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 book.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 267g
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552571105
  • 9780552571104

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 alone.
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Back cover copy

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?
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Rating details

64 ratings
3.46 out of 5 stars
5 19% (12)
4 23% (15)
3 47% (30)
2 8% (5)
1 3% (2)
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