You’re the One that I Want

By Simon James Green

Freddie is unremarkable – too unremarkable. He doesn’t stand out in any way, and in fact teachers and fellow students keep forgetting who he is. Even his mum thinks he’s a disappointment, and spends almost all her time at work, producing a TV show.  After a particularly awful night, Freddie decides to follow a new, proactive philosophy designed to transform his social and romantic life: saying ‘yes’ to every opportunity. It works! Freddie finds himself auditioning for the school musical (Grease), actually going to parties, and flirting with hot new boy Zach! He’s becoming a whole new Freddie – maybe even one that his mum might be proud of.  But the path to love is never smooth, and sometimes getting things very wrong is an important part of figuring out what – and who – you really want.

Contains some swearing.

drama • family • relationships • school • growing up • friendships • LGBTQI+

384 pages

RA – 11+

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