Hopkins, Cathy. Mates, Dates Guide to Life, Love, and Looking Luscious.

Author:Ginsberg, Sherri
Position:Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

HOPKINS, Cathy. Mates, dates guide to life, love, and looking luscious. Simon & Schuster. 256p. c2005. 1-4169-0279-1. $6.99. J

The author of the popular Mates, Dates series of novels has compiled a guide that features the characters from her books giving advice. It's mainly Izzie, Lucy, Nesta and TJ pontificating in a breezy fashion, but they do call in the experts, including some parents, a teacher and even an older brother. Teenagers will love these energetic, playful characters giving great tips on everything. Of course, there are a lot of British terms used in this book (e.g., snogging), but fans will be able to determine the meanings from the context.

This covers, in great detail, boys, beauty, health, and fashion. There is a particularly...

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