Fern, the narrator of the story, is a quiet shy girl and when she is chosen to act in a film, her life faces new challenges. She turns out to be a great success, and is admired by many of the film people who call her ‘Gorgeous’. She is made to feel an outsider at school and at home her mother and father do not seem to be getting on. It is only when she learns that her dad has cancer that she takes stock and realises that all her worries about friendships are very trivial. New friends and interests come into Fern’s life. She makes a film with Kevin, the son of the producer and the operation on her father is a success. Gorgeous is a heart-warming story of growing up, friendships and love.
About the author.
Cora Harrison, a primary school teacher and principal for many years has a Diploma in Language and Reading Development.
Author of over 20 books, from beginner readers (Dragonfly Series), Irish language, young novels (Drumshee Series), teenage (Jane Austen series) and adult (Burren Mysteries) as well as one of the Chimp series and a new London Murder Mystery series. Check out her website on www.coraharrison.com for worksheets on her books.