Ellie is just about to go in to Year 9 with her two best friends Nadine and Madga. While on her last summer vacation with her parents, she meets nerdy Dan, a funny but way too smart 12 year old (a whole year younger than Ellie) who wants to write Ellie even though they live far away.
When Ellie reunites with her friends on the first day of classes, one of them has a boyfriend and Ellie pretends that Dan is her boyfriend as well, even though she finds him too young and geeky for her tastes. She feels guilty and wants to take it back but can't get past her jealousy.
This is a cute British book, but I didn't enjoy it as much as the Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison. This is listed as #98 on the BBC Top 100 and I cannot understand why. The book is nothing special, though I can understand why teenage girls might like it.
First Line: "The first day back at school."