Cathy Hopkins has a new Dates, Mates book out soon, and one of the WBD books lets keen fans have a brief preview of The Secret Story. Let me tell you, it’s not enough. I want more. Now.
Dates, Mates readers get the story of Lucy and Tony, re-told in the shape of alternate chapters from each of them. The WBD taster is just that. Tastes great, but it’s a smaller portion than we want.
It’s a slightly weird feeling, reading a story we’ve already read, but with Tony’s side of the affair as well. According to Cathy, Tony is her most popular boy, and although the witch is no big fan of over-beautiful boys, he’s so lovely I’m seriously hoping she’ll let me have his address. That’s what the fans ask for, apparently.
Of all the girls, I also happen to want to be Lucy.