Publisher Description

Jazmine Crawford doesn’t make decisions. She doesn’t make choices. She doesn’t make friends. Jazmine Crawford only wants one thing: to be invisible. For Jazmine, it’s a lot easier to take out her hearing aid and drift along pretending that nothing’s wrong than it is to admit that she’s heartbroken about her dad dying. She’s been drifting and ignoring her over-worried mum for four years now.
When bad girl Shalini and her mates adopt Jazmine, she quickly finds herself involved in more than she can handle. Sitting in disgrace in the principal’s office, Jazmine is offered a choice: help drama teacher Miss Fraser in the upcoming production of The Secret Garden or face a four week suspension.
It’s Miss Fraser who clinches the decision. “I believe in you Jazmine,” she says. “I know you can do this.” And Jazmine, terrified, disbelieving and elated all at the same time, joins the play.
For a while it’s all good. Drama star and chocolate lover Liam is friendly and Jazmine realises that making friends, talking to her mother and feeling her emotions isn’t as scary as she thought. In a final happy twist of fate, acting diva Angela quits the play and with only a week to go, Miss Fraser asks Jazmine to take on the main role of Mary.
But then Shalini returns from her suspension. She’s out for payback, and she has just the ammunition she needs to force Jazmine to quit the play and go back to her old ways.
Will Jazmine be confident enough to stand up for herself against Shalini? Will Liam still like her if he finds out who she really is? And does she have the strength to face the truth about her father’s suicide?

Young Adult
January 17
Cecily Anne Paterson

Customer Reviews

Chazbag10 ,


What a great read, aimed at older kids but also resonates with adults, we were all young once! The central character is a young girl struggling with the loss of her father and teetering on the brink of adolescence. In jasmine the author has created a sympathetic and compelling character without being overly sentimental. I really wanted to know what happened next and cheered her on through every triumph. Will definitely recommend to my own thirteen year old and anyone else who appreciates a good read. Would have paid for this book and would love to buy a hard copy if available.

essex class ,


Just finished this book which I really enjoyed I couldn’t put it down I downloaded it on my I pad and so pleased I did well done excellent

Fin bin 3 ,


Couldn’t put it down, great read

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