Holidays mean no school for THREE months! Rebecca’s band Hey Dollface are going to a summer camp to become total rock stars. But there’s another band, the Crack Parrots, and they’re going to be trouble. As for romance, Cass's love life is complicated, while Rebecca’s doesn’t really exist at all …
Category: Children's fiction, LGBT+, Young Adult Fiction
Issues, Bullying, School Life, Humour, Friendships, Difference, prejudice, intolerance, Visual and Performance Arts
The Real Rebecca
My name is Rebecca Rafferty, and I know that this is going to be the best summer ever.
On the plus side, holidays mean no school for three months. And my band Hey Dollface are going to a cool summer camp where we will (hopefully) learn how to become total rock stars. Which is all good, obviously.
But there are problems too. There are summer exams, a band of mean boys out to spoil our fun, my friend Cass’s love life is complicated and my own love life just doesn’t really exist at all ...
The third installment of the award-winning series about Rebecca Rafferty.
Anna Carey has built up a loyal fan base of young teens who have fallen in love with Rebecca’s wit and adolescent high jinks
reflect adolescent experiences in a realistic and illuminating way
charming, uplifting story for young teenagers
Carey hits the mark in terms of finding an authentic teenage voice
Carey presents Rebecca as a very positive role model for young readers
a warm, cheerful, and well-paced book
we need a fourth instalment to see if romance will blossom between Rebecca and Sam!
a writer in tune with today’s young Irish
an attractive lightness of touch … sharply entertaining
it is difficult to handle such young teenage themes without being patronising or pompous, but Carey admirably avoids both temptations, resulting in a novel refreshing not just in its good-natured humour – there are some delightfully sly and mischievous one-liners - but also in its unsentimental endorsement of youthful dreams and aspirations
the pages in Carey’s novel in which her young lesbian character announces her coming out to her friends and in which they give their reactions are superbly written: tone is everything, and it could not be better handled than it is here
perfect for holiday reading
a bright and breezy read featuring some inventive songs and a main character who isn’t a total drip and doesn’t need a man to make her relevant
a gentle introduction to feminism
a hilarious new book, perfect for the summer. Cleverly written, witty and smart
a must read
Rebecca Rafferty … is something of a Books for Keeps favourite
Once again, author Anna Carey delivers another lively dose of teen fiction, that feels true throughout and entertains from the first page to the last
It’s honest, real, touching, a terrific piece of writing
the book ends with the stage set for a further adventure which promises to be equally entertaining. Rock on, Rebecca!
full of real feel-good fun, a touch of romance and is a wonderfully accurate reflection on girly teen life. Young teens and older ones too will love it
charming, uplifting story
in chatty diary style, the third Rebecca title from Dublin’s Anna Carey will please early teen fans of the likes of Sarah Webb and Cathy Cassidy
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