Not Just the Blues by Claire O'Brien

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You'll love it and that's a guarantee. You'll be hooked at the first sentence...you'll immediately feel for all of the characters (like I did) and most importantly you won't EVER be able to put it down!
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One day, I, Cordelia Codd, will be glamorous. I will take taxis everywhere and have an absurd-looking little dog, and Wednesdays will be manicure day. But for now I'm stuck with a totally unglamorous school bus chauffeur, two mean ex-best friends, a 50 percent reduction in parents, and cat-litter Fridays.Did I tell you how utterly ridiculous my life is?A glimpse into the hilarious misadventures of the captivating Cordelia Codd.
 

About Claire O'Brien

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Claire is the author of the Cordelia Codd stories. These follow Cordelia's comic and touching misadventures as she struggles to deal with the difficult issues faced by many pre-teen children. Claire is a former teacher who has worked in the UK, USA and Colombia. Her favourite books at the moment are Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari Her favourite films are currently Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, 1951 Billy Elliot, 2000 The Belles of St.Trinian's, 1954 The Artist, 2011 Claire has been writing since Miss Fox, her year four teacher, sat her in a corner for talking too much and told her to get on with some handwriting. She realised that she was happiest sitting alone with a pencil and her thoughts, but her own stories came much later.
 
Published June 7, 2012 by Orchard Books. 304 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Hetty99 on Jan 09 2013

I loved this book and would really highly recommend it to other keen readers.

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Reviewed by Sapphirebooklover on Nov 15 2012

You'll love it and that's a guarantee. You'll be hooked at the first sentence...you'll immediately feel for all of the characters (like I did) and most importantly you won't EVER be able to put it down!

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