A fabulous story by Jean Ure, a must for any girl’s collection! At Parkfield High no one would have thought nerdy Ruth and super-cool Shayanne would be friends – but maybe there’s more to Shayanne than meets the eye.
Ruth is not enjoying her new school. Things were fine at her junior school, but here at Parkfield High, if you’re not in a gang you’re no one. Even her old mates don’t want to know her any more and the bullies are making her life a misery.
Enter Shayanne, the new girl. Shayanne is cool, collected and doesn’t give a stuff about any silly gangs. Ruth is astonished and delighted when Shay pals up with her. The bullies leave her alone and it’s great to have a special friend again. But is the supercool Shay as together as she thinks, and why has she been excluded from two other schools?
‘A funny and realistic read – we loved it.’ Mizz
‘Pumpkin Pie has the heroine I've been waiting for.' Times
Grown-ups love Bridget Jones’ diary, but youngsters will adore Violet Alexander’s.
…the story is timeless, the descriptions of the girls and their relationship spot on and it does a great job of selling the empowering nature of language and story.
Books for Keeps
Excellent for any nine-up and will almost certainly lead to an addiction to Ure.
‘The writing transcends any trace of heaviness.’
Fruit and Nutcase
‘Jean Ure never puts a foot wrong.’
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
About the author
Jean Ure was born in Surrey and wrote her first novel when she was six years old. She spent her teenage years writing and had her first book published when she was sixteen.
Jean lives in a three-hundred-year-old house in the centre of Croydon with her husband and their family of rescued dogs and cats.