Around the World in 80 Days? 16 year old Felix, armed with his mother's credit card can travel much more quickly than that! A real coming of age novel for the 'noughties' - fast, funny and full of a teenage boy's preoccupation with a) guilt and b) his virginity, and with a basic plotline that is quite mad. Thoroughly recommended as deserving of cult status.
'Well Ji and Nu, this is my new friend Felix and I'm betting a pound to a penny that he's a virgin, so one of you girls could be in luck tonight.' I was like, 'What. The. Fuck?' For a start it was totally untrue and even if I was still a virgin there was no call to go saying I was to the whole fucking world. Fortunately, none of their English was up to much and they just sat there smiling, clearly not getting it.