I did meet a Boy,’ Midge snaps. ‘He has wavy brown hair, and he’s English. I met him at the Library. We had romantic picnics by the river and we kissed. A lot.’
Midge has never had a boyfriend – so she makes one up. Then she is paired for the Major Project with George, the New Boy, who doodles dragons, tucks in his shirt, has a mysterious past and an unseemly interest in secrets.
Soon Midge’s white lie turns into a web of deceit as she fabricates emails from her imaginary boyfriend, and even a MySpace page. Then one day, Midge comes face-to-face with her imaginary boyfriend in the school corridor. Tall, brown wavy hair, English accent – he’s exactly as she d described him – right down to his name.
Ben catches on quickly and rescues her from certain humiliation – kissing her in front of all her friends. He seems the answer to her prayers. A dream come true. The Perfect Boyfriend! But he turns out to be not quite perfect after all, and before long Midge finds herself in all sorts of trouble
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