Thirteen-year-old Sadie lives alone with her mum in their seaside bed and breakfast. Her mum thinks Sadie doesn’t try hard enough at anything she does, and her teachers think she’s lazy. As for Sadie herself—she can’t believe that she’s any good at anything, even though she tries so hard.
Suddenly her mum becomes seriously ill and Sadie is left all on her own in charge of the B&B. There are guests arriving at any minute, and she has absolutely no idea how to make a bed, let alone cook them a fried breakfast. How will she cope? Marcus, the techno-geek from next door, tries to help, as does her feisty and clever best friend Kate, but ultimately it is Sadie who is put to the test as she copes with more than she ever thought possible.
Hilarious, moving, and poignant, this is a wonderful story about a girl who overcomes all odds and achieves success in more ways than one.
From the Hardcover edition.
About Lee Weatherly
Lee Weatherly grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and currently lives in Hampshire, England, surrounded by teetering mountains of books and CDs. She is the author of two other novels, Child X, and Breakfast at Sadie's, both from David Fickling Books.
“[Sadie’s] a great role model of alternative success for those who don’t always excel academically. Set in coastal Wales, the dialogue is realistic and spiced with enough British colloquialisms to appeal to the growing numbers of teen Anglophile readers.”–Children’s Literature
“Sadie is an endearing character who learns how strong she really is and how to stand up for herself. A good choice for those not quite ready for Louise Rennison’s Georgia Nicholson novels.”–School Library Journal