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The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow (The Magpie Society, 1)

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With Illumen Hall students Audrey and Ivy still on a mission to find out what happened to Lola Radcliffe last year, it seems they’ve got another almighty mystery on their hands and a whole lot more sorrow in Two For Joy… Sugg, along with The Slow Mo Guys and Vice News, featured in television, print, and billboard advertisements by YouTube in the UK which ran from 25 September 2014. [46] [47] [48] The prime time TV adverts were broadcast on the three terrestrial UK channels. [46] [47] [48] Sugg then featured on the 2014 single " Do They Know It's Christmas?" as part of the Band Aid 30 charity supergroup, raising money for the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. [49] [50] [51] The single debuted at No.1 on the UK Official Singles Chart. [52] Sugg also took part in the 2015 Comic Relief edition of The Great British Bake Off. [53] [54] A sequel to Girl Online, titled Girl Online: On Tour, was released on 20 October 2015. [55] [56] A third book, Girl Online: Going Solo, was published on 17 November 2016. [57] Sugg's books, alongside those by other YouTubers, were criticised in 2017 for 'not being challenging enough' in a number of UK newspapers. [58] [59] In September 2015, Madame Tussauds announced that they had placed wax figures of Sugg and Deyes on display in their London-based museum. [60] The primary characters are some-what relatable and entertaining with their own air of mystery that adds to the story. However, there doesn’t appear to be any noticeable character development. Furthermore, the secondary characters and love interests are all seemingly created to be unlikeable as they constantly lie, have fake personalities and embody stereotypical clichés.

The setting adds much to the texture of the story. Can you tell us about why you chose to set the story there?Audrey ( Zoe) and Ivy ( Amy) do not get off to the best start and can’t stand each other, but as they’re drawn deeper into the mystery of the terrible murder they find that there is something dangerous at the heart of the school. One for Sorrow will be told via the alternating first person perspectives of the lead characters Audrey – written by Amy McCulloch – and Ivy – written by Zoe Sugg – with the narrative being jointly plotted by both authors. Smith, Carl (10 September 2013). "YouTubers Alfie Deyes, Zoella and Jim Chapman team up with the National Citizen Service". Sugarscape. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013 . Retrieved 11 March 2014.

Does where you sit down to write matter, and how did you get into the mindset of each of your characters or the mood for certain scenes? .

Who killed Lola Radcliffe?!

Thanks to thatalmighty cliffhanger, the end of The Magpie Society: One For Sorrow kept us up until the early hours feeling like we’d been robbed of our whodunnit revelation… Who killed Lola Radcliffe?! Zoe: As a large part of the book is based around the Magpie Society and the superstitions surrounding magpies, we felt that the creepy nursery rhyme “One for sorrow, two for joy” felt completely apt. Not only is the rhyme eery, but having sorrow in the title also made complete sense with the overall plot of the book.

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