Tuesday, 1 February 2011

It’s a Girl Thing

It’s a Girl Thing by Sue Lawson (black dog books)
PB RRP $7.99
ISBN 978-1-74203-167-5
Reviewed by Vicki Stanton

What a fantastic read for newly independent readers! No wonder black dog books is re-issuing the Diva series. In this, the first book of eight, Sue Lawson has written a fast-paced, fun and entertaining read about Mickey Farrell who dreams of becoming a singing star and when she spots the ad to enter the Dream Diva singing competition she jumps at the chance. Mickey confronts nerves and less than friendly competition from some other prospective divas with humour and good grace.

Told in first person, present tense, the reader sees the world through Mickey’s eyes. Lawson’s economical style is perfect for younger or reluctant readers. It’s a Girl Thing is a cut above many other titles for this audience with its well-written prose and commitment to providing the full picture in a simple manner. With its pink sparkly cover, this great value book will appeal to younger girls and all budding singing stars!

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