What Lexie Did

Lexie lives in London with her colourful Greek-Cypriot family.

She’s devoted to her fragile cousin of the same age, Eleni, who has a heart condition. But after the death of their grandmother, Lexie tells a terrible, instinctive, jealous lie about an heirloom necklace, a lie that splits the family apart. It’s up to her to bring the family back together … but after such a lie, can she find a way to tell the truth?

The fantastic new novel from the acclaimed author of Dream on, Amber and Dara Palmer's Major Drama.

Emma Shevah

Emma Shevah is Thai and Irish and was born and raised in London. She is the author of four Middle Grade novels published by Chicken House:Dream on Amber, Dara Palmer’s Major Drama (optioned by the BBC), and What Lexie Did and How to Save the World with a Chicken and an Egg, and an early reader for Bloomsbury, Hello Baby Mo!. She has lived and travelled in many countries but now lives in Brighton with half of her four children. She is Head of Year at Roedean, where she teaches English and gazes at the sea, wishing she was in it.

Dream On, Amber

Amber Alessandra Leola Kimiko Miyamoto (yes – really!) is feeling bad.

She's started a new school, is being picked on by a bully, and only has a caveman phone for company.

But the hardest thing about being Amber is that a big part of her life is missing. Her dad. He left when she was little, and he's never coming back.

But Amber has one thing on her side: she's a girl with a BIG imagination ...