Fifteen-year-old Shiraz Bailey
Wood's days are filled with hanging around outside Claire's Accessories, her
parents work crap jobs, and her school is pretty much loser central. But this
loveable British dreamer with a brain and a heart of gold is
beginning to feel there might be a lot more to life than minimum wage
and the bling of a souped-up car.
Excusing the pun; bringing the human out of the hoodie, Grace Dent skillfully keeps it real. Diary of a Chav: Trainers V Tiaras has the potential outlook of an important social document, honestly commenting on the highs and lows of the working class culture. Drugs, sex, and crime go hand in hand with personal discovery and serious family issues. Diary of a Chav: Trainers V Tiaras is so witty, insightful, and delivered with such an impressive pace that this new sereis yields the kind of fanatical reading of a contemporary classic.
"Hilarious and unflinching."
Grace Dent's Diary of a Chav is a bestseller in the UK. Technically she's still grounded for dying her mother's best saucepan purple with Dylon, while customizing denim hot pants in 1990 but also works as a journalist for The Guardian as well Radio Times for whom she recently wrote a phenomenally popular Big Brother blog.