Publisher: Chicken House
Release Date: 7th December 2009
This is serious.
This is big.
Dad has finally lost it.
He’s entered me for The X Factor.
This would be less of a crisis if:
1. I could sing.
2. Any tiny bit of me wanted to be a star.
3. I hadn’t lost my two best friends over a boy in brown boots.
Inside I’m screaming, I just wannabe…me!
Girl, Aloud is the story of a girl finding her voice that’s at once painfully embarrassing and incredibly sad.
Emily Gale wrote a brilliant cast of characters in Girl, Aloud. Kass is strong, funny, and even though nothing ever goes right for her, I didn’t want to pity her. I felt that she would work things out. Raff is funny and strange, like all little brothers, and even a little sweet. And Char and Izzy are great friends with distinctive character traits that set them apart.
One of the elements of Girl, Aloud that I really enjoyed was Kass’s dream conversations with Simon Cowell. They were really brilliant. I loved the way that they argued and it made Kass realise things about herself. I’d never be able to talk to Simon Cowell, though: he scares me a little!
After such a great debut, I’m really looking forward to reading what Emily Gale writes next.