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Mates, Dates and Portobello Princesses: Bk. 3

Mates, Dates and Portobello Princesses: Bk. 3
Mates, Dates and Portobello Princesses: Bk. 3
This is the third book in the 'Mates, Dates' series, which features Nesta, a confident and fearless girl with model looks, charisma and charm. Despite all this, Nesta feels out of her depth when she meets the wealthy Jason. Review This is the hilarious third instalment in Cathy Hopkins's Mates and Dates series, focusing on Nesta's story of class, prejudice and romance. Nesta is cool - beautiful, clever and brimming with confidence. Heads turn whenever she is around and she easily wins the affections of the gorgeous Simon. But her confidence begins to crumble when she discovers Simon's upper-class background at a time when her own family's fortunes are in free fall. Matters are made worse by the Portobello Princesses - Simon's sister Tanya and the super-snob Cressida - who do their best to make Nesta feel inferior and out of her depth. With her confidence spiralling into oblivion, Nesta only seems to make things worse by gambling in an attempt to make some money and getting drunk at Izzie's big debut as a singer with King Noz. Lucy and Izzie come to her rescue and together they help her to get things back in perspective and regain her confidence. This is easily the best of the series so far. It covers many difficult subjects - class, snobbery, gambling and racism - but with a great deal of humour that keeps everything in perspective. There is some great comedy, especially when Nesta talks of the Portobello Princesses (aka the Mobile Sloanes and the Pedigree Chums). There are lots of touches to appeal to readers, in particular the use of text messaging and the use of diary entries to fill out the story. As with its predecessors this will be loved by younger teenage girls.

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  • ISBN: 9781853409295

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