Make your mark. Raise your voice. Fame and Glee meets Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl in former West End actress Vanessa Jones' YA novel, Sing Like No One's Listening
Inspired by her time on stage, Jones's YA read is the story of Nettie Delaney, a young singer battling to stay at stage school after a tragedy.
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