The Secrets Club: Alice in the Spotlight

(51 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Puffin Books

Review

Starting secondary school at Riverside Academy, Alice feels she has a lot to worry about. Will anyone at her new school speak to her? Will she be able to keep up with the work? Will she get picked for any school sports teams? And most importantly, will she make any friends?

Luckily, she soon gets to know three of her new classmates - Tash, Dani and Lissa - and the girls band together to form a gang of four, who promise to tell each other all their secrets. The only problem is that Alice has a secret that she's not ready to share with the others. What will her new friends think when they discover the truth about Alice's older sister Nikki?

The first book in Chris Higgins' Secrets Club series, Alice in the Spotlight is a lively, warm and entertaining story about friends, family and the ups and downs of school life. Touching on some interesting issues from celebrity culture to ethical fashion, this is an engaging, easy to read but nonetheless thought-provoking story that will especially appeal to girls.

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