Winning The Hot Guy (What About The Hot Girl?)

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It�s a girl thing - Times Online

Amanda Craig reviews some new romaticn comedies aimed at girls...

FOR THOSE OF US struggling with a month of exams and hysterical daughters the arrival of junior rom-com comes as a huge relief. All, I suspect, are descendents of Jean Webster epistolary novel, Daddy-Long-Legs, a rather creepy comedy about a girl who falls in love with a much older man, but the genre really took off with Meg Cabot�s Princess Diaries. Girls of 8 love these, and all her other books, from the All-American Girl series to the most recent, How to be Popular, follow in the same chirpy, wholesome vein. The plot is always the same: Nice (Bookish) Girl stands up to Mean Girls, gets makeover and wins Hot Guy...

How To Be Popular by Meg Cabot

Caddy Ever After by Hilary McKay

Luuurve is a Many-Trousered Thing by Louise Rennison

Girl, 15: Flirting for England by Sue Limb

Craig finishes her piece ibserving: "Boys are supposed to stick to manly adventures by Higson, Muchamore and Horowitz but have hearts � and sit exams � too. It would be good if there were more to cheer them up, because while my daughter squirrels these away and rocks with laughter my poor son is left with Tintin."

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