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Jules is passionate about acting and has been given the chance to star as the lead role in the play, Northern Lights. But at home, her life is not so happy. Her family starts to disintegrate after her father suddenly and unexpectedly leaves home. What exactly is Jules' relationship to her flamboyant actor uncle? And what terrible secret is her mother hiding? This is a moving and powerful story of one girl's search for her own identity, deftly contrasted with the glamour and excitement of the theatre.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 16mm | 164g
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 055257113X
  • 9780552571135

About Lee Weatherly

The daughter of a psychiatrist and a drama teacher, Lee Weatherly grew up in Arkanasas, USA. She is a writer of children's and teenage fiction, and lives with her husband in Hampshire, England. She also runs a small writing consultancy called Flying Frog, as well as workshop programmes for new writers.
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Jules is OK. Life is going on as usual. She's passing notes to her best friend, Marty, in boring lessons at school. Ignoring the repulsive Adrian Benton. And maybe things are looking up - she's about to audition for the main part in the play of Northern Lights.

But then her world explodes. Her perfect dad suddenly leaves home and doesn't want to talk to her any more. And strange photographers start leaping out from behind bushes and taking her photo. And everyone knows who she is.


A gripping and moving tale of a family torn apart and the power of the press.
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288 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
5 15% (42)
4 32% (92)
3 39% (112)
2 11% (31)
1 4% (11)
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