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    Lisa Jewell
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    Penguin Books Ltd (September 27, 2001)
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To my mother, Kay, and my father, Anthony, with deepest love.

To my mother, Kay, and my father, Anthony, with deepest love. But somehow, Ana, I can’t quite imagine i. .It’s hard to imagine at your age, but one day you’ll be thirty-six years old‌-it’ll happen before you know it. You won’t have any youth left to look forward to‌-it’ll be behind you and you’ll wonder where the hell it went. Don’t waste it, please. I’ve realized that I was never meant to be middle-aged.

This was the first ever Lisa Jewell book I read, many years ago now and I really loved it. I had just moved to London and this and other books in the same genre really kept me company in the big, bad scary city. The characters are wonderful and the story is both heartbreaking and funny.

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

A Friend of the Family.

Lisa Jewell is the Sunday Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including her most recent novel, the Sunday Times bestseller Watching You. She lives in London with her husband and two children. Библиографические данные.

Meet the Bird FamilyAll four children have an idyllic childhood: a picture-book cottage in a country village, a warm, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden. But one Easter weekend a tragedy strikes the Bird family that is so devastating that, almost imperceptibly, it begins to tear them apart. The years pass and the children. Now Lisa Jewell is back on the scene with her funniest novel yet. One-Hit Wonder takes you into the thrill-a-minute life of a disco diva-and the dreary life of her mousy younger sister.

I was eleven years old when you came along and thought that the world revolved around me. Everyone expected me to be so jealous of you but I loved you from the first moment I set eyes on you.

Lisa Jewell were so tiny and weak in that incubator and I thought that I would die if anything happened to you. I’d just started my periods at the time and I remember thinking how I could have been your mother. When you came home I wanted you all to myself. I thought you were mine.

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Bee Bearhorn had a number-one hit single in 1985 and was never heard of again

One Hit Wonder may refer to: One-hit wonder, a musical artist known for only one hit single. One Hit Wonder" (CSI), an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. One Hit Wonder (band), a Californian punk band.

One Hit Wonder may refer to: One-hit wonder, a musical artist known for only one hit single. One Hit Wonders (TV series), a Canadian music video program. One Hit Wonder", a song by Tracy Bonham from The Burdens of Being Upright. One Hit Wonder", a song by Everclear from So Much for the Afterglow. One Hit Wonder (novel), a novel by Lisa Jewell. One Hit Wonderland, a book by Tony Hawks.

Bee Bearhorn had a number-one-hit single in 1985 - and was never heard of again. Fifteen years later she is found dead, and nobody seems to care. Ana Wills has always daydreamed about the exotic half-sister she hasn't seen for years. When she comes to London to clear her flat, Ana begins to unravel Bee's life, and sets out to discover exactly what happened to Bee Bearhorn, the one-hit wonder...

I'm not sure what I was expecting from this book, but whatever it was, I got more. This is not your typical Brit Chic Lit. This is the story of Ana, shy, quiet, self-effacing who is sent to London by her overbearing mother to pack up the belongings of her half-sister Bee who has died suddenly. Ana barely knew her half-sister who was several years old than she, but had always imagined that her life was glamorous and fun-filled. But after arriving in London, going through Bee's things and meeting
some of Bee's friends, a different picture of Bee emerges. Ana finds that Bee's life seems to be a mystery on top of a mystery. She becomes determined to find out all she can about Bee's life and what led her to suicide. This story is beautifully told. I couldn't stop reading, although did not want the book to end. This is the one of the best books I've read in a long time.
"One-hit Wonder" by Lisa Jewell is a story of a young country woman whose life changed by an incident. That incident was the dead of her half-sister, an once famous pop singer. The young woman used to live with her unhealthy mother in the countryside. No boyfriend, no job, and being controlled by her mother, she found her life boring. Her self-esteem was very low and she was very afraid to leave home. When the shocking news of the dead of her half sister arrived, her mother ordered her to go to London to collect all her sister's stuff and come back in two days. However, when she came to London, she found out that the lifestyle in there did not rejected her like that in the small town. Also, she discovered some facts that led her to a conclusion that her siser had a secret life. With the help of her sister's best friend and butler, she finally found the secret.
After the incident, she grew up and was more confident than before. She decided to stay in London and started her career. Meanwhile, her mother became less demanding and found a companion.
The reason why I give this book 3 stars is it contains bad language. Usually, the author used some four-letter words as a part of the charaters's speech and somehow, she overused them. I felt annoyed when reading them. Moreover, the plot is guessable, which makes the story less interesting.
I was again disappointed by Lisa Jewell with One Hit Wonder. This story was a bit out there and ends so unbelievably happy and perfect, it's sickening.

The story is about a beautiful and troubled pop star named Bee, who dies young. Her agoraphobic, mentally abusive mother, and her sister she hasn't seen in over a decade. Ana, Bee's sister, goes to London to clean out the apartment of her estranged older sister. She comes in contact with her friends and tries to explain the mystery of her life and her death. It's all just way too unreal and out there
... Although there are some bits about Anna finding her self confidence via clothes and dating, this is not a typical British "shallow party chick" book. During the process of learning about her sister and her life, Anna begins to grow up and find her own independence. There are parts of the book that are formulaic, but the loneliness of her sister's life is palpable and adroit handling of the sadness of her death and life redeems the rest of the book.
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I have putting off reading this book all summer because I was not in the mood for it, what a mistake. One Hit Wonder was absolutely fantastic. It is a story of growth and understanding, finding yourself while uncovering the mystery that was your sister. This book was particularly engrossing, poignantly affecting a range of emotions (comedy, drama, romance); the moment I finished it I put it on my sister's desk for her to read. I have read all of Lisa Jewell's books and this story of Ana's search for her sister Bee and the discoveries that develop make this my easy favorite.
Really enjoy the stories composed by this author. Plan to read more of her books!
I was curious about "One-Hit Wonder" from the moment I read the one paragraph teaser months before the book was published - the unexpected death of a thirtysomething pop star leads her younger sister to figure out what happened. Once I got my hands on a copy and feverishly read it, I was sad. I was sad because books this good should never end.
Author Lisa Jewell does a lot of things well in "One-Hit Wonder." What she does best is build anticipation. As the story unfolds you are compelled to read just one more page, then one more page, and eventually it's 1:00 a.m. and you've moved past 30 pages. Lisa accomplishes this by introducing fascinating characters and throwing you in real-time into their experiences. Next, every character, setting, and experience is vividly written to a high level of realism. No matter what happens in the story - however fantastic - I kept thinking, "Yep, I can totally see this happening." Finally, the plot unfolds to perfection. At 352 pages it has plenty of time to develop. There's many people to meet, experiences to absorb, and motivations to understand. But in the end, everything falls perfectly into place.
I recommend "One-Hit Wonder" as highly as I recommend Lisa Jewell's first novel, "Ralph's Party." They are both light reading that is well written, enjoyable, and addictive until the end.
I took this out from the library and the jacket promised something that sounded infinitely more interesting that what it actually turned out to be, but by the time I discovered that, I was already drawn in, interested in finding out what happened to Bee and see what kind of transformation would occur with Ana.

It traveled along at an fair enough pace, enough to keep me entertained and interested. And then the end came. Over the top. Many of them break character. What did one reviewer say? Something about "so happy and perfect. It was sickening." Endings are a delicate thing. I've found many a good or decent or even superb book has been ruined by the ending.

This book didn't have all that much to destroy, but the ending certainly trashed what little respectability there was.