Tuesday, May 31, 2005


I was woken up by the postman today who delivered five copies of the Swedish edition of Diary of A Crush or as they call it, Edies Dagbook. If you happen to be holidaying in Stockholm, you should go into a bookshop and check out the cover!

I just have time to answer a question from Josie who wanted to know: if you could tell us what Lets Get Lost is about?

Well, I don't want to give away too much of the story but it's probably my darkest book to date. Way darker than Guitar Girl and the heroine, Isabel, isn't very nice. In actual fact, she's a self-admitted "nasty bitch." But as you probably know from my books, what you see on the surface is not what's really going on underneath.

Anyway, hot off the press, this is the back cover copy of Let's Get Lost, which I've just approved:

Isabel rules her school with an iron fist and a gang of minions to do her bidding. Her mates are frightened of her, the teachers can’t get through to her, and no one, but no one, is ever going to discover her dark, sad secrets.
But then she meets Smith, and her life starts coming apart...

"Girls like you don't have off days," Smith said. "You're pretty and and popular and you can have anything or anyone that you want."

I wanted to be that girl. The girl he thought I was. Who had nothing else to angst about but how her hair looked and why nobody understood her.

Josie also asked me if I had any book recommendations as she's run out of things to read so I'll be compiling a list and posting it in the next couple of days. Watch this space!

S x


Josie said...

Thank you for the info on Lets get Lost. It sounds great !!

Love Josie

Anonymous said...

Hi i emailed u ages ago after i read the 1st DOAC book and i loved them all! I really didnt want to stop reading them but like you've said their story was told. I've also read Pretty Things which was also fab!I loved Charlie. I also thought it was good that Daisy showed that you dont have to be perfectly slim to be pretty. I've yet to read Guitar Girl but i definately will and Lets Get Lost sounds great, i'll watch out for it. Im about to go to college next year any tips on survival? lv Laura x

georgie said...

Im soooooooo glad your still writing teenagery books cos there the only books i read,
Lets get lots sounds rele cool
love Georgie

TheCutieDeathService said...

Hey I'm from Sweden, got the Swedish edition of the books. I must ask, do you have any say about the covers, or could they just be a picture of anything? Love your books