Lady: My Life as a Bitch

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Henry Holt and Company (BYR), May 1, 2002 - Young Adult Fiction - 256 pages
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If you gotta be a dog, be a bitch.

"My tail was going bananas as I rounded the corner and headed into Platt Fields park. The pavement was alive; my nose was an eye that sees into the past. I speeded up. Oh, I was in love with Terry, but to run and sniff and feel my ears catching sounds out of the air! But what do you know? Only a dog could understand what I mean."

Sandra Francy is seventeen and having way too much fun. Everyone wants to stop her but the problem is, she likes it. When she accidentally gets turned into a dog she's horrified at first, but soon she starts to wonder if being human is worth the effort. Her attempts to hang on to her humanity are bizarre and often hilarious-but her life as a dog leads her to pleasures she hardly knew existed.

Award-winning author Melvin Burgess brilliantly captures the realities of teenage life and hormone imbalance.


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Sandra is seventeen and is out of control. She has ditched her more stable, hard working friends including her boyfriend and is having casual sex with multiple partners (hence the parental advisory ... Read full review

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Melvin Burgess has written several highly acclaimed books for young adults, including Smack, which won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Three of his other novels have been runners-up for the Carnegie Medal. Mr. Burgess lives in Manchester, England, with his wife and their children.

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