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Girl, Nearly 16: Absolute Torture (Jess Jordan #2)

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  1,180 ratings  ·  85 reviews
Just when things were going so well.
Jess had the perfect summer planned: She and Fred, lounging in the park, gazing into one another's eyes and engaging in witty repartee. It was going to be so romantic. And then her maddening mum stepped in: She suddenly announced a two-week "road trip" to Cornwall to visit Jess's dad, something Jess might have enjoyed, actually, were it...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published October 11th 2005 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published 2005)
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Arminzerella
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Mia Sebti
The next morning Fred called to tell Jess he had gotten tickets to the camping festival. Jes was very exited she had always wanted to go to the festival.
She now needded to find a way to tell her mother about the camping festival.
It had to be a lie because she couldnt tell her mom the truth about fred.
When Jess decided to tell her mom she panicked and told her it was an invitation from flora .Her mom was appreciative and found that so nice she wanted to call floras's mom to thank her.
Jess quickl...more
Clarabel
Toujours aussi irrésistible ! Jess Jordan doit passer ses vacances en famille, lesquelles consistent à errer dans la campagne anglaise pour visiter les églises médiévales, en compagnie de sa mère et de sa grand-mère, voilà donc un programme qui ne l'enchante guère car Jess est follement amoureuse de Fred et veut passer tout son temps libre auprès de lui. Là où ça se corse, c'est que sa mère ignore l'existence de cette relation amoureuse, essentiellement parce que sa mère est fâchée avec la gente...more
Loubna El
This book was very amusing. While I was reading this book I literally Laughed Out Loud! I chose to do a review on this book because it was funny and found it interesting. I didn't want the book to end, I wanted it to keep going! :)

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The book "Girl, Nearly , Absolute Torture" by Sue Limb is a fascinating book. It's about a girl that has divorced parents. her parents got divorced when she was young and how she wants to go and visit her father which lives in a different town. but she is torn...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

Welcome back to more crazy adventures of Jess Jordan.

School is out and Jess has nothing more planned than to spend her time with her newly turned boyfriend, Fred. But it doesn't take long before disaster strikes. Of all times, Jess's mom has decided to take a vacation. They're to take a road trip so that Jess can visit her father in St. Ives. They'll stop at all sorts of historical and literary sites along the way. She surprises Jess with the news hours be...more
Courtney
Jess's new boyfriend (and long-time best friend), Fred, can kiss like no other -- literally, we're talking fireworks & melting knees! So of course, her mother decides that they (and her murder-obssessed grandmother) must go on vacation to visit her father. Who is being terribly weird, by the way -- very evasive and strange. If only Jess could tell her feminist mother about her new boyfriend! Now she's stuck trying to unravel why her parents broke up in the first place... and jealously imagin...more
Pearl
*Do not read this if you have not yet red "Girl, 15, Charming, but Insane" because this is a sequel to that book.

There is something very likable about this couple. Most of the time you would get so bored because you're so happy that the best friends get together and you don't wanna read the sequel because the romance get's kinda boring... But I really like Fred and Jess together. Fred is kinda that funny weird kid but at the same time he's pretty cool and he would seem nice to hang with. He's al...more
Aavis
Sep 14, 2014 Aavis rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who don't mind simple comedies
Recommended to Aavis by: I did.
It's been a week since I last finished a book, so naturally I needed something quick.

I'm rather dismayed at my choice, actually. Sure, "Girl, 16" is quick to read, it's light and stupid but not the stupidest thing ever seen. For all that, it could have been a summer read worth the cents I spent on it.

Still, it's terribly out of my comfort zone. Jess is exactly the kind of a heroine who makes people laugh at YA literature - namely, overly jealous, superficial, and so funny it mosty makes the read...more
Natalie
Jess thinks that life is just about perfect. She has her slighlty ape-ish, yet absolutely adorable boyfriend Fred and the summer hols are just about to kick off...then her mom springs it on her - summer road trip to adore all kinds of history and nature. Disaster! Of course Jess wants to see her lovable Dad and finally force the secret of why he and her mum split up, but she wants to snuggle with Fred more.

Sue Limb is brilliant at humor, that's all there is to it. Jess is hilarious. I think all...more
Steprkh
This book is about a girl that has a boyfriend and has a boyfriend and sha has not tould her parents. Her parents are divoursed because her father is gay. Her mother tskes her to a trip with her mom and she takes a bus to get faster and left her mom behind. When she got their she found her dads house and sleeped thair for somedays. The next days her mom came and drop of her stuff and said she was going to be in a hotel.Days passed and her boyfriend came and had a good time together. She finally...more
Kesha
The conclusion was the best part of this book. There needed to be more interactions between Jess and Fred.
Anne
While Jess's freakouts were more ridiculous than ever, this was good fun.
Nana Hargreeves Park
No puedo decir de este libro más que cosas buenas, tal vez por el amor obsesivo que le profeso desde hace 8 años, ya sea merecido o no; por lo que cualquier opinión que pudiera expresar no sería realmente objetiva.
Adoro este libro, adoro releerlo al menos una vez al año y, pese a la poca fama que ha tenido, me siento feliz de haber descubierto a Jess y haber compartido con ella cuatro maravillosas aventuras, y las que me quedan por explorar en los otros tres libros que no han sido traducidos al...more
Kennia Hyacinth
read this book a few years ago was a good read for the day.
Rosina
I think I first read this when I was about..14? And then re-read it about a year ago. From what I remember, I really enjoyed it. A lot of that was down to it being creepily relatable. I went on a lot of holidays with my mum and nan when I was younger and they acted so much like Jess' mum and nan. I ended up showing my mum a billion bits of the book and we'd crack up together at how much it was like us. The story's quite sweet as well, and I may have got a little teary eyed at the end. If I re-re...more
lee yuna
wahh aku baca yang terjemahann nihh :D
Theresa
Another great book to listen to. This one picks up where the previous book left off with Jess just starting to date Fred while her mom has planned a whole summer vacation for Jess and her grandmother. Jess does finally find out why her parents separated and is actually very okay with what happened.

While there were some funny parts, it wasn't as funny to me as the first one. But the narrator was awesome.
treehugger
This was another fun listen, with the same FANTASTIC narrator, but the story was just ok. I felt myself hoping for it to end, which is unlike me. So...3 stars. Funny, but pretty transparent, and the overly flamboyant characters started to get on my nerves like they never did in the first book - DON'T read this one first if you're considering these! And if you only read 1, read Girl, 15, charming but insane.
Catherine Medina
I thought this book was very good especially for young adults. Right when Jess gets what she wants, a nice stable relationship her mother arranges a trip to see jess's father. Although she loves her father and wants to see him Jess had made plans with Fred and is worried someone might take him away from her. It is a bit suspenseful and also nice story of teens trying to keep a long distance relationship.
Maggie V
This is the second in Limb's series, and I didn't read the first book. But I found it fun and quirky. It reminded me of "Angus, Thongs, and Full-frontal Snogging." Towards the end I was getting a little tired of Jess' drama and wild imagination.

Very much a girl book. And the audio was nice because the narrator did a wonderful British accent (at least to my American ear).
Salma
This was way better than Girl 15, Charming But Insane. It was fun and interesting. I loved it because most of it takes part in St. Ives, were her dad lives. A surprise for Jess, and a shocking reality about her dad. Could it be a new wife, new baby, or a new boyfriend for Jess's dad?????? :3 Fun,weird,shocking and a whole bunch of jealousy because of Jess!
Kathy
Feb 01, 2010 Kathy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: teen
Not quite as good as the first one but it still had its moments. Jess' Mom is dragging her on holiday when all she wants to do is spend the summer having picnics with Fred. What starts out as a very boring holiday filled with historical homes and graveyards, ends up with a few surprises that make it the "best holiday ever".
Patricia
Nov 26, 2008 Patricia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Patricia by: a student (thanks!)
Shelves: young-adult
Hilarious--teens are the same even if they live in Great Britain. I haven't laughed out loud at a book in a long time. This author knows teenagers. 15-year-olds with modern issues, a grandmother who is my age and totally whacked, a mother busy with her own issues--I plan to read all of Sue Limb's.
GiraffeAndy
Takový lepší průměr, párkrát jsem se i zasmála, ale jinak nic moc... První díl mi přišel lepší, až na ten závěr, to bylo dost klišé (do té doby mi to přišlo docela legrační, než přišel ten nudný konec). Další pokračování bych už číst nemusela. Ale je tam pár dobrých hlášek, to se tomu musí nechat! :D
Johnp
Jess is off on new adventures, this time on a summer holiday with her mom, who is taking her to see her dad. Bad news for Jess, who wanted to have a quiet summer with her new boyfriend. A few surprises await her - as well as some comic scenes dealing with being away from her new BF.

Decent.
Rhiannon
:) It's about a girl who has a boyfriend. She hasn't told her mom. Her mom wants to go on vacation touring historical sites, and to see her dad (parents divorced). All her plans down the drain. She thinks her best friend will get together with her boyfriend. It's very complicated.
Nono
I enjoyed this though not as much as her first. Sue Limb seems to be able to channel the inner torture of a teenaged girl and I suspect this will be very popular with young teen girls. As a middle aged woman the angst got to me a bit but I would recommend it
Indah Threez Lestari
1021st - 2011

Kiamat sudah dekat. Sudah tiba zaman di mana anak-anak menganggap ayah yang gay adalah keren, lebih suka bila sang ayah memiliki pasangan pria daripada menikah lagi dan punya anak dengan perempuan lain.

Anyway, ceritanya sih lumayan.
Becky
Very funny and will make you laugh and snort! The book didn't have much of a plot but just a little situation that lasted a while. Great if you don't want to get all wrapped up in a book and have a need to giggle. Love Sue Limb's style of writing!
Kristina Marie
This one wasn't as funny as the first. However, I am glad to see Jess can actually tell the truth instead of absurd lie after lie. I don't think I will read anymore by this author. The narrator, Katherine Kellgren, is still fabulous.
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