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Lottie a la reputation - meritee - d'etre une fille excentrique. Aucun probleme pour Lottie, du moment qu'elle peut profiter de son amitie indefectible avec Goose... Ensemble, elles mangent des glaces au cafe du coin, trainent au magasin de chaussures ou elles travaillent le samedi. Elles parlent aussi des garcons bien sur, ou plutot, d'un garcon: l'irresistible Neil Adam,Lottie a la reputation - meritee - d'etre une fille excentrique. Aucun probleme pour Lottie, du moment qu'elle peut profiter de son amitie indefectible avec Goose... Ensemble, elles mangent des glaces au cafe du coin, trainent au magasin de chaussures ou elles travaillent le samedi. Elles parlent aussi des garcons bien sur, ou plutot, d'un garcon: l'irresistible Neil Adam, pour qui Goose a meme ecrit une chanson. Mais lorsque Lottie apprend que Goose sort avec Neil, elle devient excessive. Pour Lottie desormais, tout est genial ou au contraire, rien ne va plus......

Title : Lottie Biggs n'est presque pas cinglée
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ISBN : 9782013229784
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Lottie Biggs n'est presque pas cinglée Reviews

  • Liz
    2019-01-16 18:04

    Lottie Biggs is (Not) Mad is a book that really surprised me. I expected a fun, light-hearted read, with nothing too serious sand instead got a funny, amazing, heart-warming book that also addressed some pretty complex issues in a believable way that I think most teenagers will really be able to relate to. Mental illness (or as Lottie refers to it, “a mental disturbance of a significant nature”) is a difficult subject to write about, so I commend Hayley Long for addressing it in the way she did – I could really connect with Lottie, and felt for her as she struggled with her feelings. Lottie was actually a very funny character, and easily made me laugh out loud. The book was written in the format of Lottie’s Extended Writing Project for her English coursework (it was actually like a diary – but don’t let Lottie hear you say that), and was full of hilarious drawings and funny footnotes (actual footnotes!) slipped in here and there. I really enjoyed getting to know Lottie and I love the fact that her problems were portrayed in a way that any person could relate to. Lottie, with her snarky comments, obsession with Gareth Stingecombe’s manly thighs and love for Melody hair dye, was such a wonderful character, and while she could be rude and stroppy at times, I really liked reading about her, and was happy that she had great family and friends to help her through things. Her best friend Goose was a real life-line for Lottie – she really cared about her, and was there for her during the difficult times. Overall Lottie Biggs is (Not) Mad was a wonderful read that will always have a special place on my bookshelf.

  • Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
    2019-02-01 17:31

    What I love most about Lottie Biggs Is (Not) Mad by Hayley Long is that it is extremely funny. Lottie Biggs is such a fun and endearing character that I couldn't help but fall in love with her pretty early on in the story. From hair-dye dramas to the wonderful little illustrations throughout, I was thoroughly entertained reading this book.As Lottie writes about her life, school, her friends, her job and her enormous fascination with Gareth Stingecombe's manly thighs, I really got a great sense of who she is. She has a very typical nearly 15 attitude, and she can be slightly self-obsessed and a tad obnoxious/annoying but I think that's part of her charm! For me, an added bonus is that this book in set in Wales!Lottie Biggs has a wonderful voice and I could really relate to her as a person. She a has a wonderul best friend, Goose and together they have mad little adventures during their Saturday job at a shoe store. I loved how much Lottie bounces around in her feelings for Gareth, poor boy. While some of her decisions seem a little strange at first, we soon discover something more serious going on. Because it isn't all rosy in Lottie's life either. In fact, things really take a turn for the worrying, as Lottie deals with what she calls a 'mental disturbance.'And here's where I went from really liking the book into loving it. I really loved the way in which Lottie's mental health issues are handled in this book. The information regarding what Lottie is going through is told sensitively and without preaching or being heavy-handed at all. Everything felt very realistic in the way that Lottie responds to it. I love that her mental disturbance isn't the defining characteristic of the book in the same way that it doesn't define who Lottie is.She's still a wonderful, full-of-life girl and I'm really glad she has such an amazing amount of support around her, from her mother, to Goose to Gareth Stingecombe. I really can't wait to read more of Lottie in the sequel, Lottie Biggs Is (Not) Desperate, and I couldn't be happier to see books regarding mental illness for a young adult audience written in such an engaging way.

  • Kalliste
    2019-02-04 00:18

    I thought I'd give this a ready because I wanted something a bit lighter than the WWII fiction I've been reading recently.While this is no where near the level of that type of fiction it does cover serious topics and it isn't all puppy's and rainbows. I quite enjoyed this. It was a good quick read with a fun main character who was quirky and lovable and likeable which, sometimes, isn't the case.

  • Heather
    2019-01-29 22:03

    One of the few books that I've actually loved enough to read multiple times. Would recommend to any teenage girl

  • Katie West
    2019-02-09 20:02

    Amazing! Read this book in one day now I am reading the next book after it :D

  • Mlle Pointillés
    2019-01-18 18:14

    En fait, je ne m'attendais pas du tout à ça...Je pensais que ce serait léger, une version ado de la chick lit alors que sous ses airs de lecture facile, ce roman aborde un thème délicat, la maladie maniacodépressive, sous un jour totalement nouveau!On ne tombe pas du tout dans le pathos de la maladie et au contraire, ça reste frais, innovant et drôle!En bref, j'ai bien aimé cette lecture originale!Autre point positif: J'ai beaucoup aimé le design du livre. Lottie rédige ce texte comme s'il s'agissait d'un devoir à rendre à son prof de français, et elle l'agrémente de dessins et autres annotations qui ne manquent pas d'humour et d'autodérision!

  • Amalie
    2019-01-25 22:13

    I've never laughed so hard out loud because of a book. I LOVE LOTTIE BIGGS!I borrowed Lottie Biggs is (not) Mad from my library, and at the last page of the book, someone has written "A+" - I love the person who did that.I don't have anything else to say, but... READ IT NOW

  • Leah Carragher
    2019-01-18 23:16

    Unbelievable! Currently reading second one! :D

  • Hannah
    2019-01-28 18:02

    I liked it a lot and would recommend it to people aged 12 - 16

  • Jildou
    2019-01-27 01:02

    This was a nice read, you get attached to Lottie and how the story goes. Just love it 😊

  • Grace Sargeant
    2019-01-30 22:05


  • Zed Whisper
    2019-02-13 01:12

    When I started reading Lottie Biggs, I thought I was reading a diary of a rather strange girl. Lottie had random outbursts by doing rather unusual things, such as throw a hissy fit in the middle of an exam because she didn't know which age bracket she fell into. Lottie's thought process had me laughing one minute and worried the next.Soon we realise that this isn't 'normal' teenage behaviour, but Lottie is suffering from a 'fairly significant mental disturbance.' She's had such episodes in the past and she's going through a bad phase of it now. And it comes to light when she unconsciously steals on a regular basis. Things like a giraffe teddy, pegs, tights etc. When her mother realises this they then take action to help her. Mental illnesses aren't commonly talked about and I really enjoyed this perspective to it. Lottie realises what is wrong and instead of miraculously getting better and blaming her illness for everything, she begins to reflect more on her actions and understand herself better. By doing this, she's in a better position to get better quickly. Her family and friends can't do much except support her and that us exactly what she needs in this pivotal time. Lottie is a strong, intelligent, hard working girl and I'm sure she will turn this around. I would recommend this book for anyone suffering from or knows someone with a mental illness. It really helped my awareness of this issue and I hope it helps others too. Favourite Quotes:a lot of people call elvis names or take the piss out of him, but i always say hello and give him a smile when i see him. smiles are free after all, and i reckon if everyone smiled a bit more there’d be fewer heart attacks and murders and stuff.Gina said, ‘To be early is to be on time.To be on time is to be late.and to be late is unacceptable.’instead of being cross, i said,’i’ve never taken drugs ever. i don’t need to. i’m going nuts all on my own.’‘…it’s a part of life.The mind is a complicated thing, and it’s just as likely to have function difficulties as any other organ of the body.You can no more help having a mental upset any more than you can help having a high temperature or asthma or acne…’and he might just be a fat man in his fifties who wears a scruffy black leather jacket and drinks far too much and has no money and sleeps on a bench, and he may well be a little bit mad too, but i reckon it still takes a very special talent to be able to make other people smile. it takes no talent at all to make them feel awful.

  • Aisha
    2019-02-15 20:02

    “Use the blank page as my canvas and the rich vocabulary of the English language as my pallet.” Lottie Biggs is a teen who’s about to go through a whole lot of drama. For her English coursework Lottie needs to write about a key event that went on in her life for creative writing unfortunately for her there’s more than one key event going on.Lottie is a very creative and funny character, she’s likable and relatable. Lottie alongside her best friend, Goose works at “Sole Mates” a shoe shop. Things first start to change when Goose starts to date the hottest guy who works near them, Neil Adam or mad alien. Goose starts to change her personality and her friendship with Lottie is put second.Lottie doesn’t know how to deal with this change and now she’s spending a lot of time by herself she’s starting to realise some personal issues. Lottie does a lot of things she doesn’t remember doing or is ashamed off and this is all because of her mental illness. Her friends and her mother start to realise something is off when Lottie starts to act out and get into trouble.Though the novel seems like a middle grade what Lottie goes through breaches a more young adult subject. Lottie suffers from a mental illness and while going through the early stages she’s feel likes she’s all alone and she suffers from depression. The novel shows how important friendships are to people. Lottie’s and Goose’s, Lottie and the Welsh Elvis Presley, Lottie and the Sole Owner’s and Lottie and her mum’s. Throughout the novel each relationship helps Lottie in a different way and helps her through her dilemmas.Lottie and Gareth relationship isn’t fully developed in this novel though the blossom of the relationship is shown.The writing style was written with a diary feel because it was Lottie’s English coursework. It was funny and enjoyable and the pictures were hilarious.

  • Jenni
    2019-01-20 21:07

    I can't quite remember when I heard about Hayley Long's series of YA books about Lottie Biggs, though I think the conversation had something to do with Wales. The blurb on the back of the book grabbed me instantly, Lottie sounded like lots of fun and I couldn't wait to get reading. The book takes the form of Lottie's English coursework - a piece of extended personal writing. She begins by writing about the general things she is doing; things that are happening at school, about the boy she fancies, how rubbish her part time job is. Slowly though the book deepens as Lottie reveals more of herself.I really enjoyed reading about Lottie. I think she's a really well created character, the structure of the book means you really feel like you're getting to know her. The supporting characters are also brilliant, the girls she works with are again great teenage characters - reading about them transported me back to being a teenagers with ease.I liked the way that the author blended the plot about being a teenager and the difficulties and angst and fun that this time contains with an exploration of mental health issues. Everything was dealt with carefully but never strayed into the territory of instructing or preaching. I think this approach would appeal to teenagers.I really enjoyed this book and I'm thrilled there are two more books in the series, I don't want to say goodbye to Lottie just yet!

  • Arianne
    2019-01-28 00:22

    This book is great. It's one of those rare reads that surprises you so much that it's impossible not to want to re-read again and again. It's well-written, joyous and irreverent, all wrapped up in a startingly original and incredibly refreshing teen voice. Lottie Biggs Is (Not) Mad tells the story of one slightly kooky, very outgoing teen girl as she battles boredom in her small town - not to mention the armful of issues that go along with it, including friendship, family, and perhaps most brilliantly, mental health. Lottie has absolutely no filter and it makes for a totally laugh-out-loud read. There's huge contrast between the uplifting, chatty tone and the serious issues portrayed, but Long strikes gold in managing to balance both sides of the story. It's a very warm tale, intertwining everyday life with the very real problems of many modern teens. Readers will be pleased to hear that there are already two sequels in the works, so if you're looking for more of Lottie, there's definitely more of her story to come.I haven't been able to stop recommending this book ever since I first read it - it's so underrated, yet ticks many of the boxes people are looking for with modern YA. The characters are vibrant and alive; the writing style is energetic and infectious; there's humour on every page. Occasionally the book could have done with more emotional resonance or deep exploration of its themes, but it gets a solid, fun 4 stars from me.

  • Sophie
    2019-02-04 21:27

    Lottie Biggs is Not Mad is Hayley Long’s fantastic new novel. I definitely wasn’t expecting what I got.I loved the idea behind this book. It’s Lottie’s Extended Personal Writing English coursework filled with pictures, drawings and lots of other very cool things. I wish my coursework was as cool as that! The extra bits were really great additions that completely made the book for me.At some points I found Lottie to be a bit annoying. She was quite often rude and pretty self-involved, like a lot of teenagers actually! Regardless of that she was incredibly funny. The moments when her mouth ran away with her were pure brilliance and really made me giggle, however I did feel that Hayley Long was slightly copying the Georgia Nicolson books at some points. She is a really great character.I expected Lottie Biggs is Not Mad to be a light, funny read but it actually had a lot more depth to it than that. There were lots of complex issues and touchy subjects that were broached through Lottie’s coursework (well, it’s more of a diary really) that aren‘t often explored in YA books. Opinions were expressed on these areas without being preachy and in a way that teens and younger teens will respond to.Lottie Biggs is Not Mad is a great book that will appeal to fans of Susan Juby’s Alice series. I’m looking forward to reading the sequel Lottie Biggs is Not Experienced.

  • Read2review
    2019-01-26 22:21

    ** For the full review please check out **Do you remember the Adrian Mole books by Sue Townsend? I used to love them. I had no idea that Lottie Biggs was along the same lines when I was sent the book by Macmillan but I couldn’t put it down once I started reading.The story focused around Lottie Biggs and her life, best friend Goose, Boyfriend Gareth and her mom, especially her mom’s new relationship with Steve Giles. I love the pictures that accompanied the story. I felt like they really added empahis to the story.The way it was written really pulled me into the story and I couldn’t stop reading once I had started. I loved the way that Hayley adds in current content (tv shows, films and some famous people that are really popular with the age group the book is aimed at).I am so glad that this is a part of a series and I really look forward to reading the rest of the story.I give Lottie Biggs a massive 5/5** Read More At:

  • Emmeline
    2019-01-29 19:26

    The author of this book had gone to my school and some of my friends had got the book as they had got to meet her but sadly I didn't. Two of my friends had this book and the cover looked very inviting. I like covers with color you see. Well, who doesn't? So it was really inviting and when I went to my local libary and saw it and I just wanted to read it.I though the book was brilliant and I thought that maybe the book would be about romance or something like that and I also thought that it was written very well. I also liked the little pictures that are with it and it kinda gave the story some comedy I guess to it. It wasn't confusing either so that was good and I could also get into it and I couldn't put it down sometimes as I always wanted to see what was around te corner. Awesome book! :)

  • Stine Thomsen
    2019-02-07 21:03

    I read this book when it was just published and loved it. Now, almost 7 years later, I found it, sitting there at the local library, just reminding me of how much I loved it when I was younger. I had to read it again and now I have. I must admit that my reading preferences have changed a lot over the last 7 years and I do not love this book as much now, as I did when I was younger, but still, this reread made me smile and remember the craziness of Miss. Biggs. But, I must admit that the 4th star is only given from a sentimental point of view and as a salute from the 12-13 year old me, who loved this book so dearly.

  • Jackie
    2019-01-16 19:21

    Somehow, this book ended up in my kindle app. I don't remember downloading it, and I am fairly certain my 15 yo son didn't either. Having said that, I am glad that it was there. I was looking for a light and enjoyable read, and this book did make me laugh in several places. About the middle of the book, though, the story gets serious as it deals with Lottie and her mental health issues. The book was insightful and touching, it dealt with the issues without preaching and I think any teenager struggling with some of the same feelings would benefit from Lottie and her perspectives. I will definitely read the next one.

  • Anika
    2019-01-27 18:17

    Lottie Biggs is not mad is a one of my all time favorite book . It was a rainy day,i entered the bookstore and found the book i fell in love with its cover instantly. It's a very light read with a lot of funny bits and laugh out loud moments ,heart warming friendship of goose and lottie and of course sublimely gorgeous boy Niel. It's about losing your head and finding yourself again with the help of those around you .After all these years i have read is countless times . Hayley long is a very gifted writer who definitely knows how to be witty and sensitive a the same time .

  • Tania
    2019-02-11 00:05

    As far as comedys go i was far from AMAIZED by this book ..LOTTIE bigs is not mad is the first book in the LOTTIE series written by Hailey long who is the only author who never seizes to wipe a frown off my face ....For starters ,yes lottie is indeed very mad and hilarious even though the cover seems to contradicte me ...Lottie is crazy which makes it soo intruiging and funny that i couldnt stop laughing and i never put the book down untill i was finished THIS BOOK KEPT ME UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

  • Clarabel
    2019-02-06 20:31

    Lottie a quinze ans et mène une vie à peu près normale, jusqu'au jour de son anniversaire où elle pique une crise de nerfs. En fait, Lottie découvre qu'elle souffre de maniaco-dépression mais ça ne veut pas dire qu'elle est cinglée ! Le roman raconte tout le travail à accomplir pour digérer la nouvelle, apprendre sur soi et tenter de se sentir mieux dans sa peau. Beaucoup de subtilité, et d'humour aussi. C'est très différent de ce qu'on imaginait au début !

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-04 20:27

    I loved that this book moved so flawlessly through Lottie's life where she seems a quirky teen and proves to be slightly more quirky than originally thought. Puberty is rough; puberty along with mental illness is a nightmare. The author handled it gently and didn't choose to linger in the dark places. I'm better off for having read it. Thank you.

  • Elen Caldecott
    2019-01-28 21:20

    I enjoyed this book from the moment it began. Lottie's descriptions of her world are very funny. She was great to spend time with. However, over the course of the book you slowly realise that it isn't all funny-ha-ha in Lottie's life. Through subtle hints, building to a great climax, you're reminded that teen-life has its dark side too. I can't wait to read the sequel.

  • Eglantine
    2019-02-03 19:30

    i really enjoyed reading the start of this book because it was kind of funny (with the drawings on the sides of the page ), But then it went all serious and... sad, didn't think it was that good after all. (i read it in french)

  • Bev
    2019-02-12 20:26

    This reminded me of the Georgia Nicholson books, although I found this one slightly less funny. I like the character of Lottie though and will probably read the next book in the series at some point. This was a quick read that I got through in a few hours.

  • Jazz
    2019-02-05 01:02

    Hilarious, funny, emotional, witty and with a truly authentic teenage voice. This book is YA brilliance, I absolutely adored it and could not put it down!

  • Emilie G. rasmussen
    2019-01-20 22:02

    Mega god bog! Jeg kan godt lide den og målgruppen er nok teenagepiger fordi man jo følger en pige ved navn Charlotte Biggs i en Social-realistisk ungdoms roman.

  • Stargirl
    2019-02-04 01:24