Friday, 22 June 2012

My Family and Other Freaks by Carol Midgley

Review by Maryom

Danielle Dench is desperate to attract the attention of  dreamy, delicious Damian - but not in the cringe-making way she does when a smelly dog-related accident gets her the nick-name of Dench the Stench. That's not at all the sort of image she was looking for! As if that isn't enough, her family are all weird; her parents are still in 'lurve' (at their age!); her little sister likes playing dress-up and make-overs with the dog, and big brother Rick has a bedroom that smells like a wrestler's bottom!
These aren't all of her problems though - her parents have a little surprise for the family and Simon the dog seems to be getting increasingly out of control. Life seems to just line up things for schoolmates to make fun of!

Written in the form of Danielle's diary, My Family and other Freaks is a brilliantly hilarious look at the trials and tribulations of teenage life - from unrequited love to embarrassing parents and troublesome pets. A book that will have you laughing out loud - unless you're hissing at the villain, Danielle's arch-rival Treasure Cavendish with her expensive clothes, perfect hair and day-glo orange skin. Yes, you can tell where the plot is leading but after all it's a teen romcom so a happy ending is guaranteed.

Maryom's review -  5 stars
Publisher - Quercus 
Genre - teen, real-life, comedy,

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