by Laura Wood
Vote for Effie (the first book in this series) was a firm favourite with every child that I know, who read it. The story is told almost like a teen movie, which is why it is so appealing. Effie the Rebel, like the first book, focuses on democracy and fighting for what you believe in. This time, Effie goes on a crusade to make her school more environmentally friendly and is determined to succeed, but will she stoop to the low levels that her nemesis, acting school president, Matt Spader goes?
This book is full of great characters, Greek culture and is an empowering story that will make you determined to make a difference, whatever you believe in. With short chapters, links to popular movies, lots of memorable scenes and extracts from the school newspaper, this is an ideal book to engage readers. A perfect read aloud, for years 5-8.