The Boy I Loved Before

Jenny Colgan

St. Martin's Griffin

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While attending her best friend Sashy's wedding, Flora Scurrison realizes that this monotonous, nine-to-five, cookie-cutter life is exactly what's in store for her. While it might be okay for Sashy, it's certainly not what she envisioned for herself when she was sixteen. So when her boyfriend proposes to her during the reception, Flora makes a wish to go back and do it all over again. The next morning she wakes up to find that she has been given the ultimate second chance--she's sixteen again. As Flora navigates school, first loves--new and old--and discovers what it really means to make adult choices, will she stay in her new body or try and find her way home?

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THE BOY I LOVED BEFORE
Chapter OneThe rain was beating down on the windscreen, as we tried to navigate (rather damply) along the winding country road.'I hate the country,' I said gloomily.'Yes, well, you hate everything that isn't fifteen seconds from an overpriced cappuccino,' said Oliver crossly, although in his defence he had been driving from London for six hours.'I don't hate everything,' I said. 'Only ... those things over there.''What things?''Those ... oh, you know.''Cows?''Yes, that's it.''You can't recognise a cow?''Remind me.' He used to think this was really cute.

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"The Boy I Loved Before is a triumph. It's witty and hilarious and so clever, with a compulsive story that kept me flicking the pages over madly, right to the end. I loved it."
- Sophie Kinsella, author of Can You Keep a Secret and Confessions of a Shopaholic

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Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan was born in Scotland. She worked in the National Health Service, moonlighting as a stand-up comic and cartoonist until her first novel, Amanda's Wedding, was published in 2000. She lives in London with her husband. This is her fifth novel.

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The Boy I Loved Before
Jenny Colgan

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312331986
ISBN10: 0312331983
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$19.99

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St. Martin's Press
March 2005
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466819429
ISBN10: 1466819421
320 pages
$7.99
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