My Mum and Other Horror Stories
Meg Harper (Author)
Growing up is never easy. Especially with a well-meaning and eccentric mum like Kate's. When she's not trying to keep a pig in the back garden or letting her car slide into the river, she has a knack of embarrassing Kate in front of her friends, especially Chas, the only good-looking boy in her class. After one really bad day, Kate decides to take up her Dad's advice to "get it off her chest." My Mum and Other Horror Stories is a hilarious account of family life which was shortlisted for the Birmingham Cable Children's Book Award.