15-year-old Heidi’s stuck at the boarding school for crazy drop-outs where her parents teach, with only a cake-shop Saturday job to escape to. She’s always been the new, geeky kid – so when her coupled-up friends assume she’s got a secret boyfriend, she can’t resist agreeing.
Enter Gingerbread Ed, a sexy lovemuppet with a motorbike. He’d be perfect – if only he was real, instead of based on Mycroft Christie, her favourite time-travelling TV detective. But now her friends are sending him all kinds of revealing messages… and ‘A Real Boy’ knows the truth. Will all those little white lies destroy her chance at real romance – and all her real friendships with it?
Heidi’s online life collides hysterically with her real one in this laugh-out-loud romantic caper.
‘Every single secondary character comes to life on the page… and I want to be friends with all of them‘ – Wondrous Reads
“one of those books that makes you smile over and over again” – Reading Addict
‘utterly hilarious and well recommended‘ – Sally Nicholls