A fun, funky new story from the queen of teen fiction.
Jeane Smith is seventeen and has turned her self-styled dorkiness into an art form, a lifestyle choice and a profitable website and consultancy business. She writes a style column for a Japanese teen magazine and came number seven in The Guardian's 30 People Under 30 Who Are Changing The World.
And yet, in spite of the accolades, hundreds of Internet friendships and a cool boyfriend, she feels inexplicably lonely, a situation made infinitely worse when Michael Lee, the most mass-market, popular and predictably all-rounded boy at school tells Jeane of his suspicion that Jeane's boyfriend is secretly seeing his girlfriend.
Michael and Jeane have NOTHING in common - she is cool and individual; he is the golden boy in an Abercrombie and Fitch T-shirt. So why can't she stop talking to him?
Sarra Manning is a teen queen extraordinaire. She spent five years
working on the legendary but now sadly defunct UK teen mag, J17, first
as a writer and then as Entertainment Editor. She then joined the
launch team of teen fashion bible Ellegirl UK, which she later went on
to edit and has consulted on a wide range of other youth titles
including Bliss, The Face and More.
Sarra was most recently editor of BBC's What To Wear magazine. She's
now advises a number of UK magazine publishers as well as writing
features and a monthly column for ELLE UK and is a regular contributor
to Grazia and Red magazines. Sarra has also contributed to The
Guardian, ES Magazine, Seventeen, Details and Heat and wrote the Shop
Bitch column for Time Out London. Sarra lives in North London with her
devoted dog, Dino, the mongrel she saved from an untimely death.