Fifteen-year-old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their controlling, super-strict father all their lives. They know they are different to 'normal' girls but their attempts to find out what being an ordianry teenager are like - buying nice clothes instead of wearing Mum's odd hand-made garments, reading teenage magazines etc - are greeted with fury by their Dad. But when Dad has a stroke and ends up in hospital, unable to move or speak, Prue suddenly discovers what it's like to have a little freedom. Unable to cope with their education and a sick husband, the girls' mother sends them to the local comp and they experience school life for the first time. Prue had never thought it would be so bitchy and that she'd find it so hard to fit in. The only person she can talk to is her kindly, young, handsome Art teacher, Rax. She and Rax bond over art lessons, and soon he asks Prue to babysit for his young children while he and his wife have a night out on a Friday. This becomes a regular 'date' and Prue can't wait for the ten minutes they have along together as he drives her home. As her feelings for Rax develop, she begins to realise that perhaps he feels the same way about her. But he can't act upon them, can he? An absorbing portrait of a forbidden relationship for teenage readers from the mega bestselling Jacqueline Wilson.
"Jacqueline Wilson at her very best" Publishing News 20050722 "Sensitive and insightful story ... Demonstrates perfectly why this author is adored by her legions of fans" -- Becky Stradwick The Bookseller 20050812 "Deserves three cheers ... The most richly enjoyable Wilson novel for years" -- Amanda Craig The Times 20051001 "The queen of difficult subjects, Jacqueline handles this one with wit and sensitivity. Her best ever" Mizz 20060614
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st June 2006
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.188