"Wednesday night: no call. Thursday night: no call. Friday morning: NO CALL. I'm going out of my mind. Perhaps he lost my number? Perhaps he put the card in his jeans and his mum washed them and it got soaked? Perhaps saying he'd phone was a way of getting rid of me? Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps. It's time to consult the stars."
Izzie is cool, bright and sassy. And when she meets gorgeous Mark, she's on a real high. He's divine. And he likes her! But why doesn't he call when he says he will? Desperate to make sense of things, Izzie spends her time checking her horoscope. And stays at home, just in case he calls. When Izzie loses her perspective and her sense of fun, best friends Lucy and Nesta try to give her a reality check. But there are some things you'd rather not hear.
Narrator Amanda Hulme has an ear for the lilting rhythms of teenspeak, and past and present teenagers will quickly recognize kindred spirits in the characters she evokes. Izzie is cool, vibrant, and charismatic, with a dash of quirkiness, so why doesn't Mark return her calls when he says he will? Hulme adds desperate hope to Izzie's tone as she begins to obsess over Mark, consulting her horoscope, and blowing off her friends just in case he calls. It's up to her best friends Lucy and Nesta to talk some sense into her, but it's up to Izzie to realize that there's more to life than waiting around.
“Sharply written teenage fiction.” (Publishing News)
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