Jess Jordan is barely 15. Fred is her often-aggravating best guy friend; her father is a lonely bachelor; Flora is her gorgeous best friend, a constant liability; and Ben Jones is barely a twinkle in her eye. Into this innocent scene are dropped 30 or so helpless French exchange students. Jess and her mother are assigned to house Eduoard, a shy, awkward, and painfully English-deprived boy Jess’s age. To counter what Jess fears is Eduoard’s growing crush on her, Jess convinces her friend Fred to pose as her boyfriend, but he refuses to take their fake relationship seriously. Add a gorgeous, womanizing French student, an ill-fated camping trip in a student’s backyard, and Flora just being, well, Flora, and you have all the makings of an international incident. Will Jess be able to keep the peace, or even translate the whole debacle to the confused French students? The future of England is on the line. . . .
Sue Limb is a children’s book author whose works include Big and Little, China Lee, Me Jane, Big Trouble, Mr Loopy and Mrs Snoopy, and Come Back, Grandma, which was short-listed for the Smarties Prize. Her writing career started in London, with various assignments for… More about Sue Limb
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Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers Jan 08, 2008| 256 Pages| Young Adult| ISBN 9780375846472