Girl Meets Cake by Susie Day
|Girl Meets Cake by Susie Day|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: An uber-cool teen romp - great escapist fun for girls in the twelve plus age group.|
|Buy? Maybe||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 240||Date: April 2009|
|Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books|
Fifteen year old Heidi is in an awkward situation. She's a pupil at the school for the rich kids who've been expelled from everywhere else – and her parents, The Mothership and Dad Man, work at the school. It's a bit embarrassing being the only kid who has to have a Saturday job to get some of the luxuries in life but worse still when you seem to be the only one without a boyfriend/girlfriend. The one thing that Heidi doesn't lack is imagination and it's not long before we meet Gingerbread Ed – inspired by a biscuit of that ilk – to fill the vacancy.
I guess that you could forgive Heidi this little bit of, er, frivolity, but matter go from bad to worse when her friends start emailing Ed. Real life and a mad-cap online life collide hysterically.
Something that you need to know before we go any further is that if you're over seventeen, nineteen if you're particularly cool, then the chances are that you won't actually understand the language in this book. The individual words are fine. You'll have met most of them, but when two or more are brought together they won't make a lot of sense to anyone who thinks that the nineteen-eighties are anything other than ancient history.
It's a good story (if decidedly implausible) about friendship, values and truth. You'll remember Heidi – and Ed – but I'm afraid that the rest of the cast largely faded into a mass of Goths, cannonballs, bear hugs and totally unsuitable clothing. It's not intended as great literature, or as Heidi would say, something:
It's simply great fun and a real romp. It's going to appeal to girls in their early teens and my prediction is that they'll love it.
I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy to The Bookbag. We also have a review of The Twice-Lived Summer of Bluebell Jones by Susie Day.
Now, where did I leave my Zimmer frame?
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