M. E. Allen Gotta Get Some Bish Bash Bosh

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Gotta Get Some Bish Bash Bosh

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9780060732011: Gotta Get Some Bish Bash Bosh

What would you do if you were dumped 'cause you had no bish bash bosh (a.k.a. self-confidence and sex appeal)?

Change your image, of course.

You could opt for a new French coif, even if overpriced and results resemble a coconut.

Or try a new diet. Good-bye sticky buns, hello fresh fruit.

You could join the rugby team for requisite male bonding.

Or try to get the support of parents, who suffer from PPFS -- Premature Parental Fatigue Syndrome -- and are otherwise indifferent to nutritional and style needs.

Perhaps this improved self will land you a new love interest. Earn you a spot on the A-list. Thwart your embarrassing best friend. Or help you get even with your ex. It just might work. . . .

Meet the new "It Guy" in this witty and hilarious account of one teen's search for popularity and self-confidence.

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About the Author:

M. E. Allen is a mother-son writing team. Gotta Get Some Bish Bash Bosh is their second novel for teens. Eleanor Allen is the author of many books for young adults and wrote Gotta Get Some Bish Bash Bosh with her son, Max, when he was a teenager. Max Allen is a filmmaker and was awarded the London Region RTS Award for his video Locked Out. They live in England.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 6-9–Following the trend of humorous self-confessional journalesque fiction à la Bridget Jones and Georgia Nicholson, Allen adds a tepid romp with a male protagonist to the collection. Freshly dumped by his girlfriend, who urges him to get some "bish bash bosh" (self-confidence and sex appeal), the teen heads first to a trendy hair salon. When Baz's scissors fail to deliver the goods, he sets off down other avenues to obtain his elusive but oh-so-important goal. His friends and parents are no help in this quest and seem to thwart him at every turn–from displaying indifference to embarrassing the poor lad. Filled with amusing setups for scenes, this British import never quite reaches the humor level of others in this genre. Though the male voice does add a different twist, the characters do not have the bish bash bosh needed to send the narrative to the laugh-out-loud funny level it seeks. Although some moments stand out–the hair salon scene, the A-list crowd's party–the protagonist simply lacks the appeal and personality to make him an instant winner. A glossary assists readers with the British slang and terminology.–Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA
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