Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Waiting On Wednesday: Nobody's Girl

Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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Nobody's Girl by Sarra Manning

* Published by: Hodder
* Format: Paperback
* Release Date:
February 4th, 2010 (UK)
* On Amazon: here

From Amazon: Bea thinks she's the most boring seventeen-year-old in the world. She's not pretty or popular or funny, unlike her mother who had Bea when she was 17. The only glamorous thing about Bea is the French father who left before she was born and lives in Paris. She yearns for la vie Parisienne every moment of her dull existence. So when Ruby Davies, the leader of her school's most elite clique picks Bea as her new best friend and asks her to go on holiday with them, she's wary but delighted. If nothing else it's two weeks away from her over-protective mother . But when the gang arrive in Spain, Bea is crushed to realise that Ruby and her posse have simply been using her. Bea wreaks vengeance on her so-called friends, and plans to decamp to Paris to find her father. But when she falls asleep on the train and wakes up in Bilbao, she meets a group of American students who are backpacking around Europe and bonds with them straight away, especially the gorgeous Toph, who helps heal Bea's hurting heart. And though Bea has a shock in store when they finally get to Paris, the 'City of Lovers ' really works it magic on Bea and Toph, who spend a week wandering the sun-dappled streets of Paris, talking, holding hands and falling in love. When it comes time to
go home to confront her Mum about her mysterious father, the new version of Bea is determined that she'll never go back to her old, boring way of life - she's no longer Nobody's Girl; she belongs to herself and to Toph... But with an ocean between them, will he wait for her?.

I love all Sarra Manning's books, and I can't wait for this one! I think she's the closest thing the UK has to Sarah Dessen, which is what I tell all my customers at work. Her Diary of a Crush trilogy is still my favourite, and I'm hoping Nobody's Girl will be just as good.

10 comments:

Chicklish said...

Hey, I just posted something similar myself! I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the post!

Becky said...

I'm embarrassed to say I've never heard of her before. And I call myself a librarian! Thanks for heads up.

Sab H. said...

Me neither! Thanks!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love Sarra Manning and DoC are my favourites too! I've already pre-ordered my copy of this, though I hadn't seen the cover so thanks for the ehads up!

Thao said...

Sounds great. I've heard a lot of Diary Of A Crush series and it seems fun too.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I've wanted to read something by her for awhile now...I really need too. This sounds amazing though.

Lauren

I want to read that said...

This sounds really good - I have Let's get Lost by her but haven't read it yet...

C.K. said...

I love Sarra Manning - especially Let's Get Lost and Guitar Girl - so I'm sure this is going to be great. I really like both the cover and the title.

Addicted Book Reader said...

I really like Guitar Girl and Let's Get Lost too. I can't wait for this book now : D

Michelle said...

I've only ever read Let's Get Lost and Unsticky by her, but I'm really looking forward to reading this one as well!