This is the funny, funky story of Hazel Anne Mooney, told by the girl herself. Hazel is fourteen, smart, funny and fed up. How could anyone whose initials spell HAM, who only manages set one at school for English and Food Tech and who, let's face it, is far from model-girl slim, be anything but fed up? But Hazel's tormentor, the gorgeous, glamorous, all-achieving Lauren Stevenson, class bitch and bully, is about to fall apart under the pressure to stay pencil-thin. And when the conflict between the two girls comes to a head, the outcome takes everyone by surprise, especially Hazel!
Gillian Lobel gave up teaching to write for children and went on to become an established author, well-known for her picture books, including Orchard's Ellie and the Butterfly Kitten. But in this, her first novel for teenagers, she shows that she has a strong, authentic voice that will appeal to older readers too. Gillian lives in Leicester.