The UK's annual World Book Day is coming up on March 5th, and this year, there is a really good teen flip book included in the £1 titles.
Cathy Hopkins and Jenny Valentine are responsible for the 11+ book, with one short story each (Mates Dates: the Secret Story and Ten Stations). I'm particlularly excited about Ten Stations, as it's set in the same world as Finding Violet Park, and is sure to be an excellent read.
Mates Dates: the Secret Story by Cathy Hopkins: Tony has no idea that he is about to fall for the lively, elfin Lucy. But the course of true love never did run smooth -- and reading his side of the story as well as hers is an irresistible treat. At last - what the MATES DATES fans have been waiting for! A sneak peek at the into the full story of Tony and Lucy's romance -- told from both sides!
Ten Stations by Jenny Valentine: Lucas and his sister Mercy have good intentions when they take their little brother Jed and forgetful grandad Norman on a day out in London. It's only ten stations - what could possibly go wrong? A real gem that will make you laugh and cry, featuring favourite characters from the award-winning novel Finding Violet Park.
For more information on World Book Day and the 2009 titles, visit the official site here. I can't think of a better way to spend a £1!
[If anyone's interested, I'll be giving away a couple of these books on WBD. It'll be a worldwide contest, as all you people in the US should have the chance to read Jenny Valentine - she's brilliant!]