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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi (3 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552163295
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552163293
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sarra Manning is an author and journalist. She started her writing career on Melody Maker, than spent five years on legendary UK teen mag, J17, first as a writer, then as Entertainment Editor. Subsequently she edited teen fashion bible Ellegirl UK and the BBC's What To Wear magazine.

Sarra has written for ELLE, Grazia, Red, InStyle, The Guardian, Sunday Times Style, The Mail On Sunday's You, Harper's Bazaar, Stylisr, Time Out and The Sunday Telegraph's Stella. Her best-selling YA novels, which include Guitar Girl, Let's Get Lost, Pretty Things, The Diary Of A Crush trilogy and Nobody's Girl have been translated into numerous languages. Her latest YA novel, Adorkable, was published by Atom.

She has also written three grown-up novels; Unsticky, You Don't Have To Say You Love Me and Nine Uses For An Ex-Boyfriend. Her next book, It Felt Like A Kiss, will be out in May 2013.

Sarra lives in North London with her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Miss Betsy, and prides herself on her unique ability to accessorise.

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"Manning's latest slice of good old-fashioned chick-lit features one of the most loveable heroines in ages" (Heat)

"This is classic chick-lit in the vein of Bridget Jones's diary" (Heat)

"A sexy, modern read" (Glamour)

"A deliciously addictive tale of romance and reinvention" (Marie Claire)

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Mr Apparently Right, Mr Definitely Wrong, and one girl who has to work out which is which - this is clever, sharp and romantic story-telling.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Dot on 1 Mar. 2011
Format: Paperback
This book is quite long at 555 pages but it wasn't a problem as I enjoyed each one.
Neve is holding out for William who she met at Oxford University, he has been in LA for the last 3 years and their only contact has been emails and long, long, handwritten letters. However, Neve is convinced that William is 'The One' and so she is doing everything to be ready for his return. William is in for a shock though as Neve is half the woman she was; Neve's weight and her quest to lose it is a huge part of her life. At first I found this aspect of the character a little off-putting but as I learnt more about Neve and the negative impact her weight has had on her life, I began to like and understand her a lot more.
Neve lives in a house converted into flats, she has the top floor, her little sister Celia the bottom floor and then her brother Douglas and his nasty wife Celia have other one. Charlotte is a pretty nasty piece of work; she made Neve's life hell by bullying her about her size at school and she still manages to intimidate her now. Neve's sister Celia is a lovely character, she works for a fashion magazine and she introduces Neve to Max, one of the editors. Max is very much a ladies man and Celia warns her big sister to keep her distance. But it is Max who os the persistent one, following Neve home, trying to charm his way into her pants.
Realising that Max is not going to give up, Neve decides that he could be a good relationship practice before William returns. Ground rules are set; no holding hands, no sex and it will all be over once William is back on British soil. So much to everyone's surprise, Max and Neve embark on a pretend relationship, they have dates, share the same bed but there are no strings attached.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ms. G on 8 Feb. 2011
Format: Paperback
Loved Sarra's first novel 'Unsticky' and couldn't wait for this to come out...and it didn't disappoint! Sarra has a great ability to create characters such as Neve and Max which are more interesting to read about than your average "chick-lit" book. Another plus point for anyone who loved 'Unsticky' is that Sarra re-introduces the 'Skirt' fashion magazine as part of the plot using Celia's character. Also, loved the small passing reference about Vaughn from her previous novel. Funny, well-written and impossible to put down! Highly anticipate her next adult novel!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By casly on 3 Oct. 2011
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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me is one of my favourite books of all time. The main character Neve is a bookish, previously overweight woman who is in love with her university friend William. After learning that William is returning to England after three years abroad Neve throws herself into the dating world to gain experience before his return. Max is an outgoing playboy who volunteers to be Neve's 'pancake boyfriend' (practice boyfriend)
Sarra Manning has created a novel which is so much more than the usual two-dimensional chick-lit. The length of the novel means that the growing intimacy between Max and Neve is not rushed, and therefore the ending is so much more satisfying and meaningful than other novels of this genre.
I loved the characters of Max and Neve as their flaws and characteristics are relatable and real. Although the novel is long I could have easily read another 500 pages about Max and Neve. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me is funny, romantic and will leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling long after you have finished it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Miss Simms on 18 Mar. 2011
Format: Paperback
At the age of 23 I can remember picking up my first issue of J17 at 13 and becoming obsessed with the adventures of Edie in Manning's monthy collum 'Diary of a Crush'. I've grown up on Sarra's stories and followed her onto ELLEgirl when she become editor there, she's always had the knack of speaking to me and making me feel simultaneously less like a weirdo and in awe of these cool, quirky girls. So I was more then happy when she started wrting full length teen novels, in fact I still buy and read them! Obviously now I can't relate to them as easily being in my 20s now but I still enjoy them.
So for Manning to start writing adult novels was a joyous occasion for me (especially as they give me a glorious break from researching for my degree!). I quikly devoured 'Unsticky' and did the same for this. I hunted it down in my local bookshop on the day of it's release as I couldn't wait for it to be delivered, and I'm so glad I did!
This book struck a real chord with me, more so then any of her past books; adult or not. Growing up I was incredibly overweight and although I'm a 'normal' and healthy size now I can sympathise with Neve's struggles in fact I fount myself relating to Neve's inner struggles with her weight and also her confidence all too much. The last time I fount myself empathizing like this was to The Perfect 10.
I fount this book not only entertaining but also very touching.

I egaerly look forward to Sarra's third adult novel and beyond!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emma Poulloura on 3 Nov. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I LOVED this book. I mean really loved it. From the very beginning I felt sorry for Neve. Since I was a child I've always had a problem with being overweight. Not masively so but I always weighed more than I should. I blame this on my love of chocolate. But only in the past few years have I actually done something about it. Well tried to. My point being that I understood Neve when all she wanted to do was give in and have that bit of something she really, really shouldn't. I understood her self confidence issues and I could see why she is the way she is.

I really didn't like William. I just found him a bit of a sap. Max on the other hand well I like him, even if he is a man slut. From the beginning of this book I could predict the ending. I mean it is a chicklit book afterall. Even though I knew how it was going to end I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the journey.

I am glad Manning included the bullying storyline. Bullying can really traumatise you and not just while you are at school. It can lead to issues later in life especially if you are still exposed to that bully. Even if you try to change yourself in order to stop the bullying it never works. The only way to beat a bully is to not care.

I loved Neve's sister. She was fun and slightly mad and I would love it if Manning wrote a book about her.

I would most definitely recommend this book. It is a great chick lit read with some laughs as well as some tears. It has everything you need for a perfect book.
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