Friday 27 August 2010

My Desperate Love Diary - Liz Rettig

My Desperate Love Diary - Liz Rettig

Pages: 314
Publisher: Corgi (Random House)
Release Date: 23rd August 2005

Other Title in this Series: My Now or Never Diary; Jumping to Confusions; My Dating Disasters Diary; My Rocky Romance Diary

There’s G. Isn’t he gorgeous? I think he just looked at me - well, he looked in my direction anyway. Do you think he’d ask me out if I dyed my hair and got breast implants? Kelly Ann

I think you need brain implants, Kelly Ann, then maybe you’d see what a complete idiot G is. Stephanie

Stephanie’s right. Ok, G’s not ugly but he’s SO up himself! You’d be much better off with Chris . He’s really fit and crazy about you, if only you’d open your eyes… Liz

Don’t be stupid! Chris is a good friend but that’s it. I’d rather snog my brother (if I had one). Now be serious, how do I get G to notice me? A blonde wig a Wonderbra? Kelly Ann

My Desperate Love Diary follows fifteen-year-old Kelly Ann’s, well, disastrous, attempts to lure the boy of her dreams.

Liz Rettig has imagined a brilliantly memorable cast of characters to support Kelly Ann. Her best friends, Liz and Stephanie, are there for her every step of the way, but definitely keep her feet off the ground. Liz is always on a doomed-from-the-start diet and provides therapy sessions for anyone who’ll listen while Stephanie has gorgeous, not-so-clever boyfriend after gorgeous, not-so-clever boyfriend. Then there’s sweet and caring Chris and the arrogant, idiotic G.

However, I didn’t really gel with Kelly Ann. The way she pandered to G’s ever need and was convinced that the sun shone out of his ass even when he was being an ass really got on my nerves. Her inability to realise that he was not interested and being oblivious to Chris’s clear attraction to her wound me up. Open your eyes, girl! But the diary format was easy to read and I got the ending I wanted.

My Desperate Love Diary is a fun read for fans of diary books that follow the trials and tribulations of being a teenage girl.

For my 2010 100+ Reading Challenge



  1. I love this series! It gets better with every book - My Rocky Romance Diary (#4) is just so good. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, and I hope you read the rest one day! :)

  2. Hurray - great review! This is such a fun series, I love it!

  3. I've been thinking about buying this series as it sounds so great! Good review!


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