October 2015, Scholastic, 240 pages, Paperback, Review copy
Content: lots of humour
Summary from Scholastic
Big hair. Big voice. From her catwalk punk looks to her unbelieveable but actually true story, Tallia is the real Geek Girl – with amazing music! No wonder we’re shouting about her first novel based on her own lucky break. Question: why would a teenage girl want to miss the holiday of a lifetime in Hawaii? Answer: to compete in a once-in-a-lifetime UK talent show. Storm Hall is the voice of the future. She only lives to sing. But now she’s going to miss her chance at fame. For Storm, Hawaii’s island paradise is more like a private hell. Until she meets a Hawaiian band who need a singer…
Although at times Storm is reckless, mean, selfish, self-centred, and gets too used to being in the spot-light, overall the close to reality tale of how Storm became a singing sensation is fun to read. I have to say that it's her wild, mischievous younger brothers who stole the show for me. Their antics are unimaginable – they are that crazy and cause so much embarrassment for both Storm and her parents, but somehow they are cute too. The mayhem they cause mostly hinders Storm, although at one point the diversion is much needed.
Find out more on Tallia's website.