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ROSE IMPEY
Fireballs From Hell


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Collins, London, 1996
(price: 3.99; 192 pages)

dedication: To Sam for the ideas and Sue for the support


The blurb on the back:

School's out, superstardom's in!
Sam, Jamie and Luke have a band called Fireballs From Hell...
At least they've got the instruments and somewhere to practise; they've even made a demo tape. Now the girls in their class want to be in it. 'Over my dead body,' says Sam. But the girls have talent
and they have Victoria Topping. When Victoria takes over and the man from Mega Records shows up, the boys' dreams of stardom look seriously rocky.
An action-packed and hilarious roller-coaster ride on the road to fame and fortune.


opening lines:
'Now, firstly, Sam ... It's OK to call you Sam?' Sam asked himself in a soft, confidential voice. He imagined a glamorous reporter.


So Smash Hits are running a competition for young bands and our heroes decide... Oh, I can't be bothered. Jennings Goes Pop might have been worth reading, but not this. This is so dull that it makes a very dull thing seem quite bright by comparison.

Ms Impey is an ex-teacher who writes what are said to be very fine interpretations of folk tales for children. This, therefore, should not be taken as characteristic of her work.

The Twats


ARTISTIC MERIT: 1/5
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE:
1/5
HIPNESS QUOTIENT:
1/5


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