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Lottie Biggs Is NOT Desperate

Magazine article NATE Classroom

Lottie Biggs Is NOT Desperate

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Lottie Biggs is NOT Desperate

(subtitled 'Three weeks in the grip of a womanly urge')

Hayley Long

Pan Macmillan 2010

ISBN 9780330479752

Paperback 5.99 [pounds sterling]

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When I first saw the title and cover of this book I assumed, wrongly as it turns out, that it was aimed at the 11 to 13-year-old teenage girl market. The title refers to Lottie Biggs and the delicate question of losing her virginity, and the story is told by a 15-year-old girl; therefore I imagine that the book is aimed at girls of this age--but then again I could be wrong about that!

Whilst reading it, I suspected that the book was written by an English teacher and as it turns out I was correct. It is the sort of book that any English teacher of secondary-aged girls thinks they have in them; it is exactly as we all perceive teenage girls to be. …

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