Alison Ashley is sheer perfection in every department. She has everything: intelligence, good looks, a wealthy family and perfect manners and Erica hates her for it! Erica plans to topple Alison at the school play performed annually by the sixth grade. However, everything does not go quite as planned....
It is not that she likes praying, but what else can Penny Pollard do when Mum announces that they are selling the house? Suddenly, the thought of no longer going to Kooringa Primary doesn't seem so appealing. Inspired by a school project on saints, Penny decides to leave it all in the hands of "trouble-shooter" Saint Jude - after all, he's apparently quite good, and not just with ordinary problems, but with impossible ones.
How Penny Pollard learns to stop hating babies and (certain) boys is revealed in this hilarious and startling collection of letters.
It's the summer holidays and eleven-year-old loner, Seymour, lodged with a fussy guardian in an inner-city suburb, is bored and unhappy in his confined world. By chance he meets Angie, beautiful, charismatic Angie. He is bewitched, and his world is opened as she takes him on unexpected holiday outings and shopping sprees. Angie, however, is not what she seems.