The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
Girl vs Boy Band: The Right Track
Her mum's in the LA music industry, launching a hot British boy band. With three gorgeous boys staying in her house, Lark should be enjoying herself. Instead, she's heartsick for her old life in Tennessee, her dad, and a mum who doesn't always work late.
When Teddy Reese (school heartthrob) asks Lark to play guitar with him in the talent show, she just can't. It would mean revealing her two biggest secrets: she's a gifted singer-songwriter herself, but also suffers crippling stage-fright. Then someone steals one of Lark's songs - so surely she must uncover the theft, and reveal her talent?
The characters in this book have believable flaws beneath their beautiful exteriors, and the relationships and friendships are portrayed sensitively. Lark's growing confidence in her own voice underpins this bubble-gum story with depth.