Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco

Publisher: Little Brown Books for Younger Readers


Emily Sparkes is convinced she's being forced to endure far more than the average 11- year-old. Her parents have become zombies, following the birth of a new baby; her best friend has moved to Wales; potential best-friend replacement, Zuzanna, didn't invite Emily to her party and is now Emily's sworn enemy; alone, her only comfort is fruit. 

When glamorous new girl, Chloe Clarke, arrives, competition for her friendship is fierce. Emily otherwise faces the unthinkable: a class trip to Tudor Times Time-Travel partnered with Gross-Out Gavin  - followed by a life of shame…

Encompassing pensioner street talk and Tudor Pottage, this genuinely funny novel about the emotional highs and lows of friendships, school and family life, introduces a witty, determined, wryly self-aware heroine. More please! 

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