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Accidental Superstar

Written by Marianne Levy

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Music runs in Katie Cox’s family. Her dad’s a session musician, now based in California after divorcing Katie’s mum. Her sister Amanda plays bass, while Katie’s a talented songwriter with a flair for penning ingeniously comic lyrics, a personal highlight being the hilarious ‘Cake Boyfriend’ (“And when he’s gone/It won’t much matter/You can bake me another/From the leftover batter”). And then there’s Ade (aka Nose Hairs), her mum’s new boyfriend, who runs a record shop and used to be in a band that almost made it to the big-time. Katie isn’t best pleased when her mum and Ade move them to a mouse-infested house where “the loo flushes with hot water (two words: poo soup)”, but her life takes a crazy turn when a video of her song 'Just Me’ goes viral. Within a few days it’s notched up a million hits and Katie becomes quite a celeb, doing press conferences and even getting invited to It Girl Savannah’s party.

Recognising her talent, Ade introduces Katie to Tony Topper, his former bandmate who's now CEO of a record label, and she’s offered a deal on the spot. But while Katie’s musical star seems to be rising, reality is far from stellar. Ade's shop is about to go bust, Tony Topper might just have an ulterior motive, and Katie’s relationship with her best friend is under serious strain. The gripping, heartfelt conclusion sees Katie stepping-up for the performance of her life, to put things right for the people she loves.

Offering a fresh take on the rags-to-riches archetype, this highly entertaining novel is laden with laughs and touching insights into friendship and family life. ~ Joanne Owen

Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews here.

  • Humaira Kauser, age 17 - 'This book is properly funny! I could not put it down! Not only did I love and adore this book, I laughed and cringed so hard and begged for more.'
  • Sophia - 'What an amazing story! I loved it!'
  • Destiny Maraj, age 14 - 'Accidental Superstar was a witty novel with a surreal plot! I loved all the characters and how they were portrayed.'
  • Rebekah Marsh, age 13 - 'Accidental Superstar is a journey through the detrimental experiences of a true friendship, Katie juggles her friendship issues with a blossoming music career that also has its problems.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'The story was very good, I think a lot of people who use social media regularly will understand the ups and downs of putting yourself on the Internet and the author put that across very well.'
  • Ms Ryan - 'A wonderful and entertaining tale about finding out what is really important in life.'

Synopsis

Accidental Superstar by Marianne Levy

If I'd known that two million people were going to be watching, I'd probably have done a bit of tidying up.

Katie Cox is used to going unnoticed - by her mum, her dad, even her best friend. But when a video of her singing in her bedroom goes viral, she becomes a superstar overnight. As the views skyrocket and a recording contract beckons, the real world starts to feel very far away. And now Katie's riding high on her newfound fame. But the higher she goes, the further there is to fall ...Accidental Superstar by Marianne Levy is the first in a hilarious series about a girl who accidentally finds fame singing online.

About the Author

Marianne Levy

Marianne Levy spent her twenties as an actor. She was in various TV shows, did some comedy on Radio 4 and made a brief appearance in the film Ali G Indahouse, where she managed to forget both her lines. She then worked as a continuity announcer for Living TV, introducing, and getting obsessed with, America's Next Top Model. She's been the voice of a leading brand of make-up, a shopping centre and a yogurt. Marianne is the author of the Ellie May young fiction series for Egmont and a regular contributor to the Independent on Sunday. She lives in London with husband, daughter and a bad-tempered cat. Face the Music is her second novel for Macmillan.

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Paperback
352 pages

Author

Marianne Levy
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Author's Website

www.mariannelevy.com/

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

27th July 2017

ISBN

9781509865819

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