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Winner of the Young Minds Book Prize 2009. Chris Higgins’ writing rivals the likes of Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson. She’s an author truly in tune with the teen psyche. This is her fourth novel and she gets better and better with each new storyline. The characterisation is spot on and the situations so ‘real world’.
There’s plenty for late tweens/early teens to get their teeth into, both with this one and her other bestsellers - Love Ya Babe, It's a 50-50 Thing, Pride and Penalties, and her debut 32 C, That's Me.
Eva wants to be the best, just like her sister Amber. Now she's queen of the gymnastics club, the girl everyone envies. Her life seems perfect. But her hard work comes at a price. When new girl Patty joins the club, Eva's plans start to unravel and secrets that have long been hidden threaten to surface...
‘Higgins packs a lot into an easily-read book, taking the issues seriously but presenting them with a welcome lightness of touch.’ - Books for Keeps
|Publication date:||16th October 2008|
|Publisher:||Hachette Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Chris Higgins was born and brought up in South Wales. She now lives in Cornwall with her husband, 4 children, a sheepdog, a rabbit and a goldfish that is very old – well over 20 in fact! For many years she worked as a Secondary school teacher in English and Drama. Chris loves theatre and between writing helps at the Minack, the open-air theatre on the cliffs near Lands End. Chris also loves to travel and is a great believer in taking control of your own life and making the most of your opportunities. Like her first novel, 32C, That’s ...More About Chris Higgins