Love, Fifteen

Love, Fifteen

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This is the diary of a 15-year-old girl experiencing first love, first sexual experience - and then an accidental pregnancy. Characteristically, Ros Asquith tells the story with a mix of seriousness and frivolity. And it's not just about the pregnancy. This is the story of Amy (who longs to be a rock star); her best friends Lottie, Mad Alice and Debbie (also known as the band, Black Hole); her crazy home life with her dad (who's having an affair with the actress over the road), mum and a pair of chaotic little twin sisters; her school (also known as KFC or Broadmoor); her trip to the Glastonbury Festival - and - and - in other words, all the normal stuff of being a teenager. The UK has one of the highest incidences of teen pregnancy in the world. It's a non-stop media story. As with all Ros Asquith's previous books, she's researched the subject carefully and visited teenage mum groups. There will be a list of advice lines and websites at the back of the more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 28mm | 281.23g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 055214777X
  • 9780552147774
  • 2,094,222

About Ros Asquith

Ros Asquith lives in North London with her partner, a jazz critic, and their two sons. She has worked as a photographer and stage designer and painted murals in six countries. She was theatre editor of City Limits magazine and a critic for Time Out and the Observer. She draws regularly for the Guardian. Ros has written over thirty books and illustrated lots more. The Teenage Worrier series starring fifteen-year-old Letty Chubb has been an international success, translated into eleven different languages and selling well over a quarter of a million copies in the UK more

Review quote

"An amusing and entertaining stoy ... Asquith is light where other writers would be heavy, but that doesn't mean she doesn't care. There's real emotion here and a lot about love in all its forms" -- Adele Geras Guardian 20050319 "Asquith's responsible look at teenage life makes this a compelling read" -- Sarah Harbon The Bookseller 20041119 "Funny and energetic" Daily Telegraph 20050507show more

Back cover copy

AMY BAKER:HER DIARY In Which Amy's Life Is Over, and That's Just the Beginning . . . The pregnancy test is called Herald. Great! Blow the trumpets! Hang out the flags! Hold the front page! The chicken has come home to roost! A Little Bundle of Joy is on the way! They should call it Tenterhooks. Or Tough Luck. Or You Are Not Alone . . . I blame the Turbo Shaglauncher cocktails - Stanley Maul was helping me to drown my sorrows after the love of my life emigrated to Japan, and I have a funny feeling (though I can't seem to remember a thing about it) that he may have given me more than just a mauling . . .Tharg! I've betrayed Tom and now my life is over . . . Isn't it?show more

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"Funny and energetic"show more

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64 ratings
3.45 out of 5 stars
5 17% (11)
4 25% (16)
3 47% (30)
2 8% (5)
1 3% (2)
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