I could practically hear her say "Dara Palmer." This was going to be my big break! But what really came out of my teacher's mouth was "Ella Moss-Daniels."
My heart went huuuuggggggghhhhht.
Dara Palmer longs for stardom-but when she isn't cast in her middle school's production of The Sound of Music, she get suspicious. It can't be because she's not the best. She was born to be a famous movie star. It must because she's adopted from Cambodia and doesn't look like a typical fraulein. (That's German for girl.)
So irrepressible Dara comes up with a genius plan to shake up the school: write a play about her own life. Then she'll have to be the star.
Emma Shevah is half-Irish and half-Thai and was born and raised in London. She has lived in Australia, Japan, India (her first child was born in the Himalayas), and Jerusalem before moving back to the UK. Emma has worked as a fire-juggler, a restaurant manager, a copywriter, an English teacher, and is now a blogger and author. Visit Emma at emmashevah.com.
Endy wanted to try her hand at writing a review. So here it is.
This book is Fancy Nancy for Middle Graders. My mom was saying she loved the doodles on every chapter and I love them to. Dara has a lot of drama in her life!! Way more than I had when I was in 5th grade. I don't think I know anyone with the amount of drama that she has. This book talks about adopting and having different backgrounds. Its cute, funny, and a fun read.
If you are a girly girl then I would recommend this book to you.
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