Rachel's mum and dad are separated. When Rachel's dad gets a new girlfriend, and Rachel doesn't like her, things take a turn for the worse. Then Rachel's mum gets a new boyfriend. How bad can it get?
The Siti's Sisters books are a series of multicultural fiction books designed to have particular appeal to girls. Each story has around 1200 - 1500 words and is ideal for reluctant readers. The books are designed to appeal to girls aged 10 - 14 with a reading age of 7 - 8 years.
Siti has four really, really good mates: Donna, Lu, Kelly and Rachel. They have been friends forever and are so close that Siti calls them her Sisters; and that's how they think of themselves. The books are illustrated in black-and-white throughout, and the tightly controlled vocabulary and compelling, convincing stories will stimulate reading amongst poorer readers.
Helen Orme runs workshops for children on fiction and non-fiction writing, and courses for teachers in both primary and secondary schools. At the last count she had written around 40 books, many for reluctant readers. Before becoming a writer and consultant she taught as a Special Needs Coordinator in a large comprehensive school.