A Tiny Bit Marvellous
Publish date: October 1st 2010
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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This one is really a 2.5 star review....I was hoping for a bit more funny and a bit more roundedness of character. By the end of the book I felt a bit warmer towards Dora and Mo, but Oscar's annoying voice had me skipping his chapters. Good enough for when you don't have anything else and you're l...
i got bored half-way through the book. did not finish it. i was expecting the book to be more entertaining than it turned out to be. the only character who displayed any wittiness that deserves a literary page is oscar. the rest of the characters are mundane and sad, not funny.
English family life in the key of shrill.Ugh. This book seems to take as its premise that not only are teenagers constantly (and I mean constantly) at a fever pitch of screaming and hating their parents, but also that that emotional lability (screw you, Goodreads, that is too a word) and immaturity ...
I didn't rate this very much, Dora the 17 yr old character annoyed me beyond belief. I have a 17 yr old girl and judging by what she and her friends are like, Dora was unrealistic. Yes teenage girls get very moody but they also are very very loving but we didn't see that side of Dora. French wrote a...
BBC blurb - Dawn French's debut novel, A Tiny Bit Marvellous, is told from three very different perspectives. Yet each is a member of the Battle family - perfectly average, perfectly dysfunctional. Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent: she doesn't ...
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