Saturday, 2 July 2011

Heart Magazine: A Dream Come True by Cindy Jefferies

1st July 2011, Usborne 
192 pages, Paperback
Review copy 

Children's, 7+ 

Work experience, fashions industry, revenge, deception, being a scapegoat, family ties, friends helping each other, over-confidence, some humour 

Summary from Usborne
For wannabe journalist, Ellie, getting to do work experience at her favourite teen magazine, Heart, is fantastic. She's going to be part of the glamorous world of celebrity pages, fashion shoots and gossip columns. But Ellie soon finds out that she's got a jealous rival who's determined to turn her dream job into a nightmare...

Nayuleska's reasons for loving Ellie...even when times are tough and she is unfairly accused, she stays strong and seeks out the truth. 

Is there another character who deserves a special mention? Sophie provides a friendly shoulder for Ellie to cry on, and plays a vital role in solving the mystery. 

How evil/nasty is the enemy? Nasty enough to jeopardise the magazine's reputation, and place the blame on Ellie. 

Are there plenty of plot twists and surprises? The twists are realistic for working environment. 

One of my favourite parts was...when the water machine leaked - that happened the other week at my work! (Well, it was leaking - it was the coffee machine which created a swamp of sodden carpet in the coffee area a month ago)

I give this 8/10

Be sure to check out all of Cindy's books on her website. 

Suggested reads
Other books by Cindy include Fame School - try Trick or Treat

For a heart-warming fashion tale, check out Threads by Sophia Bennett


Luisa at Chicklish said...

I love the sound of this book! Thanks for a great review.

Nayuleska said...

It's a fun read :) & thank you!