We are the Willoughby sisters and we have a story to share with you about one of the most important things in the world - friendship.
On the first day of term at L'Etoile, School for Stars, twins Maria and Molly Fitzfoster meet Pippa Burrows who's won a song-writing scholarship to the school. The talented trio share the same dreams of super-stardom and become best friends. But will their friendship stand up against Lucifette Marciano's plans to wreck their chances and claim fame for herself?
Love from Holly and Kelly Willoughby x
Holly Willoughby lives in London with her husband and children. She is best known for presenting prime-time television shows: SURPRISE, SURPRISE (average 4.6 million viewers) THE VOICE (average 9.2 million viewers) and THIS MORNING (average 1.5 - 2 million viewers daily). She won a Children's BAFTA AWARD FOR BEST PRESENTER in 2006. Kelly Willoughby lives in Middlesex with her husband and daughter. Holly and Kelly are writing the School for Stars series together. These are their first children's books.
I found this book fantastic, with so many tales of friendship, betrayal, loyalty and talent all woven into this beautifully written book. From the first word, I could see it happening like a 3D film, and the characters are so life-like.
This is a book that should be read from age 9 up. * THE GUARDIAN reader review * It embraces the retroness of Enid Blyton's Mallory Towers while combining it with the magicality of Vivian French's Tiara Club series and the sassiness of the St Trinians's Girls...The writing captures your imagination and whisks you off in style. * VIVIENNE SERENDIPITY REVIEWS * The writing style and narrative are perfect for youngsters, addressing the readers as 'story seekers' and adding little notes about the characters to keep children up to date with the story throughout. * Emily Pawson, STOUR BRIDGE NEWS * It's the dream school of every girl who's ever sung into a hairbrush, and the plot culminates satisfyingly in a star-studded Christmas gala. * Diana Gomez, YOU MAGAZINE * With strong themes of friendship in the face of adversity and standing up for what's right, no matter what, School for Stars has constructive lessons presented in relatable fashion for all manner of young girls. * THE JOURNAL (NEWCASTLE) * a cracking good read that girls over eight (and quite possibly their mums) are going to devour. * Natasha Harding, THE SUN * With likable heroines, beastly baddies and a jolly good plot, this is a delightfully appealing debut book. * HELLO *