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A welcome return of the large, artistic and somewhat chaotic Gadsby family as they are charmingly and wittily observed by Bluebell Gadsby on video and in her diary. This time Bluebell turns her attention to falling in love. While Bluebell dithers over whether she is or isn’t going out with Jake, Flora falls head over heels in love with Zach and even Twig seems to be interested in a girlfriend. Meanwhile Jas is becoming a budding poet and Mum and Dad have a very big secret of their own. Natasha Farrant is exceptional at capturing the details of family life and the swirling emotions that surround them.
Just when Bluebell thought her crazy family were behaving normally, her parents make an announcement that could turn everything upside down. If only Zoran, their au pair, would come back to live with them. Unfortunately he's too busy teaching guitar to his new protege, Zachary Smith. Blue is jealous at first, until Zach starts helping her little sister with a secret project and becomes a regular visitor at the Gadsby house. Then Zach goes missing. Blue needs her family to pull together if they're going to find him...
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|Publication date:||5th June 2014|
|Publisher:||Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Natasha Farrant has worked in children’s publishing for almost twenty years, running her own literary scouting agency for the past ten. She is the author of the Carnegie longlisted and Branford Boase shortlisted YA historical novel The Things We Did For Love, as well as two successful adult novels. She grew up in London where she still lives with her husband, their two daughters and a large tortoiseshell cat. She is the eldest of four siblings and has never dyed her hair pink. Photo credit © Sam Armstrong.More About Natasha Farrant
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