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Skylar and the K-Pop Headteacher - Luan Goldie

K-pop meets Freaky Friday in a hilarious middle-grade body swap

adventure from Costa-winning author, Luan Goldie.

When 11-year-old K-Pop obsessed Skylar inexplicably switches bodies with her super strict

71-year-old headteacher, Ms Callus, she’s thrown into a hilarious world of dancing old

ladies gone viral and school rules thrown out the window, as she tries to figure out how on

earth to swap back!

But then the chance to meet her favourite boyband AZ8 in real life changes everything,

and Skylar must decide whether her K-Pop dream come true is worth risking being stuck as

an old lady for ever...

Singing with laugh-out-loud moments, this is a joyful and uplifting tale of friendship and

fandom, tackling big themes of empathy, activism, and of finding your true self.

Read the start of this brilliant fun adventure yourself via this pdf of the first chapters as part of the blogtour (thank you Kate and Walker!)

Check out the other stops on the blogtour for more exciting content and information:

About the author:

Luan Goldie’s debut novel for adults, Nightingale Point, was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the RSL Ondaatje Prize in 2020 and recently has been chosen as one of the titles for

World Book Night 2023. She is also the author of Homecoming, which featured on BBC Woman’s Hour, and These Streets, a family drama set in Stratford, London.

In 2018 she won the prestigious Costa Short Story Award and her short stories have appeared in Stylist, HELLO! and the Sunday Express. A former teacher, Goldie has over a decade’s worth of

experience teaching in London schools. She has also taught adults through London’s writer development agency Spread the Word, and is a First Story Writer-in-Residence working with young people in Tower Hamlets.

You can find Luan on Instagram @luangoldie, Twitter @LuanGoldie and at

Find out more via the publisher's website:

My thanks to Walker for a copy of the book and a spot on the blogtour.

@richreadalot, March 2024

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