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The week in books: 4 January 2019

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Vote for Effie
Laura Wood
Scholastic, £6.99
ISBN: 9781407187723

Inspired by the Women’s March, this is an empowering and heart-warming story of friendship and standing up for what you believe in. Effie Kostas is the new girl in school and the only joy she finds is the cake in the canteen. One day, she arrives just in time to buy the last piece of chocolate cake. But the junior student council president jumps the queue. It is this injustice that instigates Effie’s desire to run for council president herself. This inspirational book shows girls that they can be brave, strong and (with self ...

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