Today I have a fun post detailing reasons why I think you should read The Lives and Loves of Jesobel Jones by Anna Mainwaring.
Jesobel Jones can bake. In a truly triumphant, appearing-on-TV kind of way. But this means nothing to the rest of the world, because apparently all that cake mix is starting to show – in all the wrong places. So when she lands an invite to the Party of Year by the Boy of Her Dreams, she wonders whether it’s time for a new, improved Jess. But will life still taste as good?
Anna Mainwaring’s debut is a light-hearted and sometimes poignant take on the pressures that face teenage girls. It’s hard to smile in all those selfies when you don’t like the girl who looks back at you. But which is more important – looking perfect or being happy?
Ten Reasons to read The Lives and Loves of Jesobel Jones
It is a brilliant and realistic teen read
It deals with issues that real teens may end up facing
It is addictive, funny and a very cute read
Jesobel Jones is a great protagonist that is easy to connect with.
It is a book that as a girl on the chubbier side, I wished I had at my disposal as a teen
If you like contemporary books, it is very likely to be a book you’ll enjoy
If you love or hate food, it is a book that you will be able to take something away from
There is a very cute, very lovely boy at the center of the story who is truly adorable
On top of that, this book truly treasures friendships and shines a wonderful light on how powerful they can be
It is a book that perfectly celebrates being different and being yourself.
About the Author
Her debut novel, “The Lives and Loves of Jesobel Jones”, follows Jess through the joy and pain of being a teenager in the modern world; first love, friendship, embarrassing families, and asks the big questions in life: how much cake is it really acceptable to eat?
After studying English at university, Anna made the foolish decision to work in corporate finance, not the best career choice for someone who a) is number dyslexic b) hates anything corporate. After travelling, Anna re-trained as an English teacher and works in a girls’ school in Cheshire. When not writing, teaching, or looking after her children, Anna can generally be found walking up a big hill, looking for inspiration.
About the Tour
Monday 6th April
Writing From The Tub
Tuesday 7th April
Luna’s Little Library
Thursday 9th April
Friday 10th April
Live to Read. Read to Live.
Tuesday 14th April
An Awful Lot of Reading
Thursday 16th April
Music Books and Tea
Friday 17th April
The Page Starts Here
Saturday 18th April
Snuggling on the Sofa
Sunday 19th April
Tales of Yesterday