Description - Frankie's Romeo by Ruth Symes
Frankie is appalled to hear herself assuring the girls at school that yes she has got a boyfriend. The more fibs she tells, the worse it gets, so she builds herself a robot. The robot is the utterly gorgeous Romeo, and Frankie is the envy of the school. Unfortunately, Romeo has a few personality flaws: he is completely self-obsessed, and doesn't understand that there are some things you just don't say. Frankie is hurt and offended when he tells her she's not pretty enough to be his girlfriend, and learns the hard way that 'perfect' is not all it's cracked up to be. Ruth Louise Symes is a very funny writer. Her characters are engaging and memorable: Frankie, who isn't exactly a success at school, her faithful friend Darren, her genial but dotty parents, and dashing scientist grandmother. Her truthful picture of life at home and school is a solid base for a sequence of hilarious incidents in which Romeo creates a trail of disaster.
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(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
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Author Biography - Ruth Symes
Ruth Louise Symes teaches children with severe learning disabilities and also runs creative writing courses and workshops for children and adults. Her first published works were stories in the Dolphin Quids for Kids and she has since had a fantasy novel, THE MASTER OF SECRETS, published by Puffin and a comic novel, THE MUM TRAP, by Andersen.