Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy Paperback
*Winner of the Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year RNA Award 2015* 'My love story may not be the sort you read about in books or see in films ...Love stories have glorious highs and ghastly lows.
But when it comes to my own life, I'd have to say, you can keep your fabulous highs and I'll happily steer clear of the terrible lows.' After a rocky start in life, Jenny Taylor, 27, star receptionist at the local doctors surgery, has things all worked out thanks to a list of ten daily things she must do to keep the blues at bay.
But her life is turned upside down when she meets aspiring musician Joe King. And reliable boyfriend Matt proposes. And then her mum leaves her dad and moves into Jenny's flat determined to 'bond'. Hilarious, honest and heartbreaking, Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy is an edgy modern love story that will make you look at your own love story in a whole new way.
Lucy-Anne Holmes is the bestselling author of 50 Ways to Find a Lover.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 30/01/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780751547658
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Review by boppisces
27-year-old Jenny Taylor (aka Fanny due to the genitalia inference) meets Joe King (joking) and is instantly attracted. Unfortunately her 'safe' long-term boyfriend Matt has proposed and her mother has just moved in after leaving her father so it's not a good time. Fanny is still affected by a period of major depression in her late teens and follows her best friend Phillipa's ''Smiling Fanny Manifesto' on a daily basis with sometimes hilarious results. A really nice read.