Whats Up with Jody Barton?

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  • Paperback
  • Whats Up with Jody Barton?
  • Hayley Long
  • English
  • 27 January 2017
  • 1447267826

About the Author: Hayley Long

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Whats Up with Jody Barton? Me And My Sister Are Twins She S Jolene And I M Jody We Ve Both Got Brown Hair, We Re Both Left Handed And We Both Have These Weirdly Long Little Toes Which Make Us Look Like Long Toed Mutants But Apart From That, I D Say We Re Fairly Different Well, Actually, We Re A Lot Different It S Hard Enough Being One Half Of The World S Least Identical Twins, Without Both Of You Falling For The Same Guy Jolene S Turned Flirting Into A Fine Art, But Jody Not So MuchAnd As If A Twinny Love Triangle Wasn T Messy Enough There S Something Nobody Knows About Jody Barton Something BIG Told With The Trademark Warmth And Laugh Out Loud Humour Of The Much Loved LOTTIE BIGGS Books, This Is A Book That Will Make You Think, With A Gobsmacking Twist You Won T Believe

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10 thoughts on “Whats Up with Jody Barton?

  1. Amanda says:

    What s Up with Jody Barton by Hayley Long is set in Willesden, a suburb of North West London Jody and twin sister Jolene are sixteen and attend their local high school They live above their parents diner and help out cooking and serving food after school and on weekends One day a new boy, Liam, comes into the diner and Jody falls a little bit in love with him but so does Jolene although she s totally unaware of how Jody feels Jody decides to help Jolene get Liam instead.I really love being What s Up with Jody Barton by Hayley Long is set in Willesden, a suburb of North West London Jody and twin sister Jolene are sixteen and attend their local high school They live above their parents diner and help out cooking and serving food after school and on weekends One day a new boy, Liam, comes into the diner and Jody falls a little bit in love with him but so does Jolene although she s totally unaware of how Jody feels Jody decides to help Jolene get Liam instead.I really love being surprised by books and this is a book that definitely stunned me I read up to page 107 and then when something was revealed I stopped and went right back to the beginning and started re reading to see if there was anything I d missed Obviously I don t want to give anything away but I was really impressed with how author Hayley managed to paint a picture and then change it all so quickly.I m going to keep this short because I m limited in what I can say but I found Jody to be a smart, funny character who is obsessed with The Doors and River Phoenix It s always nice when a main character has a hobby or an interest and I really believed that Jody loved the band and the actor, a lot The story is littered with drawings Jody has done in various notebooks and I liked that addition to the book Jody s voice is so strong and both Jody and Jolene sounded like proper teens The secondary characters felt just as realistic, I had a really clear impression of Jolene as well as the twins parents and I really felt for Jody s friend, Chatty Chong.This book tackles some topics that teens definitely should be reading about bullying and sexual orientation and it does so in a way that will be easy for them to identify with and I hope will provoke some thought on the subjects.What s Up With Jody Barton is a very fun, lively story that s quick to read while still covering some serious topics relevant to teens today with plenty of pop cultural references that will appeal to teens and adults.Thank you to the lovely people at PanMacmillan Australia for my review copy

  2. Anna says:

    It s feels very strange to be writing a review of this book, because, honestly the best advice I can give you before you read this book is not to read anything about this book before you start this book Seriously, stop reading this review NOW.Only kidding You know I would never partake in any of the spoiling of the clever story without huge amounts of prior warning But that doesn t take away from the fact that this is going to be a tricky one HmmmLet s just start with the things I lov It s feels very strange to be writing a review of this book, because, honestly the best advice I can give you before you read this book is not to read anything about this book before you start this book Seriously, stop reading this review NOW.Only kidding You know I would never partake in any of the spoiling of the clever story without huge amounts of prior warning But that doesn t take away from the fact that this is going to be a tricky one HmmmLet s just start with the things I loved about this one then, shall we Well, for starters, Jody Such a loveable character in desperate need of a hug I can t imagine any teenager who wouldn t identify with Jody on some level or another Even though their particular dilemma could appear very specific on the surface, we all been there falling in love with completely the wrong person and developing a slight obsession with River Phoenix.haven t we And this is properly funny stuff, we both Jody making a very amusing and informative narrator as well as some cracking and vivid supporting characters One particular gag, courtesy of Jody and Jolene s mum, was a right corker that made me guffaw into my brew But I won t spoil it for you here, adding to the list of yet another thing I won t mention about this book In fact, I loved all the supporting characters and it s not too often that a contemporary YA gets the whole dialogue thing spot on, even old lady speak If they took Tony Blair and Barack Obama and the ayatollah and that tiny little Frenchman with the big heels and that hunky Russian prime minister, Vladimir Rasputin and put them altogether in my front room with a great big pot of tea and a jar of ginger hard bakes, you d have every one of the world s problems sorted out by the end of the day You mark my words Have any truer words even been said No, they haven t Tea Rocks End of discussion.Right, there s no getting around it You may or may not have guessed that there is a bit of a twisty twist lurking amongst the pages Ok, a lot of a twisty twist And I m not usually a fan of twisty twists because most of the time they re not that twisty But this one of propercorkscrew perm twisty Yes, THAT twisty It s ace.But now I shall distract you from the twistyness with one of the many brilliant facts that are littered throughout this book It s no secret that I love contemporary YA, especially contemporary YA set in my lovely home city of London And this is a proper London book, complete with references to buses that pass through my neighbourhood So lets leave it to Jody to give us a fact about London I read on the internet that 7,172,091 people live in London That sthan seven million people They all wonder down Willesden High Road at some point It s true you know I m one of that seven million and I have wondered down Willesden High Road We were going to a gerbil breeder s flat to collect our new gerbils True story.Move along now No twist to see here Just remember to read the book though because it s rather brilliant

  3. Natasha Pascall says:

    SPOILERS COMING SO DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW UNLESS YOU HAVE READ THE BOOKOkay Reading these reviews it looks like I m the only one who didn t enjoy this book I have to be honest, I didn t finish it Normally I would never leave a book unfinished but after the big plot twist I couldn t get back into it The problem was, I d imagined Jody in my head and after that I couldn t change that image I had of her so late in the book WHO CHANGES THE GENDER OF A CHARACTER HALFWAY THROUGH THE BOOK SPOILERS COMING SO DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW UNLESS YOU HAVE READ THE BOOKOkay Reading these reviews it looks like I m the only one who didn t enjoy this book I have to be honest, I didn t finish it Normally I would never leave a book unfinished but after the big plot twist I couldn t get back into it The problem was, I d imagined Jody in my head and after that I couldn t change that image I had of her so late in the book WHO CHANGES THE GENDER OF A CHARACTER HALFWAY THROUGH THE BOOK Okay, so change is the wrong word I just felt a bit deceived by it, and I know that was the point blah blah blah I just didn t like it Maybe the rest of the book was amazing, everyone else certainly seems to think so, but it just wasn t for me Don t get me wrong, I enjoy Hayley Long s books and I read the Lottie Biggs ones and really enjoyed them but this one just wasn t my cup of tea

  4. Kirsty says:

    What s up with Jody Barton is a fantastic YA contemporary read which I enjoyed thoroughly It s fun, original and a breath of fresh air in the current UK YA market which has been flooded with paranormal and dystopian fiction.This review is deliberately short mainly because I don t want to give again thing away or spoil this book for anyone else as I would have been devastated had anyone done that to me As a warning on that front do not whatever you do flick through this book ahead as you might What s up with Jody Barton is a fantastic YA contemporary read which I enjoyed thoroughly It s fun, original and a breath of fresh air in the current UK YA market which has been flooded with paranormal and dystopian fiction.This review is deliberately short mainly because I don t want to give again thing away or spoil this book for anyone else as I would have been devastated had anyone done that to me As a warning on that front do not whatever you do flick through this book ahead as you might glean something you don t want to know even without meaning to.The thing I love about this book the most is Jody s unique voice Jody is funny and I love Jody s relationship with with Jolene I love how Jody is a maths geek but also quite cool with it, even without realising it, and I loved following Jody s story I loved how the story had Jody s doodles added in every so often and how the size of the text was used to convey Jody s emotions and feelings as the story progressed.I loved the messages this book had It had brilliant messages about being yourself and not going with the crowd just because you feel like you should The cyberbullying element in this book is really poignant and also quite powerful for youngsters in seeing how Jody deals with it I also like the message the book has about family and family values I loved the Barton family and seeing the relationship between the family unit I particularly loved their parents and seeing the way in which they treated their twins.All in all a thoughtful and funny read that I d highly recommend

  5. Zoë H ☽ says:

    POSSIBLE SPOILERS When I first saw the book I was very intrigued to read it, I fell in love with the bright colours on the cover This book is very different to what I normally read as normally I do prefer destopian When I read this book I thought it was good but then I was very surprised to find out that all along the book was about a boy who discovers that he is actually gay I did not like this book as much, I have nothing agaist the auther but it just wasnt the book for me I also thought t POSSIBLE SPOILERS When I first saw the book I was very intrigued to read it, I fell in love with the bright colours on the cover This book is very different to what I normally read as normally I do prefer destopian When I read this book I thought it was good but then I was very surprised to find out that all along the book was about a boy who discovers that he is actually gay I did not like this book as much, I have nothing agaist the auther but it just wasnt the book for me I also thought this book ended just a little to quickly for my liking I do recomened checking out the book though before you buy it

  6. Carmen says:

    No okk oli see igatahes, kui j rsku hel lehek ljel peategelase sugu muutus Ja pisut v ttis aega, et mber harjuda sellega, et mitte t druk ei jutusta seda lugu, vaid hoopiski poiss Samas ei oleks ma kirjaniku suhtes selles osas vaenulik see on ikka p ris kavalalt v lja m eldud nipiga kirjutatud Ma usun, et ikka 99% inimestest llatusid ja see oligi ju eesm rk Pealegi ei ole ma mitte heski raamatus seda veel kohanud, et nii drastiliselt kellegi sugu lugeja jaoks j rsku muutuks Igatahe No okk oli see igatahes, kui j rsku hel lehek ljel peategelase sugu muutus Ja pisut v ttis aega, et mber harjuda sellega, et mitte t druk ei jutusta seda lugu, vaid hoopiski poiss Samas ei oleks ma kirjaniku suhtes selles osas vaenulik see on ikka p ris kavalalt v lja m eldud nipiga kirjutatud Ma usun, et ikka 99% inimestest llatusid ja see oligi ju eesm rk Pealegi ei ole ma mitte heski raamatus seda veel kohanud, et nii drastiliselt kellegi sugu lugeja jaoks j rsku muutuks Igatahes v ga viis pluss heh, v i siis ainult 2

  7. Agne Rimkute says:

    Such a gripping book I read it in one day because it was really hard to put down I loved the characters, especially Jody and her family There were some very funny moments and some very deep ideas, which any child would find valuable.The way this book was written is awesome its not just some boring layout It has pictures and writing of different sizes to reflect how it was spoken I just wish that the book was longer and I would definately recommend it to anyone

  8. Andrea says:

    Not what I expected because for me, the twist ruined it.

  9. Isla says:

    It s great not the best book ever but still enjoying it

  10. Thelilyfy says:

    The plot twist Love it.