2013 Book Reviews

The Jackie Chan Fan Club by Sharon Sant

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‘As fifteen-year-old Lizzie Holmes will tell you, being the middle kid is no fun, especially when your mum is the president of the Jackie Chan fan club, your dad is a line-dance teacher with a nifty sideline in CB radio lingo, your older sister is an aspiring PlayBoy Bunny and your younger brother is a cheese-hoarding stomach on legs.

And just when she thinks her life can’t get any weirder, Peter Karlsson, a cute but geeky Swedish photography student, arrives on their doorstep and complicates Lizzies’s already crazy life in ways she could not possibly imagine.

Whoever said falling in love was easy?’

Now as you all know from other reviews I’m a HUGE fan of Sharon Sant. I haven’t read anything of hers so far that I haven’t really really enjoyed.

This is a short and sweet story all coming from the voice of Lizzy.

Lizzy lives with her mum, dad, older sister and younger brother. They all seem to live in their own worlds.
Her mum spends all her time locked away in the attic watching Jackie Chan Films.
Her dad is currently making dinner for a trucker who is sleeping on the sofa and ogling her older sister over his breakfast.
Her sister has had a secret boob job and then you have her younger brother who she hardly uses words to communicate with just eyebrow wiggling.

Peter is from Sweden and has come over for a holiday about the Jackie Chan fan club, but it’s Lizzie who ends up accommodating him.

This is brilliantly sweet and hilariously funny. Sant’s sense of humour shines through and has you laughing out loud throughout.

Sant captures the voice of a teenager perfectly and this makes for a perfect read.

To grab you own copy;

At £1.53 it’s a absolute steal!


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