Rich girls. It's only the hottest, most talked about, highest rating reality show on TV. And it's no surprise. Romy and Anouschka, the stars of the show, are living the dream. Born gorgeous, never working a day in their lives, running from party to party and shopping from country to country on a daily basis. Who wouldn't want to live like that?

Um, Elli Adamson, that's who.

Elli feels like she's the only person in the world who thinks the Rich Girls are Not Hot. So when her mother JJ, chef to the stars, is headhunted to cook for the Rich Girls, Elli isn't all that keen on her taking the job. But the offer is too good to pass up. Soon enough, Elli and JJ find themselves part of the bloodtourage, the behind-the-scenes crew that keeps the Rich Girls on the road.

Elli is now living a new life, chasing the Rich Girls around the globe, along with JJ and the new-found friends she's made in her few tutored classmates. But as she travels, she starts to see that reality and reality TV are two very different things indeed. Maybe she has more in common with the Rich Girls than she could have ever imagined.

Blondtourage is the perfect book for 12+ girls who love reality TV and all things celebrity! Elli is a sassy narrator with an engaging take of life who raises interesting issues such as spending, weight and what really is normal? Allison Rushby is an author with a genuinely authentic voice and taps beautifully into what teen girls think !

Allison Rushby

Having failed at becoming a ballerina with pierced ears (her childhood dream), Allison Rushby instead began a writing career as a journalist student at the University of Queensland. Within a few months she has slunk sideways into studying Russian. After much whingeing about how hard it would be, she began her first novel. That is, her husband (then boyfriend) told her to stop whingeing, sit down and get writing. Since then, Allison has had nine novels published: five for adults and four for young adults. These include the popular young adult Living Blonde trilogy beginning with Diamonds are a Teen's Best Friend.

These days Allison writes full-time, mostly with her cats, Vi and Flo, purring contentedly on her lap and her two children, Ivy and Teddy, playing quietly with educational toys on the flood (okay watching episode after episode of In the Night Garden).

Random House Australia
Author: Allison Rushby
ISBN: 9781741663464
Price: $17.95