Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras (Mates, Dates #1)
Brit author Cathy Hopkins helps teen girls get a grip on life with this insightfully sassy novel starring three close-knit pals.
When "Wacko Watkins" assigns the class a writing project about themselves, Lucy Lovering is not optimistic. Her parents are health foodloving hippies, her best friend, Izzie, has become buds with the knockout Nesta, a
* Overwhelming British slang and usage.
* Amusing use of language.
* Low-stakes, gentle conflict.
* The conflict is too low-stakes and gentle. Nothing ever seems to have much emotional resonance, even things which really should. There's a constant baseline freaking-out level, but nothing seems to be more important than anything else. Lucy's feelings about her best friend having a new best friend are about equal to her feelings about having a lousy school assignment or getting a bad hair...more
Also, it was really cool to see a group of three girls who start...more
I found myself laughing and loving this story, it reminded me a lot of what forming into a teenager was like. The main character is Lucy Lovering. A 14 year old girl followed by her best friend since elementary school Izzie and a new girl Nesta. They were all given an assignment by their teacher, Wacko Watkins as they call her, to write about themselves; their likes dislikes, what they want to do when their older. Lucy is stuck. Shes unsure about herself, unsure about her under...more
I can connect to this because I fifth grade the same thing happened to me. You see, It was in fifth grade and this new girl gloriela came along and she kept on hanging out with my friends. And this is what happened to lucy, she felt like as if Nesta...more
Author: Cathy Hopkins (Audio)
Genre: Young Adult
Challenges: 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, Read and Review Challenge 2010, 2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge, 100 + Reading Challenge, Young Adult Reading Challenge, YA Through the Decades, Audio Book Challenge 2010, Pages Read 2010, A to Z challenge
No. of Pages: 160
Published: 2002 Bolinda Publishing
Back Cover: A turning point is exactly what Lucy does NOT want. Everything is ch...more
I love this series because it's so girly, which every girl n...more
this is a short review of all the books i read in the series. the rating, however, is per each book.
i read these books when i was 13-14. at that time i enjoyed reading them. However, the writing is average, the plot borders stupid, and many of the characters are one dimensional, even seteriotypical.
all in all, i would't recommand it now as there are far better books in the genre as well as the age target. which was not the case at my tim...more
Talks much about the vital transition period in a girls life. Good thing is, it emphasizes the need of teens & anybody in general to pursue their interests as careers.
I love motivation but I didn't pick this book because of that, it was a random buy and it was as good.
I remember reading all twelve of them several times but the first one was the one dearest to my heart.
Really fun to take a walk down memory lane and remembering my teenage-self.
Good for the pre-teen who likes relationship books.
Nesta wants to be a model, Izzie wants to be the next Alaina Morissette, but Lucy hasn't a clue. She does know she wants to meet that gorgeous guy walking past her car.
The whole book then consists of Lucy's search for self, her search for her special talent and her first kiss.
I definately think this book would work well with younger gir...more
"Bibit hari ini akan menjadi buah esok
Pikiran hari ini akan menjadi tindakan dihari esok"
Novel teenlit satu ini isinya tidak seperti novel remaja kebanyakan. Banyak sekali pesan moral yang disampaikan seputar keluarga, perahabatan remaja, dan kegalauan remaja dalam masa transisi pencarian jati diri.
Saya sangat suka motto keluarga Lucy Lovering (tokoh utama), "Meskipun tidak punya cukup uang untuk mengecat dinding dapur rumah mereka, tapi sepertinya mereka (kedua orang tua Lucy) tidak keberatan...more