365:177 Spotlight on Sunny by Keris Stainton


Such a gorgeous afternoon on the balcony, I decided to spend the afternoon reading one of my best friends’ novels.

After winning a local film competition, Sunny and her best friends Kitty and Hannah are off to do a film-making course – in London! Sunny can’t believe her dad has let her come on her own (even if he has asked her to phone every day…) Sunny is loving the film-making classes and hanging out with their new friend – lovely, funny Will. Sunny knows that these things don’t fit with the future her parents want for her and she starts to wonder what she really wants. And that’s not even the biggest thing on her mind – there’s also the big secret she’s hiding from her best friends…

Spotlight on Sunny is a delightful story for younger teens. It’s funny and cute and celebrates diversity, friendship, family and growing up.

I insist you buy it for any teens you know*. And look out for Keris’s new novel for older young adult readers coming out in September, Counting Stars, which I have read and is also fabulous.

*Because it deserves a wide audience and not because I’m supposed to be Keris’s research assistant for the next novel in the series which means a trip with a BFF!