White Lies, Black Dare

Joanna Nadin

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

9780349124537
272
Synopsis

From the author of JOE ALL ALONE - a BAFTA winning and Emmy nominated CBBC series.

A compelling story for 10+ readers about falling in with the wrong crowd, and standing up for what you believe in.

How far would you go to fit in?

When I think of all the people I ever wanted to be, I'm pretty sure this isn't one of them...

Asha Wright has it all - a barrister mum, a place at a private school, and big dreams of a life where she's a real Somebody. But when her mum gets cancer, Asha's fairytale fades and she finds herself back in Peckham, at a tough new school with new teachers, new kids . . . and Angel Jones, queen bee.

Angel is everything Asha wants to be - beautiful, brash and, above all, brave. But being one of the gang comes at a cost, and Asha is forced to play a dangerous game of Truth or Dare. Where will it end?

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This is an insightful, gripping, character-driven novel about peer pressure and the conflict between wanting to fit in and standing up for yourself ... As the novel builds to a tense, emotional climax, you'll be on the edge of your seat willing Asha to do the right thing.

Joanne Owen LoveReading4Kids