Rebecca isn't looking forward to school after a summer full of music and excitement. Throw in a dad who is trying to take over his amateur musical, a mum who keeps reminding her that it's a big exam year, and an English teacher who has decided to become a novelist, and it's another eventful term for Rebecca.
Category: Children's fiction, LGBT+
The Real Rebecca
Life is complicated enough already, but when you try to solve your big sister’s relationship problems, it can only mean trouble!
Rebecca isn't looking forward to school after a summer full of music and excitement. To make it worse, her most annoying classmate Vanessa gets the starring role in a new ad campaign: now she's going to be on television, on posters, on the radio and even in the charts!
Luckily a new arts and music studio space for teens has opened up where Hey Dollface and their summer camp friends can practise.
Then Rebecca’s sister Rachel is dumped by her longtime boyfriend Tom, and Rebecca is determined to cheer her up.
Throw in a dad who is trying to take over his amateur musical, a mum who keeps reminding her that it's a big exam year, and an English teacher who has decided to become a novelist, and it's another eventful term for Rebecca.
'It reminded me of being a teenager, the nice parts! It's a perfect piece of hilarious loveliness! Gold Star!!!!' Marian Keyes
an authentic teen voice for our times … lively, refreshing and entertaining
with this book, Carey has done something very important: she has really explored the many quirks, habits and interests of the younger generations, including their diverse sexuality and opinions, and made it obvious how important it is to embrace and enjoy those little things that make you unique
fun … feisty, off-the-wall individuals and a brisk plot
Be warned: don't read this in public because from the first sentence this story is laugh out loud funny and only you'll make a show of yourself … this book is the funniest yet, and I can't wait for the next one in the series
portrays a recognisable world of adolescent ups and downs … Rebecca is at once participant in and observer of, what goes on in her circle, recording it all in a tone of voice in which humour, wryness and irony are shrewdly balanced
a fun and lively story
all told in Rebecca’s inimitable, hilarious diary form
engaged us from the first page … We love this story because it effortlessly captures the universal pressures, worries and insecurities that are an inevitable part of teenage life. Rebecca's easy conversationalist diary entries detail day-to-day interactions with her family, teacher, friends and classmates in an endearingly upfront and entertaining manner
Dublin author Anna Carey hits the female Irish pre-teen market spot-on with the right balance of humour, homework and hormones
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