Sweetness and Lies by Karen Mccombie

Sweetness and Lies

Written by Karen Mccombie
Illustrated by Jessica Secheret

11+ readers   9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   
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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Brilliantly observed, this is a thoughtful story about truth and friendship. Tilly’s thrilled by her new friendship with Mia; she is chatty and funny and soon the two of them are Best Friends Forever – Already – even though they are only newly met, as new girls as Beech Cliff School. But when Amber Sweet arrives Tilly wants to be friends with her too. Why is Mia so mean about Amber? And who is telling the truth? Tilly finds she has a lot to learn about people as she sorts out new life in secondary school. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

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Sweetness and Lies by Karen Mccombie

A warm and witty tale for pre-teens from Karen McCombie. Tilly has just started at her new secondary schooland she's the luckiest girl in the world - she's found Mia, her new Best Friend Forever already! When Amber joins their class a few days later, Tilly thinks she might have found another friend, but Mia starts to act a little oddly - she says that Amber is a total liar. Who should Tilly believe? Heartfelt, girl-friendly title that is perfect for tweens.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

About the Author

Karen Mccombie

Karen McCombie has written over 80 books full of endearing characters and quirky humour; her series Ally’s World has sold over 200,000 copies. Born in Scotland, Karen now lives in north London. Karen loves her job, but is a complete fidget. She regularly packs up her laptop and leaves Office Number 1 (her weeny back bedroom) and has a brisk walk to Office Number 2 (the local garden centre café). Read more about the author here.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 8 to 10 years


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Publication date

4th June 2015




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