Seventeen-year-old Sunny has always been a little bit of a pushover. But when she’s sent a picture of her boyfriend kissing another girl, she knows she’s got to act. What follows is a mad, 12-hour dash around London starting at 8pm in Crystal Palace (so far away from civilization “you can’t even get the Tube” “there”) then sweeping through Camden, Shoreditch, Soho, Kensington, Notting Hill. . . and ending up at 8am in Alexandra Palace.
Along the way Sunny meets a whole host of characters she never dreamed she’d have anything in common with least of all the devilishly handsome (and somewhat vain) French “twins” (they’re really cousins) Jean Luc and Vic. But as this love-letter to London shows, a city is only a sum of its parts, and really it’s the people living there who make up its life and soul. And, as Sunny discovers, “everyone” from friends, apparent-enemies, famous bands, and even rickshaw drivers is willing to help a girl on a mission to get her romantic retribution.”
This book is suitable for young adults over 14 years old.
A fast-paced, darkly funny love letter to London, boys with big hair and the joys of staying up all night.
Sarra Manning is the author of more than 15 young adult novels, including “French Kiss,” “Guitar Girl,” and “Let’s Get Lost.” Sarra Manning started her writing career on Melody Maker, than spent five years on legendary UK teen mag, J17, first as a writer, then as Entertainment Editor. Subsequently she edited teen fashion bible Ellegirl UK and the BBC’s What To Wear Magazine.