'Life is not a bowl of cherries. Suck it up.' On April-May's first day at Trinity College, she has the wrong colour bag, too-bright socks and she gets her favourite novel confiscated for reading it during class. She makes total enemies with the evil Mrs Ho, but she makes total friends with mouth-breather Melly. Then, she meets the gorgeous Seb, loses her entire wardrobe to a hobo and gets branded a sockless trouble-maker. 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.
About the Author
Edyth Bulbring was born in Boksburg, South Africa and grew up in Port Elizabeth. She attended the University of Cape Town where she completed a BA whilst editing the University newspaper Varsity. Having worked as a journalist for fifteen years, including time spent as the political correspondent at the Sunday Times of South Africa covering the first ever democratic elections, Edyth moved into writing full time. Edyth has published six books in South Africa and is looking forward to seeing her books on UK shelves.
The hectic pace of the dramas and April-May's own largely benign view of them make this is a fresh and entertaining novel which reveals that teen trouble is the same the whole world over. -- Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4kids I devoured the book in one sitting, but it passed the acid test when my teenage daughter was compelled by the sheer excellence of the writing to keep reading. -- Aubrey Paton The Times South Africa Devoured in an evening and highly recommended. -- Leigh Andrews Media Update (review for 100 DAYS WITH APRIL-MAY) Move over Jacqueline Wilson - Edyth Bulbring is the new queen of fiction. -- Amanda Lorentz The Weekender (review for TOFFEE AND GRUMMER) The hectic pace of the dramas and April-May's own largely benign view of them make this is a fresh and entertaining novel which reveals that teen trouble is the same the whole world over. -- Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4kids
Series: An April-May Book
For Ages: 10 - 12 years old
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st February 2013
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.17