The Year My Life Went Down the Loo by Katie Maxwell
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When 16-year-old Emily’s family uproots her from Seattle to England right before her junior year, she has to adjust to a whole new lingo, new friends, and worst of all, no malls. Luckily hunkalicious British boys do exist!

Subject: The Grotty and the Fabu (No, it’s not a song.)

Things That Really Irk My Pickle About Living in England

The school uniform
Piddlington-on-the-weld (I will forever be known as Emily from Piddlesville.)
Marmite (It’s yeast sludge! GACK!)
The ghost in my underwear drawer (Spectral hands fondling my bras — enough said!)
No malls! What are these people thinking???
Things That Keep Me From Flying Home to Seattle for Good Coffee

Aidan (Hunkalicious!)
Devon (Droolworthy? Understatement of the year!)
Fang (He puts the num in nummy!)
Holly (Any girl who hunts movie stars with me—and Oded Fehr will be mine—is a friend for life.)
Über-coolio Polo Club (Where the snogging is FINE!)

Praise For Katie Maxwell

"Gripping, smart-alecky, shocking...and at the same time, tender. A brilliant debut by Katie Maxwell in the Young Adult Forum." - KLIATT

"Fans of The Princess Diaries and other well written teen books will cheer this new entry to the scene." - Huntress Reviews

"Girls will laugh, sigh and squeal aloud as they embark upon Emily's journey." - Romantic Times BOOKClub

About Katie Maxwell

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Maxwell studied physics and astronomy at the University of Washington, but decided that creating her own little worlds was much more fun.
Published May 25, 2011 by Smooch. 224 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Fiction

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