By: Eliza Henry Jones
Genre: YFN - Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: HarperCollins Publishers
Published: 23 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9781460754955


From the author of P is for Pearl comes a heart-warming book about family, friendship and what home can mean. Stella may only be seventeen, but having read every self-help book she can find means she knows a thing or two about helping people. She sure wasn't expecting to be the one in need of help, though.

Thanks to her father's gambling addiction, Stella and her family now find themselves living at Fairyland Caravan Park. And hiding this truth from her friends is hard enough without dealing with another secret. Stella's birth mother has sent her a letter. As Stella deals with the chaos of her family, she must also confront the secrets and past of her 'other' family. But Stella is stronger than she realises.

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Seventeen-year-old Stella considers herself an expert in self-help - she knows exactly how to find her inner goddess - mostly because of all the self-help books that she has devoured. This inspiration often leads to Stella trying to help everyone, even those that are perfectly fine in their own life!

Stella’s world is turned around when her family move into the dodgy ‘Fairyland’ caravan park because of her Dad’s gambling addiction. But when Stella uncovers letters from her birth mother will this lead to even more life changing events?

On top of all this, the last thing she needs is her life long best friend Clem to stop talking to her, but they have both start acting weird to each other. Maybe Stella will need all that self-help knowledge after all...

Very well written with adorable characters and themes of families in all their forms, friends, addiction and finding your home in a mixed up world, this book will be loved by readers, and will appeal mostly to girls aged 14 and older.

Reviewed by Rob

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