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The Look by Sophia Bennett

The Look

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We suspect this may well be Sophia Bennett's break-out novel. Her previous ones have done immensely well but this novel for teenagers is blisteringly good. It's the story of two sisters whose world falls apart just as for one of them fame is there for the taking. It will make you laugh and cry by turns and it's not to be missed.

And a message from Barry Cunningham, Sophia Bennett's Publisher: I have sisters. One sadly died, the other was my idea of a catwalk queen: sixties mini skirts, Mary Quant make-up and Biba accessories. I watched them live lives similar to the girls in this story of what looks good, how people judge looks, buy and sell looks and what really matters in the end.

The Look is brilliant, funny and moving, and I'll admit I did cry out loud in the end. I think this is Sophia Bennett's best book yet; take a look, I'm sure you'll agree!

Click here to read a letter from Sophia Bennett about why she wrote The Look.

You can also find out more about the Threads series by clicking here for the books and here for the series website.

If you are interested in the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2013, which opens for entries in late March 2012 and was won by Sophia in 2009, click on the link for more details.


The Look by Sophia Bennett

When fifteen-year-old Ted is spotted by a model agency, she can't believe it. At the same time her gorgeous sister, Ava, is diagnosed with cancer. With her world turned upside down, Ted has a lot of growing up to do, some of it in five-inch platforms. Can she be a supermodel and a super sister? Or will she have to choose between fame and family?

See Sophia Bennett reading from The Look in this video:

Scroll down this page or visit Sophia's author page to see a brand new video interview with Sophia, talking about The Look and Threads.


'Sophia Bennett has once again conjured up a beautifully glamorous masterpiece, full of dreams, hopes and heartbreak. And yes, it does live up to the bright pink page edges!' - Chicklish

Praise for Threads:

‘From page one, no girl will be able to put it down.’ - Meg Cabot

‘Girls will love it.’ - Jacqueline Wilson

‘Elegant and funny, and has real narrative verve.’ - David Almond

About the Author

Sophia Bennett

Sophia Bennett has always wanted to write and says that ‘Every three years or so I become a penniless writer and hope for the best.’ She has written four detective novels and has in Threads managed to combine both her long standing obsession with fashion and a keen desire to write for a younger audience. She lives in London with her husband and four children.

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1st March 2012


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