Books 1-3 of the Mates, Dates series. Meet the girls in Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras, in which Lucy bemoans her boyish figure and the girls help her realise that she is a fantastic person with many talents! Then in Mates, Dates and Cosmic Kisses Izzie meets the boy of her dreams only to discover that he never calls or does anything he promises to do. When Izzie loses her perspective, her friends help her take a reality check! Nesta has always been the one with the most glamour and finds being a boy magnet no problem. When she meets Simon in Mates, Dates and Portobello Princesses, they are a perfect couple. But Simon comes from a wealthy background, and for the first time in her life, Nesta loses her confidence. Finding out who her friends are and what is really important to her helps re-build Nesta's confidence.
Cathy Hopkins is the author of the incredibly successful Mates, Dates and Truth, Dare books. She spends most of her time locked in a shed at the bottom of the garden pretending to write books but is actually in there listening to music, hippie dancing and talking to her friends on email. Occasionally she is joined by Molly, the cat who thinks she is a copy editor and likes to walk all over the keyboard rewriting and deleting words she doesn't like. Apart from that, Cathy has joined the gym and spends more time than is good for her making up excuses as to why she hasn't got time to go.