Why buy this book?
- The main character is called April-May February - seriously.
- It's perfect for fans of Jaqueline Wilson, Louise Rennison or Hilary McKay
- A bestseller in South Africa, it's time for April-May to come to the UK!
A Month with April-May
About the book
'Life is not a bowl of cherries. Suck it up.'
April-May loves boys with green eyes, reading at the back of class and wearing non-regulation socks. April-May hates stuck up rich kids and two-minute noodles. Life at her new school would have been fine if Mrs Ho, the English teacher hadn't decided that April May was a no-good, trouble-maker, bursary-kid. April-May decides that Mrs Ho has to go. Then April-May meets the drop-dead gorgeous Sebastian, befriends the total suck up mouth-breather Melly and things get a little more complicated.
A MONTH WITH APRIL-MAY is a one-eyebrow-raised account of a teenager's trials and tribulations as she navigates a new school, a new family situation and a whole new way of life.
Melanie is the class monitor. She gives me some textbooks and stationery and says that all the books have to be covered in brown paper and plastic. These are the rules at Trinity College.
She also tells me that our classroom teacher is a man called Mr Goosen. But everyone calls him 'Finger'. I can see why when he comes into the room and takes roll-call for the day. As he calls out each name he looks up and then points, just to make sure that thevoice and the face match the name on the clipboard. His index finger is missing in action so he points with his middle finger.
Finger comes to the end of the names and points his finger at Melanie. No, he's pulling the zap sign at me.
My list of people who deserve to be poisoned with a side dish of salmonella is historically topped by Fluffy and Mom. Mr and Mrs February should have called it quits the day I was born, when they couldn't agree on what to call me. Fluffy thought April was the prettiest time of the year. Mom liked May. I got called a calendar.
Letter from the editor
It's impossible not to fall in love with this utterly delightful book - with April-May February, stuck with the craziest name ever, her dad Fluffy and her mouth-breather friend Melly. A perfect book for young teens.
Sara O'Connor, Editorial Director
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