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The Black Sheep

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Author: Yvonne Collins
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Genre: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780749040925
Rights: UK & Comm ex Can
Pub. Date: 27th August 2012

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Fed up with her parents and all their ridiculous rules (they keep a binder full of them), fifteen-year-old Kendra Bishop writes away to The Black Sheep, a reality TV show that offers the chance to swap families with another teen. But when the camera crew, led by brash TV producer Judy Greenberg, shows up at her Manhattan apartment, Kendra starts to have second thoughts.

Too late. Kendra is whisked away to Monterey, California, to live with the Mulligan family in a household that couldn't be more different from her own—complete with hippie parents, their five kids and a pet ferret. Of course, when Kendra falls for Mitch, the Mulligans' seventeen-year-old son, it only complicates things further, especially since Mitch despises the reality TV show and everything it stands for. But given the chance, Kendra might just be able to juggle first love, her new stardom, and a pushy producer who will stop at nothing for higher ratings.

In this hilarious and touching novel, Kendra learns to live under a new roof but finds true refuge in the unlikeliest of places—her own family.

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'Wife Swap for teenagers...This book is a great read for any teenage girl though I think that 'younger' teenagers would find this book more enjoyable. ... It's definitely not a wishy-washy teen read that makes celebrity status look flashy and the characters are actually people worth reading about...The plot line is interesting and funny...a really quick and enjoyable read that I highly recommend for teenagers to end their summer reading with.'What's Hot

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