It had been the worst night in the history of the world ever ever ever. A giant mistake, a BFG meets Hagrid kind of big mistake. I shouldn’t have even gone to the freshers’ party, full stop, let alone done what I did there. Ugh. The smell was making me feel sick. Every now and again as I walked along the dark streets from college it would hit me and for a split second I’d wonder where it was coming from.
And then I’d remember. It was coming from me. I wanted to be by myself, so I took a short cut through the graveyard, still sobbing my heart out. My sobbing had been the only sound in the world until I rounded the corner of the church and heard a different one. A scraping sound.
About the book
C.J. Skuse takes chick lit to pieces and stitches it together with a sharp comic touch.
Camille wants to find the perfect boy, with an athlete's body and a poet's brain. But when she's rejected at her new college party, she knows there isn't a boy alive who'll ever measure up. Enter Zoe, her brilliant but strange best friend, who takes biology homework to a whole new level. She can create Camille's dream boy, but can she make him love her?
Dead Romantic is a new take on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
“... a sassy and enjoyable black comedy.”
“C.J. Skuse [is] on my radar as one of the funniest writers of YA fiction”
“... full of unexpected twists and turns, a real little rollercoaster ... This is a fantastic read and one I won't hesitate to recommend.”
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