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Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England (Jess Jordan 0.5)

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  939 Ratings  ·  73 Reviews
A hilarious prequel rounds out our funny chick lit series.

Jess Jordan is barely 15. Fred is her often-aggravating best guy friend; her father is a lonely bachelor; Flora is her gorgeous best friend, a constant liability; and Ben Jones is barely a twinkle in her eye. Into this innocent scene are dropped 30 or so helpless French exchange students. Jess and her mother are ass
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 12th 2009 by Laurel Leaf (first published January 1st 2007)
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Arminzerella
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Gloria.n
Aug 02, 2013 Gloria.n rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
4.5 stars
I was deciding whether to do this or not, so here goes... (this is my first review so im not sure it'll be too good, sorry about that)

Jess has to write a letter to Edouard, her french exchange. she has some problems but ends up doing OK, next thing she knows, she has to send a PHOTO, so she gets her BEST friend Fred, to photo shop a picture for her. when she gets edouards picture (i quote) "he was adorable".

I LOVE THIS BOOK!! its one of my favorites(not as much as the next one in the
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Valerie

Jess Jordan is nerly 15. She's probably the worst student in her class. Hilarius to dead and her amazing BFF is Fred Parsons. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE FREEED!! I wished I had a BFF like him. He is so funny and cute. He looks like a man of the XV century and he adores violence movies. Fred & Jess had a nice friendship. The way they talk to each other is so weird but funny and I couldn't help but laught my ass off in the whole book. Flora, is the avatar of Aphrodite and she is very nice. Like Fre
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Jeanne
Jun 27, 2008 Jeanne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Louise Rennison
Shelves: young-adult, humor
So, this is the prequel to Girl, 15, Charming but Insane, which is a hilarious book. This one? Not so much.

In this outing, Jess is faced with entertaining a French exchange student. His name is Edouard, and he is basically a nerdy shrimp. Who only speaks French. Her best mate, Flora, hosts the charming Marie-Louise, and their pal, Jodie, hosts the sexy Gerard.

When the girls cook up a camping party with the exchange students, hilarity and hurt feelings ensue.

I don't know what to say. This novel i
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Caoimhe
Apr 03, 2012 Caoimhe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book like any sue limb book was and still is amazing you may think why I have only spoken about sue limb books or you may not be but even if there is one of you wondering I will put your wondering to a stop . I'm only a little girl that I have a lot to say about books and I am inspired by the book choice of Sue Limb and now I am moving onto many other books like Jacqueline Wilson and the playwrights of Shakespeare and many more I'm going onto you more adult books now and gruesome books like ...more
Anna
Apr 19, 2015 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I could, I would turn my nose up and rate it two stars. But it was ridiculous and funny, with perfect comic timing.
Kathryn
Feb 15, 2009 Kathryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i didn't realize this went before "gril 15, charming but insane" but it was really funny.
Ann-Triksden
Read it for a friend. It was funny, but that's just about it.
Jodie
Mar 06, 2014 Jodie rated it it was amazing
This book is honestly so cute! I remember reading this back in year nine when I was only thirteen, now four years later after (accidentally)picking it up from my local bookstore, I found myself loving this piece of work! Jess Jordan is absolutely hilarious, she does remind me a little of Georgia from Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging; however that is not necessarily a bad thing. This book was lovely and filled my nostalgia and I am glad that I picked this up and read it again.

I would recom
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Marie Robinson for TeensReadToo.com

This is a book with a great sense of humor. It's a story about 15-year-old Jess, who lives in England and hosts a French exchange student for two weeks. The basic plot revolves around Jess and how she and her friends react to their temporary French invasion (every student in Jess' French class hosts an exchange student), but the real story is about a young teenager finding her way among her friends, accepting herself, and maneuvering through the usu
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Sarah13
Jul 22, 2014 Sarah13 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girls who love to smile
Shelves: great, very-funny
I love Sue Limb, as an author. I think the way that she so expertly writes as if she's in the head of a 15 year-old is amazing. I think that this book is very funny and enjoyable (though maybe not as hilarious as others might say, personally I think some of her other books are better). Its a bit of light reading that will certainly get you smiling in no time, boys might not love it but I know that (like me) girls will never be able to put it down.
Joyce
Summary: Jess Jordan is barely 15. Fred is her often-aggravating best guy friend; her father is a lonely bachelor; Flora is her gorgeous best friend, a constant liability; and Ben Jones is barely a twinkle in her eye. Into this innocent scene are dropped 30 or so helpless French exchange students. Jess and her mother are assigned to house Eduoard, a shy, awkward, and painfully English-deprived boy Jess's age. To counter what Jess fears in Eduoard's growing crush on her, Jess convinces her friend ...more
Tara Calaby
The obvious comparison to this is the books of Louise Rennison, and I think it suffers a little from that. To me, the humour here is more forced and the characters less likeable. I have no idea what Fred is supposed to be--he kind of seems like a junior Stephen Fry.

That said, I quite enjoyed the exchange student plot and it's an easy, light read.
Amanda Hunsaker
Jun 14, 2014 Amanda Hunsaker rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book had basically no plot. They used a bit of language, used a lot of British words and phrases which we confusing, the girls were extremely shallow, and were a little inappropriate at times. I feel that this book was a waste of time.

I think it was trying to be funny, but it just fell flat.
Elizabeth
Jun 21, 2011 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author has an amazing knack of thinking, writing and talking like a 15 year old girl! The plot is at once realistic and overblown--just the way the lives of 15 year olds seem to be! Jess, the protagonist, is looking forward to the visit of Edouard, a French exchange student, who will be living with her and her mom for a fortnight. From the point when they exchange introductory until they say farewell, there is lots of drama, mayhem, misunderstandings, and silliness. I laughed out loud at som ...more
Foreverfangirl
Aug 24, 2016 Foreverfangirl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishes
Fred reads Stephen King's books? Forget others and love him because he is amazing. And he don't live in France and he speaks English and not French. You should date him, Jess, you should date him.
Laura
Sep 02, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was actually nice book. I recommend this book to you if you are flirty girl. :)
Sarah
Jun 10, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the Jess Jordan series!
Darsha
Sep 21, 2014 Darsha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Its hilarious ! I just loved it from the beginning . Thumbs Up! :) xxx ...more
Leys
Jul 21, 2014 Leys rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly better than I expected. And with as sparkly as this, that's saying something.
Salma
Oct 16, 2011 Salma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was great. Jess is a girl who lives in England, and when her french exchange partner comes to stay eith her for 2 weeks, she freaks out because she's not good at speaking french. I thought it was very imature of her mom and dad, because they wouldn't talk to echother over the phone or anything. Jess would always have to be delivering messages to her parents. It was also funny because in some parts of the book bad things happen to Jess that made me laugh. i am very much looking forward ...more
crazy
Apr 25, 2012 crazy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THIS BOOK WAS REALLY COOL AND THINK U ROMANCE LOVERS SHOULD READ IT COZ I LIKED IT AND I FOUND IT INTRESTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mary
Oct 16, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it
In this cute prequel to Girl, 15, Charming But Insane, Jess and her friends are involved in a foreign exchange with a school in France. Jess's partner is a boy named Edouard who is incredibly short and can barely speak any English. The physical humor in this novel is great as the kids go on a disastrous camping trip in the English countryside and Jess has to borrow clothes from the aunt of one of the kids.
Gatha G
I have read 3 books in this series so far and this is the one I liked most.It was pure girlish stuff which is not at all my cup of tea.Still I found myself enjoying this at many points.It was not that funny or 'LOL' stuff as said in the description of the book.

This story definitely had a basic or solid foundation and the author has played along with it.The characters were fun.And I love Fred.
Mina Yamanaka
Feb 24, 2011 Mina Yamanaka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is really hilarious and I enjoyed reading it very much. The protagonist of the book, Jess is a very funny girl and always a positive-thinker. I was encouraged by her very much because even her parents have divorced, she does not let the people around feel it because she behaves very positively. This book taught me to overcome the difficulties always be positive.
Kitty
May 26, 2011 Kitty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was ok, it isn't one of my absolute favorites, but it's different. Most of the books I read are by Meg Cabot, but since I almost read all her teen books, I decided to try another author. I found this book in the public library, it's part of a series. I just decided to try it out, and it's pretty good :)
Destiny Phabmixay
This book is getting better and better.Pretty much it deals with Jess who is getting a exchange partner that is in french.Once she meets him she realize that her exchage partner is kinda nerdy looking and has a crush on her.So if you keep reading the book then you will find what happens next.
Arnoldis
I loved this book! I read Girl 15, Charming but Insane first so I was a little confused until I realised that this was sort of a prequel. Jess Jordan is someone I can relate, Fred is thee best friend any girl can ask for, Flora's kinda of a bitch at times. All of which set up a fanstastic book!
Ciara
May 14, 2012 Ciara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't really like it. I mean, it was OK, but I would rather read another better book. On the reviews of the book, it said that fans of Meg Cabot would love this book but I did not agree. I am probably one of Meg's biggest fans, and I thought this book was a bit of a dissapointment.
Evie
haha so funny!!, this is about a girl named jess jordan who gets an french exchange student to live in her house named edouard. he doesn't know english and is not very handsome but i <333 this book for edowaurds awkwardnessness and it makes me feel like im actually there!!
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“Later, just before she drifted off to sleep, Jess realized the ghastly fact that, just as she had assumed that Edouard smelt disgusting, Edouard's first impression of her would have been that she did. The only difference was that she really had. It was not the greatest start to their relationship.” 1 likes
“And for two weeks I was banged up with a Hobbit who only spoke Elvish," said Jess.” 1 likes
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