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3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  22 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
When was the last time YOUR unshaven armpits got YOU into trouble?! In Jude's case it's when... well, let's just say she's unable to respond in the affirmative to the challenge: ..". hands up if you lurve Jeeeeeee-sus... come on... let's see those arms raised high!..." Jude Singleton, the patron saint of single Christian lasses, is desperate for two things, namely a bloke. ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 4th 2003 by Scripture Union (UK) (first published 2003)
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Sep 14, 2012 Lucinda rated it really liked it
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Compelling Christian Chick-Lit!

This striking book will find a special place in your heart that any reader can relate to and connect with on such a personal and intimate level, thus I found myself entwined within the story as it spoke to me. Annie Porthouse’s book is a mixture of chick-lit and Christian fiction aimed at the young-adult reader or adult reader who would ultimately appreciate the topics that it discusses, all of which are real and honest within our daily lives. One follows the char
May 09, 2012 Rose rated it really liked it
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A bit of a romp down memory lane (I first read this about 7 years ago when I was a teenager...)

A light-hearted look at being a Christian at university, told through the doubts, worries, and general madness of Jude as she writes a diary to her future husband "Bob".

Great for 14-15 year old girls, starting to think about university. Many of the questions of dating and self-image are covered as well and would speak to this age group. (there may be too many references to eye-brow plucking and dieting
Jul 21, 2015 Fay rated it liked it
Nice, easy read. Pretty much a christian version of Louise Rennison's series on Georgia Nicholson. Funny in places. Style in general and language/slang is a bit outdated.
Oct 09, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
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I received this book through a goodreads giveaway. I loved this book! It was really easy dip in and out of regularly.
I'm going to uni next year so it was great to read about it. I love the diary format, and Jude is hilarious. I really felt I could relate to her, as she's not your perfect girl, and doubts herself at times. It really got me thinking too regarding the 'Jim Dream'.
Sep 27, 2012 Dilys rated it it was ok
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Ideal book if you are just going to university for the first time.Quite funny in places.
This doesn't 'really' fall under a strict interpretation of the chick-lit genre (just as it isn't a true epistolary book)... but a lot of the elements here appear in chick-lits so.... I guess this is teenage chick-lit aimed at Christians.

When I first read this book I thought it was really good, looking back now ... it is really for 16-17 year olds. The overall moral holds up well (think prodigal son) although some of the references are getting dated now.
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