My Scorching Summer Diary

My Scorching Summer Diary

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Seventeen-year-old Kelly Ann leaves behind her boyfriend, family and friends in Glasgow to live and work in a London hotel for the summer. But losing her luggage and fending off tube gropers on her first day isn't a good start. Almost being arrested for stealing men's underwear on her second isn't any better. However she does manages to make friends, even though, to impress her new pals, she pretends to be older and more sophisticated than she is, with a doctor boyfriend. London life is fun, even though she has to work in a steaming hot kitchen all day. But her made-up life starts to get very complicated, and she has rely on old friends to save the more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 234g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0552564915
  • 9780552564915
  • 406,086

About Liz Rettig

Liz Rettig is over twenty-one and lives in Glasgow with her husband and two children. She works as a teacher, and used to be like Kelly Ann - but she's all right more

Review quote

"Liz Rettig's writing flows so easily and is full of Scottish wit and wisdom . . . Teenage girls should have no problem relating to Kelly Ann's madcap antics and friendship/boyfriend troubles, and might even pick up some tips from her" * Wondrous Reads * "Proves that although life can take away dreams in one breath, it can grant a different path to dreams in another. I laughed a lot" -- Nayuleska * Nayu's Reading Corner * "A breezy story filled with summer fun. I loved it!" * Chicklish * "There were really no faults with this . . . Still, if you are looking for a flighty, summer read full of Kelly Ann's disastrous (but incredibly funny) adventures, pick this up!" * Booked Up! *show more

Back cover copy

"I stood by the window of the train and waved until Chris was completely out of sight. Then I pulled off the pendant he'd given me. I love Chris. I really do. But not even for him was I going to have round my neck something which looked exactly like a tampon." So, okay, my first couple of days in London didn't get off to a great start. Was groped on the underground, lost all my luggage, and got caught stealing a hot guy's boxers from the launderette - don't ask, but I had to do something when my one pair of knickers needed replacing. Anyway, things can only get better, right? Because London is an amazing place - where anyone can be anything they want and even ordinary girls like me get the chance to be famous... Kelly Ann's fantastically funny diary of life, love, lies and laundry more

Review Text

"There were really no faults with this . . . Still, if you are looking for a flighty, summer read full of Kelly Ann's disastrous (but incredibly funny) adventures, pick this up!"show more

Rating details

70 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 31% (22)
4 19% (13)
3 37% (26)
2 7% (5)
1 6% (4)
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