Allen & Unwin
Popstar fans who enjoyed the first instalment of this series will love this one even more. The Brit boys are back in California ready to rock and roll with their band Abbey Road. Following the departure of Aiden, who was just not the team player, Lark’s crush Teddy has been installed as the third member. However, this is not without some issues as Teddy is not just focused on his music but really wants to do well in school. Stylists, choreographers, publicity and the impending tour all impact on this. Lark feels for him – as the other boys are all for it, being a little older and not quite as academically minded.
Lark’s own songwriting and performing step up as she gains in confidence. Certainly her flying visit to Nashville to see her dad help with this as she is a special guest of Holly Rose and is able to share the stage at the Grand Ole Opry – plus helps out the famous Hatfields with a song lyric, reaping some useful kudos and royalties along with it.
Continuing on with the themes of loyalty, friendship, self-belief and the usual teenage anxieties, Harmony Jones presents a sweet and wholesome fun read for ‘tweens’ who are not quite ready for more mature reads.
This will definitely satisfy some readers who are fascinated with their music and their pop idols.
Recommended for girls from around ten years up.