A brilliant new comedy drama from Jean Ure, all about the ups and downs of seeking fame.
Carmen is in Year 9 and has serious ambitions to be a rock star. She has a great voice, has taught herself to play the guitar, and with one of her best friends, Josh, actually writes her own songs. The school is having a Top Spot contest for would-be pop stars, and Carmen eagerly puts her name on the list. But when Carmen hears a spiteful girl at her school make comments about her weight, she bunks off school and swears she is never going back...
Praise for Hunky Dory
"More infectious humour from Jean Ure."
Waterstone's Books Quarterly
Praise for Gone Missing
"Fans of Jean Ure and new readers alike will love this fast-paced, action driven new novel." INIS
"Heartwarming stuff." CY Magazine
`Jean Ure does that girl thing like no one else.' Graham Marks, Publishing News
Praise for Passion Flower:
`A funny and realistic read - we loved it.' Mizz
Praise for Pumpkin Pie:
`The heroine I've been waiting for.' Times
Praise for Shrinking Violet:
`Grown-ups love Bridget Jones' Diary, but youngsters will adore Violet Alexander's.' Liverpool Echo
`Excellent for any nine-up and will almost certainly lead to an addiction to Ure.' Observer
Praise for Becky Bananas:
`The writing transcends any trace of heaviness.'
Praise for Fruit and Nutcase:
`Jean Ure never puts a foot wrong.' Daily Telegraph
Praise for The Secret Life of Sally Tomato:
`Rhymes, sauciness, letters, irony, comedy, comic characters... a proper little turn-on for boys. A must-buy book.' Books for Keeps
Jean Ure was born in Surrey and, when growing up, knew that she was going to be a writer or a ballet dancer. She began writing when she was six years old and had her first book published while she was still at school. Jean is a vegan and animal lover. She lives with her husband, seven dogs and four cats in a 300 year old house in Croydon.