Primrose Leary, age 13. Likes: her pet rat, Roderick; sausage sandwiches; dancing Santas; her best friend, Joel and being a little bit different (but not in the weird different sense, like she wouldn't like to be the only bald girl in her class or the only girl who always smelled of ham, or anything). Dislikes: living with Fintan (her moustachioed Dad), human statues; pet-bigots who are all 'You have a rat?
That is SO disgusting!' and not having her mum around any more. Hilariously and cleverly written whilst dealing with serious issues through the eyes of a savvy, kooky 13-year-old girl, Prim Improper is the debut novel from Deirdre Sullivan.