'Fat and frumpy' Amanda has to contend with bullying on a daily basis, from the 'ice-cold and calculating' Cassandra and her gang. She is frightened, lonely, depressed and suffers from low self-esteem. She has no one she can share her problems with except for her imaginary friend who she calls 'H'.
However, Amanda has a secret. With this, is she able to achieve her ambition?
Read 12 year old Amanda's empowering diary and follow her journey from 'poor little rich girl' to realising her dreams.
Also available from www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0646925504
and, in Australia, from the Store page on this site.
'Beautifully written, this is an inspiring story that any teenage girl would love to read - and should.'
Claire Orange, Children's Mental Health Specialist and Author
THE DAISY CHAIN
The Daisy Chain was officially launched on Friday, 16th June at the Zig Zag Gallery in the Zig Zag Cultural Centre, Kalamunda, WA
If you have read 'Dear H', you will not want to miss reading the sequel, 'The Daisy Chain'.
Amanda is now a vocal student at St Celia's Academy of Music. She is still writing in her diary to 'H' and sharing her intimate thoughts and feelings with her imaginary friend. She is determined to set up an anti-bullying group called the Daisy Chain.
The reader is introduced to old and new characters in this book. Who are Immie and Simon and why does Gillie play such an important role in the formation of the Daisy Chain group? Why does Tilly have to leave the Academy? What was Cassandra's dreadful downfall? Is there a reason for Jessica's behaviour?
Amanda chronicles it and much more in 'The Daisy Chain'.
Also available from www.amazon.co.uk and from the Store on this site.
'I loved that Diane kept the narrative real and true to the ramifications of bullying. Is it always comfortable reading? No - but that's why this wonderful novel should be on the reading list for all young teens.'
Full review by Claire Orange, Children's Mental Health Specialist and Author, can be read on the Review Page on this site. June 2017
'I would recommend this novel for young teenage girls and their parents. It is a novel which should be found in every school library.' Jenette Graham, Former Teacher/Librarian June 2017