"Even though I was really stressed out and wanted to rush off home, I just stood there letting him kiss me for ages and melting into his arms. It was brilliant! It was the best kiss ever! Oh my God, I thought, this is such a terrible two-timing thing to do! How can I want to kiss Sam and still really like Nima too?" Julia, who readers first met and fell in love with in Nadia Marks debut novel "Making Sense", is back in the sequel "Bitter Sweet". A year older, a year wiser and practically fluent in everything English, from the language to the boys, Julia is making up for lost time in her newly adopted country with her friends...and with more than one boy! This year she faces a new set of dilemmas, including which boy is right for her parent-approved boyfriend, Nima, or the arty, edgy and more-than-a-little-bit-dangerous Sam. Julia just can't make up her mind! But she also begins to feel caught between two worlds her independent, exciting new life and friends in London, and the comfort of her old life in her native Cyprus. Can a trip back to Cyprus sort all this out, or will she forever feel pulled in two directions?
With her trademark humour and her light touch, Nadia Marks explores a variety of themes for today's teenagers. She looks at relationships between boys and girls, the taboo of multiple dating and how people from different cultures live together in Britain while maintaining their own identity.
Nadia Marks lives with her husband and two sons. She went to art school and then into the world of journalism. This is her second book. North London.