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Cathy Hopkins
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5 Jun 2007 Mates Dates
Friendships are threatened when a boy that Nesta has been dating declares his passionate love for TJ. TJ doesn't know what's hit her and does her best to keep out of the way but then she and the boy are chosen to work on a newsletter for the local borough, so there's no avoiding him.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Piccadilly Press Ltd; New edition edition (5 Jun 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853409340
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853409349
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cathy Hopkins lives in Bath with her husband and three cats.

She has had over 60 books published so far and principally writes for the teenage market where her books have been translated into 34 languages. Her five teen series to date are: the Mates Dates series, the Truth Dare series, the Cinnamon Girl series, the Zodiac Girl series and Million Dollar Mates. Cathy has also written standalone novels for teens: Dead Dudes, Love At Second Sight and Playlist for a Broken Heart.

In her spare time, Cathy loves nothing more than a long walk and pub lunch in the countryside with friends. She loves reading books from all types of genres. When it's raining, she likes watching great box sets like The Killing (Danish version), Nurse Jackie, West Wing, The Wire or Mad Men. Apart from that, Cathy has always been curious about the answers to the big questions like why are we here, where have we come from and where do we go. Not having found a satisfactory answer yet, she is going to take up painting instead. She is also still looking for the perfect hairdresser who can do a blow dry that lasts through damp weather and doesn't make her hair go fluffy.

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Hopkins gets better and better and funnier and funnier ... -- Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle, 12 August 2004

The Mates, Dates series is perfectly pitched...Readers of the previous novels will grab this episode eagerly. -- The Bookseller, January 2004 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Cathy lives with her husband and four cats. She is the author of the immensely popular Mates, Dates series, and also writes the Truth, Dare, Kiss or Promise series for Piccadilly. This Way to Paradise, the first book in her new Cinnamon Girl trilogy, will be published in March 2007.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mates and dates series 10 Mar 2012
By Amy
Format:Kindle Edition
The book was a very enjoyable, humorous and the story was very well written. I recommend this book to other readers because I am sure that they will enjoy it as much as I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tempting Troubles 26 Mar 2013
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this is the best mates dates book ever! The story shows how boys can be miss leading and friends are forever!
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 2 Feb 2012
By Lizzie
Format:Kindle Edition
i have read all the series so far and i wasn't that fond of TJ's story's but with this one i coudnt stop reading it!
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This book is writen from TJ's perspective. She is still going out with Steve Lovering, Lucy's brother. Nesta is still going out with Luke. TJ enters into a school competition, and has to work with Luke. She soon falls for him, but relises that he isn't being hoenst with her. I would have given this book 5/5, but I got frustrated, because TJ couldn't see that Luke was obviously taken her for a ride. Still, it's a very good book, which teaches you that you should never put a boy before friendship.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really good series!!! 14 Jun 2005
By Bookworm Jessie - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the eighth book in the Mates, Dates series. T.J. is doing a joint-school project and is assigned to work with Nesta's boyfriend, Luke. He tells her that he really likes her and says he will break up with Nesta so that he can go out with T.J. but T.J. is going out with Steve and doesnt want to hurt him or Nesta. Theres also Sian, a girl working with them on the preoject, and she tells T.J. that Luke said the same thing to her. When T.J. confronts Luke, he says that he didnt, and that Sian is just hoplessly in love with him and threw herself at him. Then Nesta starts to find out and she wont talk to T.J. and it becomes T.J. and Izzie against Lucy and Nesta. Read it to find out what happens!!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Falling For a Friend's Fella 7 April 2005
By Joshua Koppel - Published on
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T.J. is interested in history and historical places. Her friends are not. Then a huge multi-school project is assigned to record the history of London. T.J. finds herself in a group with Nesta's boyfriend.

Nesta's boyfriend seems to have the same interests as T.J. Nesta asks T.J. to be friendlier to him. He talks about breaking with Nesta to everyone but Nesta.

Now T.J. finds herself in the uncomfortable position of liking a guy and not wanting to hurt her friend. But as said boyfriend seems to be playing an even wider field than originally thought, T.J. must make some very tough decisions if she is going to maintain her friendships with the other girls.

Pretty good but with a little less character development than the previous volumes. Certainly T.J. must make decisions and changes but they are not the same type found earlier. It is still a good story and provides a good lesson about dealing with your mates.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever 5 Nov 2012
By Emma - Published on
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This book is great no faults at all best books ever gonna read the whole series in just a week probably
5.0 out of 5 stars Mates,Dates and Tempting Troubles review by Alisa Lier 5 April 2007
By Lori A. Schuler - Published on
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I really like this series so far. This is because I can relate to some of the problems the characters run into. Their problems are real life situations that anyone one could have.These books never have a boring point in them you never want to stop reading them. It was hard for me to put it down it keeps you on the edge and wanting to know more.I really like how they make it feel as if your there with them and ond one their friends. Overall I loved the book and hope to read the whole series. I recommand this book to girls who are between 13 and 15 years old and whose friends are a big part in their lives.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cathy Hopkins does it again! 7 Aug 2005
By Teenage Reader - Published on
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I find it absolutely amazing that an author can make every single book in a series as good as the last one, if not better. When I found out this book was focusing on TJ Watts, I have to say I wasn't quite sure about it. See, I've always seen her as a somewhat boring character. It just never seemed like she had any qualities that made her stand out from the rest. Well, I was wrong! In this book, you see a totally different side of TJ. For one thing, she seems to have a naughty side and she also seems extremely mixed up. In her situation, who wouldn't be? She really proves that the four of them are INCREDIBLE mates by dropping Luke. I'm so glad I gave the next book in one of my favorite series a chance.
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