REBECCA'S RULES

By
Anna Carey
Rebecca's Rules

Rebecca’s back and life is not quite working out. Her boyfriend has moved to Canada. She has annoyed my best friends Cass and Alice by moping. Things have got to change. So I’ve made some new rules. The most important one is: find something exciting to do. Something fun. Something new. Something like joining the school musical …’

Awards

Irish Book Awards: Best Children's Book (Senior) - 2012

Short-listed

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Paperback:
288 pages
Size:
196x130 mm
ISBN:
9781847173447

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ISBN:
9781847175366

My name is Rebecca Rafferty, and there are lots of things wrong with my life right now. 1. My boyfriend has moved to Canada. Canada! 2. I have annoyed my best friends Cass and Alice by going on about him all the time. 3. I am going to a crazy girl’s mad birthday party and I am not sure why. Things have got to change. So I’ve made some new rules. ? No moping. ? No ignoring my friends’ problems. ? Find something exciting for me, Cass and Alice to do so our friendship gets back to normal. Something fun. Something new. Something like joining the school musical …

ANNA CAREY is a journalist and author from Dublin who has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent and many other publications. Anna’s first book, The Real Rebecca, was published in 2011, and went on to win the Senior Children’s Book prize at the Irish Book Awards. Rebecca returned in the critically acclaimed Rebecca’s Rules, Rebecca Rocks and Rebecca is Always Right. The Making of Mollie (2016) was her first historical novel and was shortlisted for the Senior Children’s Book prize at the 2016 Irish Book Awards and was followed by the sequel, Mollie on the March, which received rave reviews.

Ms Carey has vividly expressed Rebecca’s feelings

TheGuardian.com

would recommend this lively and hilarious book to girls between the ages of 11 to 13

TheGuardian.com

rate it a 9/10!

TheGuardian.com

'a fun read which fans of Anna Carey’s previous book will enjoy very much'

School Librarian Magazine

'a family and school drama that many readers will find easy to identify with as the book touches upon many problems that teenagers – especially girls – have to face every day'

School Librarian Magazine

'It reminded me of being a teenager, the nice parts! It's a perfect piece of hilarious loveliness! Gold Star!!!!'

Marian Keyes

'I've just read a gorgeous book! Rebeccas Rules by Anna Carey. For young adults but so funny, sweet, bright I loved it'

Marian Keyes

'a witty and perceptive snapshot of contemporary Dublin teenagers and their preoccupations: family, friends, school, first romance'

Irish Times

'funny and warmly enjoyable'

Sunday Business Post

'a real treat'

Sunday Business Post

'Anna Carey has created another book to thrill preteen girls'

Sunday Independent

'a completely authentic teenage voice'

Tralee Advertiser

'lively'

West Cork People

'beautifully drawn characters'

West Cork People

'a completely authentic teenage voice'

West Cork People

'the author has managed to capture the way teenagers think and speak absolutely faithfully'

Inis Magazine

'witty and easy to read'

Inis Magazine

'‘few authors describe teen girls’ friendships and family relationships so well, and for all its humour, this is a remarkably tender book'

Books for Keeps

'the teen voice is spot on throughout, and the portraits Rebecca gives us of her friends and family will resonate with readers'

Books for Keeps

'Anna Carey has a sharp ear for dialogue and the book’s diary format highlights this'

Books for Keeps

'Carey captures the excitement, camaraderie and tensions ... brilliantly'

Books for Keeps

'another fresh and funny tale of teen life, if anything even warmer and more perceptive than the first'

Books for Keeps

'further proof of Carey’s talent'

Books for Keeps

'better than Adrian Mole!'

lovereading.co.uk

'highly recommended'

lovereading4kids.co.uk

'spot on'

lovereading4kids.co.uk

'amusing from the first page'

lovereading4kids.co.uk

'‘[a] warm and delightful read, with a positive and feisty heroine'

parentsintouch.co.uk

'hilarious story'

parentsintouch.co.uk

'sure to be a favourite with fans of authors such as Sarah Webb and Judi Curtin'

CBI's Recommended Reads 2012

'plenty of light humour and drama'

CBI's Recommended Reads 2012

'John Kowalski is an inspired creation'

Irish Independent

'another slice of real-life heartbreak and joy - and a lot of laughs

Irish Independent

'wonderfully crafted'

Irish Independent

'Carey captures the all-consumingness of first love angst to a tee'

Irish Independent

'all the teen insight and even more of the humour and fun of the original'

Irish Independent

'well written and speaks the language of the teenage girl to perfection'

Evening Echo
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  • The Real Rebecca
  • Rebecca Rocks
  • The Making of Mollie
  • Rebecca is Always Right

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