The Worst Girlfriend in the World

Publisher: ATOM

Alice is known in Merrycliffe-on-Sea as the worst girlfriend in the world: the girl who makes boys do whatever she wants, only to unceremoniously dump them as soon as she gets bored. But to Franny, Alice is simply her best friend: the girl she's known since she was in nappies, and who makes her laugh more than anyone else.

But when Franny starts a fashion course at college instead of staying on at school for A Levels, their formerly unshakable friendship is put to the test. Then Alice commits the ultimate best friend crime: she sets her sights on Louis, the handsome, skinny-jeaned singer of (bad) local band Thee Desperadoes, who just happens to be the boy that Franny has had a crush on since forever...

Set in a northern seaside town, this is a funny, smart novel about the ups-and-downs of teenage friendship. Sarra Manning captures teenage voices perfectly, and young readers will find it easy to empathise with the trials and tribulations of small town heroine Franny, who dreams of becoming a fashion designer whilst dealing with the day-to-day realities of her mother's depression. With romance, sharp-eyed humour and a distinctly contemporary feel, this is a hugely enjoyable teen novel about the power of female friendship.

More books like this

Diary of a Crush: French Kiss

Author: Sarra Manning

First published as a hugely popular serial story in Just 17 magazine, French Kiss is the first in a trilogy following the tumultuous relationship between Edie and her on-off boyfriend Dylan.

Read more about Diary of a Crush: French Kiss

Guitar Girl

Author: Sarra Manning

17-year-old Molly and her two friends dream of starting a girl band, but when her dream comes true she's left struggling to remember who she was before she became lead singer of The Hormones.

Read more about Guitar Girl

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...