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March 2012 Book of the Month.
We suspect this may well be Sophia Bennett's break-out novel. Her previous ones have done immensely well but this novel for teenagers is blisteringly good. It's the story of two sisters whose world falls apart just as for one of them fame is there for the taking. It will make you laugh and cry by turns and it's not to be missed.
And a message from Barry Cunningham, Sophia Bennett's Publisher: I have sisters. one sadly died, the other was my idea of a catwalk queen:sixties mini skirts, Mary Quant make-up and Biba accessories. I watched them live lives similar to the girls in this story of what looks good, how people judge looks, buy and sell looks and what really matters in the end.
The Look is brilliant, funny and moving, and I'll admit I did cry out loud in the end. I think this is Sophia Bennett's best book yet; take a look, I'm sure you'll agree!
Click here to read a letter from Sophia Bennett about why she wrote The Look.
When Ted is spotted by a model agency, she can't believe it. At the same time her gorgeous sister, Ava, is diagnosed with cancer. With her world turned upside down, Ted has a lot of growing up to do, some of it in five-inch platforms. Can she be a supermodel and a super sister? Or will she have to choose between fame and family?
Watch Sophia Bennett reading from The Look in this video:
Scroll down this page or visit Sophia's author page to see a brand new video interview with Sophia, talking about The Look and Threads.
'Sophia Bennett has once again conjured up a beautifully glamorous masterpiece, full of dreams, hopes and heartbreak. And yes, it does live up to the bright pink page edges!' - Chicklish
'A really, really, really good book.' - Ciclovesbooks blog
‘Have just read THE LOOK ... one word, BRILLIANT. A difficult topic, sensitively handled’. - Cathy Cassidy
Praise for Threads:
‘From page one, no girl will be able to put it down.’ - Meg Cabot
‘Girls will love it.’ - Jacqueline Wilson
‘Elegant and funny, and has real narrative verve.’ - David Almond
|Publication date:||1st March 2012|
|Publisher:||Chicken House Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
Sophia Bennett’s debut novel, Threads, won The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition in 2009. She has since published six further teen novels, including The Look and Love Song. Sophia has been called “the queen of teen dreams” by journalist Amanda Craig, for her exploration of the worlds of fashion, art and music. Her books have sold internationally to over 16 countries. Sophia lives with her family in Wandsworth, south west London Watch an interview with Sophia in this video:More About Sophia Bennett