Fame Thing

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.

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