Author(s): Echo Freer
Magenta Orange is bright, sassy, but rather accident-prone ... calamity seems to dog her every footstep. Her neighbour, Daniel, tries hard to dissuade her from some of her more impulsive actions but, inevitably, ends up inveigled into her schemes with hilarious results. Magenta has set her sights on Year 11 heart-throb, Adam Jordan, but all her attempts to impress him are thwarted by a series of mishaps. Adam is convinced she is a jinx and tries to avoid her at all costs - while Daniel spends his time trying to demonstrate his undying affection for Magenta - will the best man win?
'Echo Freer has a light touch with comedy, and the ability to create memorable characters.' -- Narinder Dhami, Writing Magazine 20040901 'A wicked, witty read - 5/5.' -- Mizz 20040901 'A very witty read which will leave you in stitches.' -- Westminster News 20020901 'Both books about Magenta Orange's hilarious but often cringeworthy antics are almost impossible to put down and I would recommend them.' -- Staines and Ashford News 20020901 Blaggers: A lively and fast-paced story ... Readers will enjoy the humour and complexities of the plot ... a fun read.' -- School Librarian 20041001
Echo Freer was born and brought up in Yorkshire. After training to be a teacher, she moved to London, where she taught Special Needs in one of London's social priority areas. When her son was diagnosed as severely dyslexic, she completed a specialist training course to teach and diagnose specific learning difficulties. She now assesses and teaches under-achieving children. She lives in London and this is her first novel.