The summer holidays are here, and Hannah is wishing she could have gone to drama camp. Instead it looks like she’s going to end up being an unpaid babysitter to her younger brothers and sisters. Then she meets Meg, who has just moved in next door, and together with her friends Ruby and Laura they decide to form Star Club – a drama club of their own, where they’ll all get a chance to practise their acting skills.
The girls work hard to get their first show ready for Maisie’s birthday party. Then disaster strikes, and Hannah finds herself torn between Star Club and big sister duty. Meanwhile, something very strange is going on with Meg, who seems to have a lot of secrets she’s not sharing. But whatever happens, the show must go on!
'9/10 … makes you keep reading' TheGuardian.com on Missing Ellen
Natasha Mac a'Bháird cleverly mixes the classic theatre story with family drama and a touch of mystery to create an original, exciting contemporary girls’ story … As good on the fun and frustrations of family life as it is on the thrill of acting, with a great central character, and scattered with references to Little Women as well as Ballet Shoes, this will have readers shouting for an encore … will appeal to readers of Cathy Cassidy and Sarah Webb, as well as to fans of Noel Streatfeild
exactly the fun read I thought it would be … I'm eager for book 2 and whatever revelations that will bring!
Nayu's Reading Corner
exciting … fun and frothy
CBI Recommended Reads 2016
Do you dream of that curtain call to perform on the big stage? Are you born to dance, sing and act? Or do you know someone who is? Because this fantastic new series Star Club by Natasha Mac a’Bháird is for anyone who dreams of life on the boards! The first title is Hannah in the Spotlight.
a light, easy read, hitting the mark for anyone who has to look after younger siblings as well as anyone who dreams of being a writer, actor or ballerina
a very enjoyable light-hearted read - a good start to the series
relatable, well-written and engaging
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