What's Up with Jody Barton?
Me and my sister are twins. She's Jolene and I'm Jody. We've both got brown hair, we're both left-handed and we both have these weirdly long little toes which make us look like long-toed mutants. But apart from that, I'd say we're fairly different. Well, actually, we're a lot different ...It's hard enough being one half of the world's least identical twins, without both of you falling for the same guy. Jolene's turned flirting into a fine art, but Jody? Not so much. And as if a twinny love triangle wasn't messy enough ...there's something nobody knows about Jody Barton. Something BIG. Told with the trademark warmth and laugh-out-loud humour of the much-loved LOTTIE BIGGS books, this is a book that will make you think, with a gobsmacking twist you won't believe.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 197 x 197 x 130mm | 235g
- 24 May 2012
- Pan MacMillan
- MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
- London, United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
About Hayley Long
Hayley Long lives in Norwich with her husband and a rabbit called Irma. Sometimes she is an English teacher, and the rest of the time she writes novels. They're the sort of novels which will make you laugh a bit and then make you feel sad a bit and then make you laugh again. Sort of like this: hahahaBOOHOOhahaha. Hayley also likes biscuits.
Our customer reviews
Such a gripping book! I read it in one day because it was really hard to put down. I loved the characters, especially Jody and her family. There were some very funny moments and some very deep ideas, which any child would find valuable. The way this book was written is 'awesome' - its not just some boring layout. It has pictures and writing of different sizes to reflect how it was spoken. I just wish that the book was longer and I would definately recommend it to anyone!show moreby Agne
When i first saw this book it wasn't one i would usually pick up and read, however i have enjoyed reading this book and was surprised with the layout. I haven't read one of Hayley Longs books before so i didn't know what type of writer she is, and i must say i like how she creates her stories. She uses illustrations to go along with the text in the book and i really like how she has done this because it is effective in making it more interesting, eye catching and keeps the reader wanting to be involved. I also like how she has cleverly sized her texts differently depending on what the character is trying to get across, for instance if there is whispering or muttering she will make the text size small, if someone is speaking loudly she will make the text size large. Moving onto the main character, Jody, without giving too much away all i can say is that Long has cleverly portrayed this character in a certain way that tricks the reader. In my opinion i really admire the whole plot of the story and think it is a great thing to write about with such a twist. Various people may be able to relate to this book, and if so i'd like to think it helps them in some way because this is a strong book written carefully and thoughtfully. A great quick read book that keeps you interested throughout!show moreby Maria
Two twins - Jody and Jolene. Completely different. If being a twin wasn't hard enough, both of them falling in love with the same guy is just going to make matters a whole lot worse! But to add to all of that is Jody Barton's MASSIVE secret that nobody knows about. Hayley Long comes back again after her Lottie Biggs series with an AMAZING book! If you've read Lottie Biggs series, you'll be getting twice as much excitement and joy reading What's Up With Jody Barton! Everyone should be rushing to buy this book that has tons of laughter and a HUGE secret from Jody which is going to make your jaw hit all the way to the floor. I'm a huge fan of Hayley Long and wasn't disappointed at all with What's Up With Jody Barton! Every teen should own a copy of this book. I couldn't put it down as soon as I got it! Such an easy book to read and I loved it. Highly recommended!show moreby Melissa Marshall