Mates, Dates and Portobello Princesses: Bk. 3 (Mates Dates) Paperback – 8 May 2007
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This is the hilarious third instalment in Cathy Hopkins's Mates and Dates series, focusing on Nesta's story of class, prejudice and romance. Nesta is cool - beautiful, clever and brimming with confidence. Heads turn whenever she is around and she easily wins the affections of the gorgeous Simon. But her confidence begins to crumble when she discovers Simon's upper-class background at a time when her own family's fortunes are in free fall. Matters are made worse by the Portobello Princesses - Simon's sister Tanya and the super-snob Cressida - who do their best to make Nesta feel inferior and out of her depth. With her confidence spiralling into oblivion, Nesta only seems to make things worse by gambling in an attempt to make some money and getting drunk at Izzie's big debut as a singer with King Noz. Lucy and Izzie come to her rescue and together they help her to get things back in perspective and regain her confidence. This is easily the best of the series so far. It covers many difficult subjects - class, snobbery, gambling and racism - but with a great deal of humour that keeps everything in perspective. There is some great comedy, especially when Nesta talks of the Portobello Princesses (aka the Mobile Sloanes and the Pedigree Chums). There are lots of touches to appeal to readers, in particular the use of text messaging and the use of diary entries to fill out the story. As with its predecessors this will be loved by younger teenage girls. --Kirkus UK
“Sharply written teenage fiction.” (Publishing News)
"Fab feel-good book." (Mizz Magazine) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Nesta gets a new sweet gorgeous boyfriend Simon but he is so rich!she just cant cope. plus theres ex cressida the ice queen. and while she seemed only to be a mate nesta discovers that there is some history between them i hate Cressida she is so mean. but as always her best mates Lucy and Izzie and her boyfriend simon reassure her about money cressida ect ect ect. the books just keep on getting better. would say ten plus
(All the mates dates books 1,2 and 3, so far have been the best books ever. READ THEM NOW!!!!!!!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am so into these series at the moment they are soaps cool. They are so funny and always keep you wondering. You must read it because you will luv it!!Published on 19 Jan. 2014 by Charlotte Simms
I love Cathy Hopkins and all of her books but i find that all her novels are romances, ya no. But still watch out cause sleepover secrets here i comePublished on 19 Jan. 2014 by Becky
I love the series and they are so cheap! But I would rather pay more for a longer book so maybe twice the size?! But it was really good!Published on 21 Sept. 2013 by Katie Taplin
So good! Full of excitement. I love cathy hopkins books. Just finishing book 4. Absolutely amazing,, , recommend to anyone!Published on 24 Aug. 2013 by one direction fans
It was so fun to read you could relate to it and it made you feel like you are part of the friendship group izzie Lucy and nesta havwPublished on 18 May 2013 by Holly Corbett
My 13 year old daughter is raving about this book and can't wait to read all the others in the seriesPublished on 13 Mar. 2013 by Frog39
It is ace defiantly get it. I loved the whole story line and you should read the whole series because they are amazingPublished on 9 Mar. 2013 by little muffin