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Mates, Dates, and Mad Mistakes

Mates, Dates, and Mad Mistakes

(Part of Mates, Dates)
For Ages: 12 and up
As soon as Mum dropped me off, I made a dive for the ladies room, where I trashed the sandwich she'd made me and reapplied my makeup. Mum really didn't understand. I couldn't possibly get up on stage in front of everyone looking like I was dressed for afternoon tea with my grandma.
Izzie is restless, and eager to be treated like an adult. So she decides it's time to make some changes. But the new Izzie comes with new problems. First there is Josh Harper, an older, cute-but-wild boy. Then there is her mother, who is opposed to every part of the "new Izzie."
How can Izzie learn about herself and what it means to be grown up -- without upsetting everyone along the way?
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  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689867224 | 
  • May 2004 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
List Price $6.99

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Chapter 1: Chickens

"Sounds horrible," said Nesta, pulling a face. "What?" I asked as Lucy and I came back into her bedroom with sleepover supplies (the usual: Diet Cokes, Salt & Vinegar Pringles, and Liquorice Allsorts). T. J., Nesta, and I were staying over at Lucy's, after she'd held a girls-only party earlier in the evening. We'd finished clearing up after the other girls had left and were ready for some late night nattering before getting into our sleeping bags.

"Yeah, what sounds horrible?" asked Lucy.

T. J. pointed to a book of spells that I'd lent Lucy earlier in the summer. "Becoming blood sisters," said T.... see more

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Cathy Hopkins
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Cathy Hopkins

Cathy Hopkins lives in North London with her handsome husband and three deranged cats. She has had nineteen books published. The fifth book
in the Mates, Dates series, Mates, Dates, and Sole Survivors, was recently released in the U.K. Piccadilly Press has launched a new series from Hopkins,
based on the classic sleepover game of Truth or Consequences.

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