Echo Freer - Magenta Sings The Blues - Hachette Children's Group

Magenta Sings The Blues

By Echo Freer

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It's official - Magenta Orange's life sucks. And this time, she's not exaggerating ...

Magenta's best friends are going to be performing in the Battle of the Bands - but they haven't asked her to join! OK, so she's tone deaf, but that shouldn't be a barrier for the truly talented.

And Magenta needs to be centre stage to catch the attention of this year's hottest talent, Spyros Evangelides. If only she didn't have two left feet, she could become a disco diva and show ex-boyfriend Daniel what he's missing ...

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  • ISBN: 9781444912906
  • Publication date: 05 Jul 2012
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  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
A lively and fast-paced story ... Readers will enjoy the humour and complexities of the plot, the range of characters and will identify with the assertive and ingenious heroine. A fun read. — School Librarian
Echo Freer has a light touch with comedy and the ability to create memorable characters — Writing Magazine August-September 2004
Echo Freer has a light touch with comedy, and the ability to create memorable characters. — Narinder Dhami, Writing Magazine
Thanks to feisty central character - and undertaker's daughter - Modesty de Mise, Diamond Geezers is a breezy, contemporary read for girls. A gripping mix of romance and thriller. — The Sunday Times
Magenta Orange: 'A wicked, witty read - 5/5.' — Mizz
Blaggers: A lively and fast-paced story ... Readers will enjoy the humour and complexities of the plot ... a fun read.' — The School Librarian
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