Zara : Not all friends are quite what they seem . . .

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Zara and Ella were both two weeks late for the start of the school year. Ever since then they've been best friends. They're always fooling around finding out the star signs of boys they fancy, reading out their horoscopes and playing games to discover the initial of the boy they're going to marry - just things to pass the time and take their minds off exams and tests. Ella's never really taken it all very seriously, but then Zara starts to act a bit differently - dressing like a Goth and experimenting with her new-found spiritual side and psychic powers in order to get them noticed by the popular crowd in their class and earn them both a bit of kudos. But little does Ella know how far Zara is really prepared to go - even betraying their friendship - to get the attention she clearly seeks. Mary Hooper writes with haunting accuracy about the manipulative mind games and power struggles that go on within groups of friends at school. Zara is a brilliantly observed account of school life for teenage girls as well as being a book that one simply burns through - pacy, juicy and lively writing about issues that horrify and fascinate and resonate all at once.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 160g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747575630
  • 9780747575634

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Praise for other titles by Mary Hooper 'Mary Hooper is another writer to watch and HOLLY is one of her best novels yet' Review of Holly, Independent ' A story every teenager can empathise with, well written and convincing throughout' Review of Megan, Independent 'Teenage girls will love it' Review of Megan, Observer
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About Mary Hooper

Mary Hooper is a hugely popular writer for young adults. Mary is very much in demand for her events at literary festivals and schools. She lives in Eversley Cross, Hampshire. Mary was the winner of the North East Book Award with Megan.
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60 ratings
2.98 out of 5 stars
5 10% (6)
4 15% (9)
3 43% (26)
2 27% (16)
1 5% (3)
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