Best friends Sarah and Lianne have a great money-making idea - doing makeovers at little girls' birthday parties. But it's not an idea that impresses Ruth Miller, the new girl who's just arrived at their school. To Sarah and Lianne, Ruth is a mess: to Ruth they are overdressed and not in the least cool. Ruth has other things to worry about too - her mum is ill and she's had to leave her London home and her best friend to live with her Dad and his new family. And that includes her step-brother Matt - a boy factor bound to cause trouble! All girls will relate to Kate's great girl characters and lively, pacy plot. She gets it just right for 10+ readers.
As well as being a widely published author, Kate Petty has worked in publishing for many years. She is currently responsible for the children's books published by the Eden Project and divides her time between Altarnun, St Austell and Truro in Cornwall and her London home.