Planet Janet by Dyan Sheldon

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In the spirit of BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY - for the younger set - comes this hilarious chronicle of teenage angst from the author of CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN and MY PERFECT LIFE.


With a Mad Cow for a mother, an eccentric psychotherapist for a father, and a dweeble for an older brother, it’s no wonder sixteen-year-old Janet Bandry is ready to enter the Dark Phase of her life. As this determined British teenager sees it, the DP requires dressing in black, listening to jazz when she can find the right radio station, and thinking about Deep and Meaningful Things - when she isn’t thinking about boys, what color to dye her hair, or whether her nose piercing is infected. Told in diary entries with a comical dose of melodrama, Planet Janet shares the painfully funny travails of a winning new heroine who just knows she is destined for greatness.
 

About Dyan Sheldon

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Dyan Sheldon says that all her writing for young adults "comes from personal experience. I thought I would outgrow these experiences - but they keep happening." She is the author of many books for teen readers, including CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN and MY PERFECT LIFE, as well as a number of stories for younger readers. She also writes for adults. American by birth, Dyan Sheldon lives in London.
 
Published August 5, 2002 by Walker Books Ltd. 272 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Keith earnestly asks him to carry a message to his ``people,'' Adam agrees, but it's all an elaborate hoax: after waiting under a rain-soaked tree for over an hour, Adam looks up to see his brother sitting on a branch, hooting derisively.

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Summer has finally arrived and Janet is prepared to leave her Dark Phase behind and enjoy her summer, but not if her mother (Mad Cow) has anything to do with it.

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In this often funny but ultimately disappointing novel, 16-year-old Janet journals about life in the "Dark Phase," in which she and her best friend, Disha, attempt to "be in touch with the real stuff.

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Yes Pages: 192 Date: April 2007 Publisher: Walker Books Ltd External links: Author's website ISBN: 978-1406305319 When we last met Janet, in the first instalment of her diary Planet Janet , she was just your average teenager with an annoying, embarrassing family and the odd c...

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I loved how the book took a responsible but non-preachy approach to more serious topics that dominate teenage life - unrequited love, unprotected sex, divorce, homosexuality - and how these topics were covered in the same way as any other within the book, with mistakes being made, or less than id...

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