Charlie's a sparky twelve-year-old who thinks she's too fat to get a boyfriend.
A mild flirtation with the boy in the local video shop is as far as she's got in terms of a romance. She's enjoying e-mailing her German penfriend, Frank, but when he suggests coming over to visit, she panics.
She's sent him a photo of her skinny best friend, rather than of her, and now he'll find out...
There's no way he could be interested in her for herself - is there?
About the Author
Amanda Swift was born in London in 1959. She read Modern Languages at Oxford University, but spent most of her time acting in plays. She worked as an actress for many years, including stints at the Polka Children's Theatre in Wimbledon and in TV commercials. She then worked as a writer for radio and TV. Most recently she has worked on the TV series My Parents are Aliens and 24 Seven. She is now a team writer on the new SCLUB Junior TV show. She lives in South-East London with her partner, two sons and several frogs.
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 1st September 2005
Dimensions (cm): 1.27 x 13.335 x 19.685
Weight (kg): 0.109