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Product description

Jude’s crazy mum and Elvis-impersonating dad aren’t easy to live with. Sometimes, she finds herself longing for just a bit of normality. But when life feels like a trail of broken promises, could a floppy-haired knight on shiny rollerblades swoop to her rescue? A deliciously quirky story of romance and family life from bestselling author Cathy Cassidy.

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Date published

June 2nd, 2011

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AR book level: 4.4; Middle years; 7.0 points



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Cathy Cassidy


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What kids think

  1. kissy9901
    on 20 March 2014

    I loved this book because it is full of surprises. Cathy Cassidy is a great author.

    5out of 5
  2. tomgates27
    on 17 March 2014

    i have read this but not as good as her other books

    4out of 5
  3. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    It is definitely the saddest book I’ve ever read but one of the best. It is heart warming and breaking and exciting.

    4out of 5
  4. bookaholic202
    on 9 March 2014

    its so sad when her amnesiac granny dies. BUT IT ALL WORKS OUT IN THE END!

  5. natashakrywald
    on 8 March 2013


  6. ellie-melay27
    on 7 March 2013

    good book , can relate to things in here 5/5 . recommend it to 12+

  7. xxChocolateBoxGirlxx
    on 5 March 2013

    This book is fabulous. Its about a girl called Jude who is shy with a messed up life.Jude’s dad thinks he’s Elvis, her mum has drinking issues. Her mother tells her that she will stop smoking and drinking but her mum says she cant help it and she is on the verge of drinking herself to death, and her Grandma has an illness where she forgets things all the time.She then meets a boy with floppy hair on roller blades, maybe he can help her and her her knight in shining armour…

    5out of 5
  8. kkitt-kkatt
    on 4 March 2013

    Jude is so sweet. whta happened was really scary but an adventure. i loved the book

  9. stupendousteen
    on 4 March 2013

    a great and funny book. it was FAB.

    5out of 5
  10. Strawberrypig12
    on 6 August 2012

    I got this from the library and it was so good I read it in a day! Great book reccomend for ages 11 and up!

    5out of 5
  11. nikki657
    on 6 March 2012

    great book

  12. KityyKat1207
    on 10 January 2012

    This book is fantastic and v. sad coz her grandma dies.

    5out of 5
  13. CarribbeanCuba
    on 13 September 2011

    I haven’t read this book yet but i love Cathy Cassidy. I have only read two of her books; Dizzy and Lucky Star.

    This book looks’ really good :D

  14. mimis642
    on 2 June 2011

    poor mum of sundae girl aww and the skateboard boy xxx

    5out of 5