LBD : It's a Girl Thing
This audiobook follows three teenage friends, Ronnie, Claude and Fleur, who are the irrepressible LBD - Les Bambinos Dangereuse. When their headmaster cancels the school's annual summer fete, they decide to replace it with their own music festival.
- Audio cassette | 2 pages
- 109 x 141 x 17mm | 128g
- 05 Jun 2003
- Penguin Books Ltd
- Penguin Children's Audiobooks
- London, United Kingdom
- Abridged edition
About Grace Dent
Grace Dent studied English Literature at Stirling University and worked as an editorial assistant at Marie Clare before becoming a freelance journalist. She is a regular contributor to The Guardian, The Mirror and the Sunday Mirror, as well as a columnist for Shape ('Saving Grace') and More! magazine ('Girltalk'). She also contributes regularly to CosmoGirl. Grace lives in Putney, London.
Stymied from attending the Astlebury Music Festival by their parents, three British girls in Year 9-they call themselves Les Bambinos Dangereuses-decide to have their own. Surprisingly, they garner permission from the headmaster to host Blackwell Live. At first, this is relentlessly hip and snide as Ronnie, short for Veronica Ripperton, introduces her parents, her friends, her crushes, and her music. Fleur is a gorgeous boy magnet, with snogging (twirly tongues and all) usually leading to heartbreak. Claude, short for Claudette, is an angelic-looking overachiever with a penchant for getting the other girls into trouble. About midpoint when the characters have been introduced and the plans for the festival are rolling, the subplot of Ronnie's bickering parents gets more focus and the aggravating slang lightens up to make the second half more enjoyable. A Rennison imitation, or in LBD terms, not quite as big a "fat sack of flatulent poo-flavored mess" as it starts out to be. (Fiction. YA) (Kirkus Reviews)