This is a very surprising children’s book. It is the story of 11-year-old Kirsten, an online and TV celebrity. On a school trip she becomes enraptured by the iron steamship SS Great Britain, bringing YouTube and Isambard Kingdom Brunel together in the same tale. The ship and its sea chart, which both have a voice, recognise what is broken in Kirsten, and the vessel leaves its dry dock to carry her and her ex-best friend away on a quest. The journey teaches Captain Kirsten the fickleness of fame, the importance of being allowed to be a child and the value of truthful relationships.