Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco
Emily Sparkes thinks having your best friend move to Wales at the same time as your parents decide to have a new baby is probably more trauma than anyone should have to cope with. But things go from bad to worse when she's paired with revolting Gross-Out Gavin for the school trip! Emily is determined to escape him, and when glamorous new girl Chloe Clarke turns up it seems...more
This book was hilarious, our MC is just fantastic (well not always, but often she is), the friendship and whom she friended, well I could see that coming from a mile away (especially after some parts). The parents were so-so. They had good intentions, but sorry, just because you have a baby doesn't mean you can just ignore and act ...more
Reminiscent of Jacqueline Wilsons stories for younger readers, Emily Sparkes has all the humour and spunk of a great middle grade read. Emily Sparkes has lost her best friend to Wales and now faces being partnered with the grossest boy in the class for an upcoming school trip. Luckily for her, a new girl arrives and Emily is determined to impress her so she has someone to be with during the school ...more
This story was just so relatable, and frankly hilarious! It was so well-written. Ruth Fitzgerald tackled all the problems associated with being 11 years old, and even though its quite a few years ago I was that age, it was so funny to remember all the things ...more
This is the debut novel from Ruth Fitzgerald and the first in the 'Emily Sparkes' series. It's a wonderfully warm and funny story of families,friendships and new arrivals.
Without giving any spoilers and in a nutshell; Emily Sparkes is facing more than one crisis with a new and as yet nameless baby sister; her Mum's 'baby blues', her best friend's emigration to Wales to make goat's cheese, how to avoid being Gross-out Gavin's Tudor Times - Time Travel Trip partner and the sudden ...more
Ruth Fitzgerald is the author of the 'Emily Sparkes' series, published by Little, Brown UK. Ruth grew up in South Wales, and has spent most of her adult life in Suffolk, via Brighton and Japan. Ruth finds it very difficult to be serious for more than three minutes at a time. One day she realised she was a grown-up and tried to do 'proper' jobs. In fact she tried around 23 proper jobs, but her ...more