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I bought it!
Previously read by the same author:
Sasha, Jodie, Nell and Rose never expected to be famous. They didn’t want to be. In fact, they wanted to keep their band a secret because it’s what they do when they’re being stupid together – dressing up and singing cheesy songs.
But someone has stolen a video they made. It’s online, and it’s been entered into a talent competition. And what’s more … it’s got 24 votes. In only a few hours it’s got 24 votes.
The girls are about to be faced with a big decision that could make them seriously famous.
Just not necessarily the way they hoped …
I’ve had You Don’t Know Me for a while now, but after reading The Look, I knew I had to bump it up the to be read list. It leapfrogged many other books. I loved You Don’t Know Me. It’s an emotional story that really makes you think.
I absolutely loved how The Look looked. It had a beautiful cover and lovely pink page edges. The same goes for You Don’t Know Me. You can see by the book image that it has a lovely cover. Very softly-lit. What you can’t see is that it has beautiful blue page edges. So pretty. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by a cover, but you can’t help it when the book is so beautiful. Luckily the story is so good too, so it was a win-win situation for me.
You Don’t Know Me is a story about music, friendship, hard times and the perils of the internet! Although I am probably older than the average reader of this book, I could definitely relate to it. I have experienced cyber-bullying before and it’s nasty. People can be so cruel when they’re anonymous. Sophia Bennett has captured this feeling wonderfully. It felt real.
This book really made me think. The internet is a wonderful but dangerous place. It can be so easy to say something you don’t really mean or wouldn’t say to somebody’s face. The trouble is, when it’s out there, it’s out there for so many people to read and spread even further. You Don’t Know Me shows the reader how dangerous social networking sites can be. It’s completely believable which is sad. Cyber bullying happens easily and frequently.
Sophia Bennett has created some incredibly real characters. I was moved by it, but I was glad that there were some lighter, funny moments. You Don’t Know Me has a great balance between the emotional and the humorous. I’d recommend you pick up a Sophia Bennett book. You won’t regret it!
Would I recommend it?:
The Drowning- Rachel Ward