Book Tour; The Lives and Loves of Jesobel Jones by Anna Mainwaring
15 April, 2015
Today I have a fun post detailing reasons why I think you should read The Lives and Loves of Jesobel Jones by Anna Mainwaring.
Author: Anna Mainwaring Publisher: Portal Press Published: 25th March 2015 Format: Paperback Source: Complimentary Copy from Author Add It:Goodreads, Amazon UK, Amazon US
Summary: 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
Anna Mainwaring first read ‘The Lord of the Rings’ when she was seven and she hasn’t stopped reading since.
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.
You can find out more about Anna on her website or by following her on twitter
I'm just a twenty-something year old girl who has a passion for everything related to books, films and writing. I'm a part-time librarian, sharing my love of books and films with the world. I'm from the UK and love everything about the country. If you want to know more about me, feel free to follow me on twitter, add me on Facebook or e-mail me! :-)