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“OMG. I think I just joined glee club and I am NOT EVEN JOKING!”

Buttercup has ISSUES. Her family’s dysfunctional, her best friend’s a drama queen and she doesn’t even know who her dad is! What’s a girl to do? Isn’t it obvious? Join the school glee club, embarrass the hell out of yourself singing rock ballads and dancing like a demented hamster on a sugar rush, and write a diary for an internet shrink about your messed-up life. OK, well perhaps YOU wouldn’t… but Buttercup does! The mash-ups at the glee club are nothing compared with the mash-up of Buttercup’s life! A hilarious and touching tale from bestselling author Joanna Nadin.

Praise for the Rachel Riley series:

“A genuine rival to Adrian Mole… an absolute must-read.” Publishing News

“Nadin achieves the rare trick of producing a book that will make both adults and teenagers laugh aloud.” Observer

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AR book level: 6.7; Middle years; 10.0 points



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  1. Jane blonde 113694

    on 5 March 2013

    i really would like to read it

  2. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 5 March 2012

    This is a really funny book and i enjoyed reading it. Good read, the cover puts me off a bit but the book is good. i would recommend for ages 11+

  3. Clarice thumb 136

    on 2 March 2012

    I read buttercup mash early last year after winning it in a competition,and was so impressed. I had never heard of Joanna Nadin, but was so glad I won the book, because I was thoroughly impressed. The characters were quirky, the storylines funny, and the diary form made it really personal to the main character buttercup. Brill.

  4. Jane blonde 113694

    on 2 October 2011

    Amazing! Fast-paced, quirky, lots of things mashed together! It is quite funny too! Perfect!

  5. Default avatar

    on 31 May 2011

    I really enjoyed it! I started Buttercup Mash yesterday and finished it yesterday, that’s how much I enjoyed it!

    My favourite character is Stan because he was always there for Buttercup. My least favourite character was Imogen because although being there for Buttercup, she kind of used her to impress Blake.

    Safa, age 11

    5out of 5