Secrets at St Jude's: New Girl

Secrets at St Jude's: New Girl

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Gina's mother is fed up with her staying out late, spending too much money on clothes and too much time IM-ing her friends. But her solution to sort out her wayward LA IT girl is pretty drastic - she's sending Gina to Scotland to go to the same boarding school she attended. Suddenly taken from a world of malls, mobile phones, en-suite wet-rooms, designer clothes and sophisticated boys, Gina is suddenly forced to find her way through games of hockey, communal meals and showers, horrible public schoolboys and stuffy housemistresses. Will she ever survive? Her dorm buddies might just help - they're a strange bunch but they seem to be good fun ... And there are always the boys from the local school to help keep them entertained.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 124 x 198 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552557064
  • 9780552557061
  • 271,493

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"A raucous, hilarious and heart-warming tale of modern boarding school life from one of the UK's bestselling authors of women's fiction. Packed full of friendship, fun, entertainment, love and hope, it will have huge appeal to the early teenager . . . An addictive read" * * "I think this is a really up to date version of the old Chalet school books of the 60's and 70's. Well done, a great story for all the teenagers out there" * * "Culture-clash comedy" * Wolverhampton Chronicle *
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About Carmen Reid

Carmen Reid is a writer, journalist and mother. She is the bestselling author of How Was It For You?, Did The Earth Move?, Three In A Bed, Up All Night and The Personal Shopper for adult readers. After working in London as a news reporter for a decade, Carmen now lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband and two children. You can visit her website at to find out more. The St Jude's series are her first titles for younger readers, and they draw on her own experiences in a Scottish boarding school.
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Review Text

"Culture-clash comedy"
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Back cover copy

Ohmigod! Gina's mum has finally flipped and is sending her to Scotland to some crusty old boarding school called St Jude's - just because Gina spent all her money on clothes and got a few bad grades! It's so unfair!

Now the Californian mall-rat has to swap her sophisticated life of pool parties and well-groomed boys for . . . hockey in the rain, school dinners and stuffy housemistresses. And what's with her three kooky dorm-buddies . . . could they ever be her friends? And just how does a St Jude's girl get out to meet the gorgeous guys invited to the school's summer ball?

An addictive read.
A hilarious read.
A Carmen Reid.
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349 ratings
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3 34% (118)
2 5% (17)
1 3% (10)
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