories, listening to her colleague's Katie's domestic woes, and taking on a nightmarish teenage author, who is about five years late delivering his next 'best selling novel'. It's not quite the gltiz and glamour Miss Understanding thought it would be, but it does have its plus points: Delicious Seth Hodges being one of them...Anya is torn between the swarve Seth, the notorious waste of time The Boy, her lost boyfriend Al, not to mention the intriguing teenage writer Casper...So many boys, so little time. Another fresh, original and witty journey through Miss Understanding's life...
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The anonymous writer of Miss Understanding likes to keep their name a mystery, but will let it be known that they are a published author living in the UK. A runner up in the Lit Idol competition in 2005, this author has published one other teenage title and is currently working on the follow up to My Year in Agony - again featuring Miss Understanding as a beleaguered publishing intern who enthralls her blog readers with the inside scoop on publishing ...
(Of Miss Understanding: My Year in Agony) - 'I found it highly addictive and a very enjoyable read. Now I just have to be patient until the sequel comes out next year!' The Bookbag 'The complex nature of teenage relationships is well crafted in the narrative...you might want to keep your eye open for more in the series.' hack writers