Ruby Parker: Soap Star

Child soap-star Ruby Parker discovers fame isn ’ t all it ’ s cracked up to be!

Ruby Parker has been acting in the glamorous soap, Kensington Heights, for most of her life. She is horrifie when she finds the script writers discussing whether to kill her character off, or to replace Ruby with a more beautiful actress! She has lways felt like the ugly duckling compared to her stunning co-stars, but now more than ever she sees that veryone is disappointed how the cute, chubby dimpled four year old has morphed into a lumpy pimpled fourteen year old. Ruby is feeling more self-conscious than ever, and to top it all off, she learns she ’ s got to have her first screen kiss – with the oh-so-gorgeous Justin de Souza, the soap ’ s hunk.

What with dealing with fame on a national level, having her first ever kiss in front of cameras and dealing with everyone ’ s ealousy at stage school, Ruby doesn ’ t hink things coul get any harder. Then her parents take her the most unexpected ( and orst) news yet…
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Ruby Parker: Soap Star
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Published September 16th 2011 by HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (first published 2005

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