A comic soap opera aimed at female YA readers, satirising current pressures on teenagers and their families
Ali – the self-styled rebel. A good cook, she aims to break any one’s diet by tempting them with their favourite food. This really winds up her mother and elder sister. She knows this; she likes this. She embarks on a disastrous experiment where she will only tell the truth and only the truth and challenges all hypocrisy, stupidity and Unwritten Rules eg:
1) why pupils get a detention when they hand in homework late but teachers never seem to mark things on time and there is no such thing as Teacher Detention
2) girls have to spend three hours communally using unnatural products to achieve a natural look to get ready for a party but all boys have to do is spray on the Lynx and they’re good to go
3) why many girls seem to think food is BAD when actually it’s quite yummy and sort of essential for – y’ know - life
Izzi –In the past, she has been mad on horses, a Man city fan, part of the One Direction cult and currently she is a white witch, (not like in Narnia). Izzie gave Lucy Parr a ‘love potion’ and Lucy then snogged Alex Perry – yes the Alex Perry – and so currently all the year think that she’s either mental or supernatural. Izzi seems quite happy with this and so we’re going with the magical vibe for the time being.
Jessica – it’s her cellar and don’t you forget it. All Jessica does is read. Seriously.
What: Ali’s project nearly gets her expelled, there’s the odd romance and some seriously serious stuff involving Ali’s older sister, Izzie takes the whole white witch thing to a new level and Jess saves the day due to the fact that she reads a lot. All girls have to learn a few lessons about what it means for them to be young women in 21st century (dude, seriously, it better be better than that cos we won’t even read about ourselves unless there are plenty of jokes…)
When: 2011 – the year we finish our GCSES and have far too much time on our hands
Where – An affluent area of South Manchester, more specifically the partially converted cellar of Jessica’s house.
Why: Well, you’ll just have to read and find out…