Joanne O'ConnellAges 9-12
Stitched Up is the heartwarming and fashion-forward novel from author and journalist Jo O'Connell, perfect for younger fans of Geek Girl and Ellie McNicoll.
Cassie has always had a passion for fashion — she loves finding quirky vintage looks from history. But when she starts Silverdale High School and becomes fast friends with label-obsessed Azra, she quickly realises that to fit in, she'll have to worry about what people are wearing now, not in Tudor England. So when she, Az and eco-warrior Fern are drafted to redesign the school uniform, Cassie's caught between her real love of fashion and keeping up appearances.
When Cassie's neighbour introduces her to The Knitwits, a local knitting group who are coming apart at the seams, Cassie finally starts to feel like she can be herself with people who accept her as she is and whips them into shape to take their designs to the next level.
But with the design competiton at school heating up, Cassie soon finds herself living two lives and Azra is starting to ask questions.
Can she keep her new love a secret when she wants to shout about it from the rooftops?