Ugly Shy Girl (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins UK, Oct 4, 2011 - Fiction - 96 pages
12 Reviews

Roald Dahl and Quention Blake meets Tim Burton in sassy poet Laura Dockrillís edgy and hilarious tale

You might have known somebody like Ugly Shy Girl once ...
You might have seen her bumping into lamp-posts and tripping over her bag.
She wears a denim skirt down to her ankles and a second-hand Naf Naf jacket.
Her hair hangs down in front of her face and her nails are bitten and sore.
She is always doing or saying completely the wrong thing.

This twisted tale is about the struggle of growing up in a place where you donít belong, surrounded by people you hate ...and how delicious getting your own back can be.


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User Review  - Michelle Price - Goodreads

I love laura dockrill, really i do. Her first book, Mistakes in the Background, helped me decide what i want to do with my life, and i have huge respect for her. I just didn't fall in love with this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alexiselija - Goodreads

The plot twist is like the biggest twist ever I've read so it's pretty good. I didn't expect the end of it would be like that (Truth to be told, I didn't really understand the ending) Read full review


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About the author (2011)

Laura Dockrill is a poet and illustrator from South London. A graduate of The Brit School of Performing Arts, twenty-two year old Laura was named one of the top ten literary stars of 2008 according to The Times and voted Elleís top twenty faces to look out for in 2009. Her sassy and unique way with words has captivated audiences at gigs and festivals everywhere. Laura has created artwork for Kate Nash and everything from chocolate wrappers to condom tins.

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