"GingerSnaps" by Cathy Cassidy is a favourite for girls aged 9+. Gone are the days when Ginger was an outsider, always on the fringes of friendship. She's swapped puppy fat and pigtails for make-up and hair straighteners and never looked back - until now. Ginger and Shannon are best mates, but when they befriend lonely Emily, everything changes. Even the saxophone-playing boy in the trilby hat can't help - he's part of the problem...Are Ginger and Shannon drifting apart or can they stay best friends for ever? "Touching, tender and unforgettable". ("Guardian"). "Cassidy's characters have real heart". ("Sunday Telegraph"). "Cathy Cassidy ...is way better than Jacqueline Wilson". (Courtney, aged 10). It includes delicious recipes, character quizzes and more! Cathy Cassidy wrote her first picture book for her little brother when she was eight or nine and has been writing fabulous stories ever since. Cathy is the bestselling author of "Dizzy", "Driftwood", "Indigo Blue", "Scarlett", "Sundae Girl", "Lucky Star", "Gingersnaps" and "Angel Cake". "The Chocolate Box Girls" is a sumptuous series starring sassy sisters, super-cool boys and one of Cathy's biggest loves - chocolate. Cathy lives in Scotland with her family and of all the jobs she's had, writing has to be the best - it's the perfect excuse to daydream, after all.