Wild Reading 06/07/20
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
George and her best friend Nick are mad about football, so when teen 'bad boy', footballing sensation Dean Johnson, moves into a huge house in their quiet village, they are very excited.
When Dean seems keen to befriend them, they are thrilled but a bit confused as he doesn't seem at all like his media image - until a photo-shoot arranged by his agent seems to reveal an ugly truth.
Presented in a 'super readable' format for maximum accessibility, this deceptively simple story about media manipulation and fame is funny, intelligent and revealing. The text is complemented by plentiful, pen and ink 'doodle-style' illustrations.