Author(s): Siobhan Curham
Fourteen-year-old Stevie lives in Lewes with her beloved vinyl collection, her mum ... and her mum's depression. When Stevie's mum's disability benefits are cut, Stevie and her mother are plunged into a life of poverty. But irrepressible Stevie is determined not to be beaten and she takes inspiration from the lyrics of her father's 1980s record collection and dreams of a life as a musician. Then she meets Hafiz, a talented footballer and a Syrian refugee.
Hafiz's parents gave their life savings to buy Hafiz a safe passage to Europe; his journey has been anything but easy. Then he meets Stevie...
As Stevie and Hafiz's friendship grows, they encourage each other to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.
Siobhan Curham is an award-winning author and was the editorial consultant on Zoe Sugg's (Zoella's) first book, Girl Online. She is also a motivational speaker and life coach. Siobhan has written several books for young adults, including Dear Dylan, True Face and Shipwrecked, and has written for many newspapers, magazines and websites, including The Guardian, Cosmopolitan and Take a Break. She has also been a guest on various radio and TV shows, including Woman's Hour, BBC News, GMTV and BBC Breakfast. Siobhan lives in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire.