Monday, 28 December 2009

Girl, Aloud - Emily Gale

Girl, Aloud - Emily Gale

Pages: 276
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.

Sophie

6 comments:

  1. I loved reading your review! I agree that the dream conversations with Simon Cowell were brilliant.

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  2. This sounds really funny. Definitely not my type of read but none the less it still sounds great.

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  3. Great review! I loved this one too, such a fun but serious book!

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  4. I recently won this and I cannot wait to read it!!! All I need is some free time, heh.

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  5. WOW, It sounds like a hilarious book. :)
    Conversations with SIMON... LOL

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  6. Good review. It doesn't sound like my type of book, but it seems cute.

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