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Tapas & Tears

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Jaime never wanted to go to Spain in the first place. But when she's forced on to the school exchange trip with Concepcion Inmaculada she knows il will be OK. After all, someone named after the Virgin Mary must be kind, sweet and gentle...Right? What happened in Spain, stays in Spain - until it chases you back to England...
Paperback, 264 pages
Published February 4th 2010 by Hodder Children's Books
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Lyndsey O'Halloran
Jul 27, 2011 Lyndsey O'Halloran rated it liked it
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This isn’t a book which I would have normally picked for myself. This is a case where I would have judged it by its cover and because it looks quite young, I think I would have bypassed it, had I seen it in a shop. However, I was determined to give it a go. You never know when you might be nicely surprised.

Poor Jaime. I did feel sorry for the girl. After not really wanting to go on an exchange trip in the first place, she then gets stuck with the girl from hell and someone who she cant even rea
Jun 09, 2011 hi rated it liked it
Jaime didn't want to go on a student exchange program to Spain because she is shy. But she does end up going and gets matched up with a terror of a girl: Concha. No one likes Concha; she is mean and makes no effort to make friends. They both like the same boy but he seems to favor Jamie, so her and Concha get in a fight. Jaime leaves Spain not expecting Concha to do her exchange to Jaime's house in Britain. Concha changes her mind and comes stalking into Jaime's house a couple days late. When in ...more
Jan 26, 2014 Alice rated it liked it
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This is a really light hearted book, I read this in one sitting when I was travelling on the train. I enjoyed this book a lot, and out of the ones I have read by the same author it is the most fun and enjoyable because all of the characters have something about them and there are lots of parts that made me laugh. My favourite scenes were basically all of Abuela's scenes because she was such a wonderfully thought-out character.

I gave this book 3 stars, because I thought it was a really enjoyable,
Sep 06, 2015 Janina rated it it was ok
Would have loved this book when I was 10-12, but sadly I might have outgrown these types of stories. It did get me more excited for my Spain trip next year. And the food. The food!
Oct 26, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
This used to be one of my favourite books.
I think I read it when I was 12 or so.
I really recomend it to young teens it's a great book.
Jun 27, 2015 Habibah rated it it was amazing
Nice plot and very satisfiying.
Dec 09, 2012 Cara rated it it was ok
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Let me see.. It's been a while since I read this.

Good book - from a 15 yr old's perspective. A book about travelling to new countries, taking a leap of faith and going on an exchange student trip. It shows that... life for a teenager is full and everything at once. You believe everyone, you have high expectations that moments don't seem to match. But it's life. Ummm.. Can't actually remember much about about the book, but it's a good book - not outstanding.
Jun 28, 2012 Louise rated it really liked it
Such a light hearted and funny book. Really enjoyed it
Jun 21, 2012 Sam rated it did not like it
It was okay.
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