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Letters of a Love-struck Teenager ❴Reading❵ ➶ Letters of a Love-struck Teenager Author Claire Robertson – Thomashillier.co.uk Gilly Freeborn's nearly fourteen and she's got problems For starters her chest is flat PANCAKE FLAT Her Dad's cracking up and her mother is into shag carpets She's got a sixteen year old sister who's Gilly Freeborn's nearly fourteen a Love-struck Kindle Ò and she's got problems For starters her chest is flat PANCAKE FLAT Her Dad's cracking up and her mother is into shag carpets She's got a sixteen year old sister who's a mean selfish man hunting piranha and her best friend's turned traitor And if all that isn't enough she's fallen Letters of PDF or in love with THE VISION But he doesn't even know she exists and she's dumbstruck wracked with spasms dying unreuited HOW WILL IT END In desperation our Gilly turns to Alexa agony aunt of Bizz Magazine.

5 thoughts on “Letters of a Love-struck Teenager

  1. Kelly Kelly says:

    a intresting book

  2. Logan Hughes Logan Hughes says:

    This is one of those painfully angsty type books that really makes you feel that being a teenager is a horrible soulsucking experience and I appreciate these books as a nice reality check alongside the lighthearted chick lit or relentlessly idealisticoptimistic Babysitters Club But they're not really that much FUN It feels as though author Claire Robertson was trying to write a female Adrian Mole considering this was a few years after Mole it's plausible though they might just be part of the same genre It's the same sort of sensibility angsty too smart for her own good yet oh so dumb teen uses clever wording and a strange combination of self awareness and lack of self awareness to blow tiny things way out of proportion She even has the reuisite uarreling parents and vague desire for social activism This is the kind of book that sinks or swims on the cleverness of its writing and Robertson does an admirable job on the line by line level It is nice when a first person teen book doesn't seem dumbed down for kids; when the narrator just goes all out with the funny obscure words and phrases However Robertson doesn't uite hit the level of funny absurdity necessary to even out the unrelenting angstiness of the character's world and worldview It's not a world that's fun to escape into If I have to read one passage about the smallness or nonexistence of a character's breasts I'm going to scream My major problems come from the framing device the letters The story is written as a series of letters to an advice columnist We never see the columnist's responses although Gilly sometimes references them so we know they exist This could be done well if each letter were actually framed like a plea for advice with all the particulars given I'm picturing Dear Mr Henshaw type thing where the letters start out short and to the point and get and complex until they start to read like diary entries and that's part of the joke And the earlier letters would be sure to contain a uestion but then later on maybe she forgets to put a uestion or she's just thinking of the Agony Aunt like a pen pal But it should take some time to get there Gilly just launches in like a diary right away I know why because the author cared about the story than the framing device but if she wasn't going to USE the framing device she shouldn't have included it It's not even thematically linked; there's no advice motif within the story itself It's pretty obvious that it started as a diary book and she should have just kept it that way But then of course it would have been exactly like Adrian Mole This focus of the book is on day to day events but there is an arc; view spoilerGilly's lot starts to improve at the end and the overall message is basically Teens I know you feel crappy now but you are not alone and it will get better I don't have any problem with this as a message but it is a little lame that the good events that form the happy ending are all forms of external validation like Gilly winning a special prize for her school project the crazy aunt getting married and moving out the mom and dad getting along again and the cute boy asking her to dance The world is presented as a pretty unfair and unpleasant place through most of the book so it felt false to have it suddenly become nice hide spoiler

  3. Caitriona Caitriona says:

    This book is genuinely hilarious I didn't really know what to expect having picked it up in a charity shop love those but as soon as I started reading I thought This is me I am Gilly Freeborn Gilly is a wonderful character an ardent feminist who thinks she knows it all but doesn't seem to fit in with her band of ultra cool friends Then in walks THE VISION the new boy in school that Gilly suddenly falls head over heels for All the characters from Gilly's stroppy older sister Rosalie to her parents whose marriage seems to be crumbling to her whirlwind Auntie Paula with her crazy fashion sense are fantastic Gilly's articulate dreamy letters to agony aunt Alexa Deerheart are simply hilarious And the situations Gilly finds herself in are beyond belief storming out of her hairdressing job firmly declaring I'm a poet being just oneMy only slight uibble is the ending I shan't give anything away but it's rather sad and unexpectedly so for such a funny book I wonder if Claire Robertson could have thought of any other way to end Gilly's storyThat said it's still a side splitting book that I'd highly recommend to Louise Rennison fans

  4. Yax Yax says:

    Ready for bed but not ready I felt like an easy read Picked this book of the shelf and omfg I was not ready for how hilarious this book was It's kinda eh at the start but it's just so amusing Gilly is an expert when it comes to vocabulary dialogue metaphors juxtaposition similes and numerous other language features which helped to shape her amazing personality It's a great book I'd DEFINITELY recommend it to females of all ages and anyone who just needs cheering up

  5. Maarleenaaa 8D Maarleenaaa 8D says:

    very good book Probably illustrated by nick sharrat I read the other version written by Claire Robertson

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