London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 06, 2009 -- Relocating to a foreign country is a hard feat at any point in life let alone when you are a teenager. Annie Le Voguer writes about her adaptation to a new life, leaving all that was familiar behind her.
Annie, who initially wanted to be a journalist, now works in health and safety, and as the book states she has been writing since childhood. Having had a chance to break away from children and work commitments she has finally been able to write a complete book. Teenager en Provence is Annie's first contribution to the literary world, one we should hope will not be her last.
This is a beautifully written tale that any young girl or woman can relate to. After dreading the return of every summer as she holidayed in the South of France with her parents and her ever so annoying brother, Annie is told at the age of 15 that her worst nightmare has actually come true when they move to live in France. Like any teenager Annie is dismayed to be leaving her friends and what she knows to be civilisation to live in a sheep shed, but she soon finds that life in the Provence is not so bad and that it can be even more exciting.
Annie finds she can get up to all sorts of mischief as she discovers a new world in Cannes along with a new set of teenagers from all over the world. Despite having to move once again Annie learns to adapt whilst even learning to get along with her brother. Annie writes from her point of view as a young woman, making this an amusing account as it clearly highlights the trivial woes of a teenager and what she felt to be an injustice.
A clever memoir about the ups and downs of family life.