Ruby Parker Hits the Small Time

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9780060776305: Ruby Parker Hits the Small Time

Child soap-star Ruby Parker discovers fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!

Ruby Parker has been acting in the glamorous soap, Kensington Heights, for most of her life. She is stunned when she overhears the script writers discussing whether to kill her character off, or to replace Ruby with a more beautiful actress! She has always felt like the ugly duckling compared to her stunning co-stars, but now more than ever she sees that everyone is disappointed how the cute, chubby dimpled four year old has morphed into a lumpy pimpled fourteen year old. Ruby is feeling more self-conscious than ever, and to top it all off, she discovers she’s got to have her first screen kiss – with the oh-so-gorgeous Justin de Souza, the soap’s hunk.

What with dealing with fame on a national level, having her first ever kiss in front of cameras and dealing with everyone’s jealousy at stage school, Ruby doesn’t think things can get any harder. Then her parents give her the most unexpected (and worst) news yet…

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"Rowan Coleman's heroine is the sort of character teenage girls love." Sunday Express

"An amusing look at how fame can affect even the most normal of people… prepare to laugh and cry all at the same time." Mizz

"Two sensational reads! If you're looking for stardom like Ruby, you'll love her two new books." Girl Talk

About the Author:

Rowan Coleman has been writing books for adults and children since 2002 when she won Company Magazine's ‘Young Writer of the Year.' Her books for adults include The Times Bestsellers The Accidental Mother and The Baby Group. Rowan is currently writing the Ruby Parker series for girls, featuring child star Ruby Parker who is just like any other thirteen-year-old girl–except she is famous.

Before becoming a writer, Rowan worked in bookselling and publishing for several years. Rowan lives in Hertfordshire with her husband, young daughter and a standard poodle called Polly.

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