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Treasure is thirteen years old. She is bright and well-balanced: her best friend (this week) is Rosie, her Doc Martens are in Crouch End and her school shoes are nowhere on earth. But Treasure has a problem – her mother. ‘I hate you,’ she hisses. ‘You’re so embarrassing…you spoil everything.’ Her ‘uncool’ mother lets her party until midnight; acts as her chauffeur and her fund raiser; takes her shopping for worm-like tops and dresses – but she can’t even begin to know what it is to be a teenager.

Treasure first appeared in the Guardian and has featured on Radio 4. She is now the star of a BBC TV series.