Ruby Rogers is about to turn ten. She wants to be a gangster when she grows up. She also wants nothing more than a tree house for her birthday. Problem is, there aren’t any trees in her garden, and her family laugh off the idea. Ruby’s furious, but then life takes a turn for the better when, through her best friend Yasmin, she meets Holly Helvellyn, a super-cool Gothic girl who’s friends with Yasmin’s older sister. It turns out Holly rather fancies Ruby’s older brother Joe – the brooding artist in the sixth-form who has a strange habit of talking in newspaper headlines. One day Holly asks Ruby to steal something from Joe’s bedroom for a joke, setting off a chain of events that culminate in some very unexpected but pleasant surprises …
About the Author
Sue’s writing career started with assignments for magazines and newspapers, and her first radio work, Big and Little, which won a Sony Award for Best Children’s Programme. Other radio projects have included Up the Garden Path, The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere, and The Sit-Crom. Up the Garden Path was adapted by Sue for television and three series were produced. It started off Sue’s first novel, followed soon after by a sequel, Love’s Labours. Sue’s children’s books include Big and Little, China Lee, Me Jane, Big Trouble and Mr Loopy and Mrs Snoopy and Come Back Grandma which was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. Sue lives on a remote organic farm near Nailsworth in Gloucestershire.