Winner of the International Rubery Book Award 2018, (Children's and Young Adult category), and Runner Up in the Mslexia Children's Novel Competition 2013.
Daisy's dad forgets to get dressed sometimes. Little brother Sam hates being told what to do. And Daisy feels more like a parent than a fifteen-year-old girl. There's no time for homework, no time for friends, and even worse, she is not allowed to play the drums any more. And then Dylan Bell moves back into town. There's something really cute about Dylan these days, and it's great he wants them to be in a band together, but how is Daisy going to find the time?
Bring Me Sunshine is an inspirational story about following your heart, never giving up and living in the moment.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A brilliant book, that I believe has just been placed runner-up in a competition, and it's easy to see how it go that far. It's really nicely written and tells a compelling story about how a young girl cares for her dad who is suffering from dementia. But although serious in parts, it's definitely not all doom and gloom, and there are some great touches of humour and light. I will definitely be looking out for more books from this author.
I love this book. For a start it's set in the town where I live, Kendal, Cumbria, UK and it sets the story among real places and events. Our heroine, Daisy, is a really sympathetic character the reader can identify with. She has real life problems to deal with alongside the usual business of school, friends, bullies and growing up. The theme of music and drummers runs throughout the book. The book moves along at a good pace, telling a great story with lots of good messages woven in. I recommend it.