Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Beads, Boys and Bangles by Sophia Bennett

Crow is in designer heaven;
Nonie's caught the eye of a gorgeous boy;
Jenny's rehearsing a new play.

But this time Edie's in trouble...
The rumours are that slave children in India
have been making Crow's new 
high-street collection.

How far do the girls have to
go to save their dreams?

I was so happy to find this in my Santa Sack on Christmas morning, because I've wanted this book for ages (well, 2 months, but still!). It's the follow-up to Threads which is my favourite book not-in-a-series ever!  So you can probably imagine my excitement when I opened it!

Beads, Boys and Bangles is again narrated by the eccentric, fashion-mad , 15-year-old Nonie. Nonie likes to stand out from the crowd and gets most of her clothes in charity shops, or else she makes them herself. She's that girl! Nonie is probably my favourite character. She's witty, hilarious and makes a great narrator. Or maybe Nonie's older brother Harry.(is my favourite character). He's just like his sister and he certainly knows how to annoy her. I really hated Alexander, Nonie's supposed-to-be boyfriend. I can't say much more about him, or else I'll spoil it, but take it from me. He's just...grrrr!

Around the middle of the book, Miss Teen, the fashion label Crow works for, sends the girls on a trip to.....India!!! The girls are super excited, because, not only only do they get to see how the clothes are made, they get to go...shopping! Mumbai is a brilliant place for shopping so Nonie is in heaven and Crow loves it too, because Mumbai has amazing fabrics Crow would love to work with. But then they find something appalling is going on, and when they get back to England, set out to fix it...

This book really is super. I wouldn't say it's as good as the first one (but then, that's a lot to live up too), but it still is brilliant. It gets 5/5, because I was gripped the whole way through, since there was one or two supporting storylines, so you never get bored! So, all in all, it was great. I definitely recommend you read it, and the first book , Threads. 

By the way everyone, I won't be posting for a week or so because I'll be at my Granny's and she doesn't have a computer*sob* Oh well.*sigh* But, at least that means I'll be posting extra reviews when I get back*yay!* Bye!!!!!!!


  1. this is a perfect read for girls aged 11+ its about nonie, crow, edie and jenny. Crow is happy designing clothes with no problem, Nonie's has attracted a handsome guy and Jenny's rehearsing a new play.
    But there are rumours that Crow's new high-street collection has been made by slave children in India. There are even photos on the internet..

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