Emma has written two AMAZING books (Dream On, Amber and Dara Palmer's Major Drama) which are most funny and dramatic:
DREAM ON, AMBER
Amber is half-Italian, half-Japanese, absolutely tiny and starting 'big school'. How WILL she cope? But on top of all her problems there, there is another half to her. Her father is gone, and never coming back. So Amber tries to dream up a pretend dad there to guide her through all her problems with friends, school, family and help to find Amber's inner warrior.
This is the sort of book that may strike you as a heartfelt and sad tale. On the complete opposite scale, this book is actually really funny, casual and laidback. There are some really sad moments, but actually its a happy book that is guaranteed to make you laugh, I really couldn't put it down!
DARA PALMER'S MAJOR DRAMA
This book again is really funny, realistic, detailed, dramatic yet still warming in places. I absolutely bond with all the characters (hate some, love some) and think that the plot is definitely going to be relatable to lots of people. I dare you to read this and not fall in love with Dara! The idea is sad, yet hilarious and you can picture all the scenes in your head. Again, a key to laughter!
Overall, I LOVE Emma Shevah, and both her books - I can't wait for her to write a 3rd one! I would recommend both books to girls aged 8 - 11, and if you've read one and enjoyed it, then READ THE OTHER!
Thanks to Waterstones for sending me Dream On, Amber and to Chicken House for sending me Dara Palmer's Major Drama to review, I LOVED them!
Dara Palmer's Major Drama out 6th August 2015