Meet Viva Cohen- a teenage schoolgirl bombshell. Her bedroom walls are plastered with posters of silver-screen legends, and underneath her school uniform she wears vintage thigh-high stockings. Her best friends are a drugged-out beauty queen and an ageing rock star, and she lives in London with her gay uncle, Manny.
Viva spends her days gate-crashing gigs, skiving her exams and trying to live life as glamorously as her number one icon, Elizabeth Taylor. But then she sets out on a pilgrimage- in search of real love, experience and Jack Nicholson. Wicked-tongued, star-fixated, clever and restless, Viva is like no other girl - and this is no ordinary summer...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mjspear - LibraryThing
Quirky first-hand look at a young girl growing up in London. She's obsessed with movie stars and drama. She falls in love with a pop star (a marginal gender-bender) and then, in a triumph of sorts, at ... Read full review
NAMEDROPPERUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A punk London schoolgirl discovers some of the many things she doesn't know about life and love in a snappy first novel that's meant to tug at your heartstrings too.If Viva Cohen had a résumé, it ... Read full review