Nonsense words and stupid pictures 11/02/20
The Lost Diary of Sami Star
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Hannah’s parents seem to have forgotten her, preoccupied by current quarrels with her older sister. School isn’t much better – Hannah’s noticing a rift with her two so-called best friends, who seem wholly concerned with boys and whether other people are wearing the 'right' jeans. Then she finds a journal in the park. Hannah is fascinated by its creator, Sami, whose quirky photos and drawings appear in the diary.
Sami seems really cool, but kind of sad. Hannah decides to try and find her and return the diary – but who is she? Can Hannah unpick the clues in the diary to find her?
A short and accessible story about the challenges of teen life, family relationships and friendship. Acknowledging common problems of anxiety and the pressure to conform, it’s a perfect read for anyone who likes real-life stories with a touch of mystery. It also has a dyslexia-friendly layout, font and paper.