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    Pop! – Catherine Bruton

    “Rules of Talent TV No: 1: Come up with a great story I’ve always been good at making up stories. I get it from me mam. She reckons the more outrageous you make a story the more likely people are to believe it – and she’s had plenty of practice at telling whoppers, so she should know.” The factory workers are on strike. For Elfie’s family – who’s dad laughed the strike – that means no money and her mum can’t cope with that so she’s out. For Jimmy’s family it means no money, and with his swimming training it means more pressure so that he can gain sponsorship. Money…

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    Flirty Dancing – Jenny McLachlan

    “‘Here we are again, girls,’ says Miss Cherry, looking down at the four small girls sitting in front of her. ‘I’ve told you before, I don’t like you playing rude pirates. Don’t laugh, Pearl. Showing your knickers is not the behaviour of a pirate, and it is certainly not the behaviour of a Ladybird.” Things were simple for Pearl, Kat, Bea and Betty when they were at the Little Ladybirds Nursery. They were best friends and did everything together. Now though, they are at high school, and year 9 is dire. Pearl is one of the most popular girls at school and hates Bea with a passion, Betty has found…

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    You Don’t Know Me – Sophia Bennett

    “It’s funny how fifteen minutes can change your life. Sometimes people ask me: would you do it again, knowing what happened? I’ve thought about it a lot and I suppose the answer is yes, despite everything. Fifteen minutes can be golden, they’re all you need to make something beautiful, or save someone from disaster.” When Sasha’s phone is stolen and a video of Sasha and her friends appears on the submissions for Killer Act, the online music competition hosted by leading social network Interface the girls are shocked and embarrassed. However it appears people like their video, their style and their voices and wow, they make it to the audition…