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Ella on the Outside

Cath Howe

Ella is facing some big changes. She’s just had to start at a new school, she’s moved away from her best friend Grace, her eczema is acting up, and on top of all that, she has a huge secret to keep about her family. So, when Lydia, the most popular girl in school, wants to start hanging out, things must be on the up… right?
The only problem is, Lydia really wants to know what Ella’s hiding and she’s also desperate for intel on the quiet girl in class, Molly. So just how far will Ella go to keep her new friendship?
Ella on the Outside is a hugely relatable tale that will strike a chord with anyone who has felt the pressure to please a new friend or has struggled to fit in. Ella makes mistakes, but she’s also hugely likeable, and author Cath Howe perfectly captures her anxieties and worries.

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09 August 2022

This book is for people that understand how some people have different lives and don’t have enough money, because some people can’t afford the money to get urgent care in a hospital. This book has made me realise that you have got to notice that some people get you in trouble. The message of the book is saying that don’t be a sheep and follow what your friend or friends do.


16 August 2022

For me this was a different type of book which focused on the characters feelings. I still enjoyed the book and thought it was like some of the mistakes that people would make in normal life. I also think that this book shows people that everyone is different and never be unkind to people as you don’t know what they are going through at their home.

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