Lisa Shanahan is a truly funny author. She makes you laugh about a hundred times in this book. Gemma is a very true to life, funny character, and if this book had a sequel, I would read it. You imagine when your reading this book that Gemma and Raven are 16-17 years old, but they're really only 14 or so. They act rather mature, don't you think? Raven is a great character, and when he's in the hotseat for Caliban, I imagine that he gave a very heart-wrenching performance. I love Raven and Gemma, and I wish they had a longer story, because I adore them.
Here's the Blurb:
IN MY FAMILY, when anyone rides the wave of their emotions, we say they're chucking a birkett. When the emotion drives out all common sense, we say they're chucking a big one. The telltale signs are: flaming cheeks, shortness of breath, bulging eyes, and a prolonged illogical outburst.
Gemma Stone is convinced that it's always unseemly to chuck a birkett and that it's actually insane to chuck one in front of a complete stranger. But that was before she fell for a boy who barely knows she exists, before she auditioned for the school play, before she met the family of freaks her sister Debbie is marrying into, before the unpredictable Raven De Head took an interest in her, and before she realized that at the right time and for the right reason, a birkett could be a beautiful thing.
I give this Book Three Stars.