Ella Diaries: Friends not Forever by Meredith Costain
Published by Scholastic Australia
Two very exciting things have happened at Ellas school today. Number 1 - there is a new student at the school. Her name is Amethyst and she is very quiet. Number 2 - their school is going to do a pirate play. Ella and her best friend Zoe are very excited. They spend lots and lots of time practicing their parts for the play. Ella wants to be Mabel Diggs and Zoe wants to be the ships cat, Tiddles.
But then trouble starts brewing for Ella....
Zoe starts hanging out with Amethyst a lot and excluding Ella. Ella gets very mad at Zoe.
And add to this.....Peach (Ellas enemy) is being worse than usual. She says to Ella that if Ella wants to get the part of Mabel she will have to memorise her lines and not read off the script.
Ella practices her lines like crazy. She is sure she will ace the audition. Then at the audition something happens, something very, very terrible happens.
Can Ella get through the audition?
Does Ella become friends with Zoe again?
Will everything work out alright?
I liked this book more than I thought I would. Just from looking at the cover I wasn’t sure. I liked how it was written as a diary and I liked how there were cool little illustrations on each page. I think girls 6-9 would enjoy this book and find it easy to read.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Meredith Costain
Illustrator: Danielle McDonald
Title: Ella Diaries: Friends not Forever
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: May 2016