Publisher: Little Island Books
Primrose Leary, aged 13. Likes: her pet rat, Roderick; her best friend, Joel; being a little bit different (but not in the weird different sense – she wouldn’t like to be the only bald girl in her class or the only girl who always smelled of ham, or anything). Dislikes: living with Fintan (her moustachioed Dad); the boy-school that Joel’s toddled off to without her; not having her mum around any more. Hilariously and cleverly written, Prim Improper is the debut novel from Deirdre Sullivan.This diary-style book, complete with Prim's signature tongue-in-cheek word definitions, is the smart girl's guide to teenage life.