Emmy Levels Up

You can't reload real life.

Author Helen Harvey

Suitable for:  Readers aged between 8-12, fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Cathy Cassidy as well as Cath Howe. Readers who are interested in themes of bullying and also online gaming.

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-277464-4
Publication date: 01/04/2021
Paperback: 304 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Online, Emmy is a star gamer with fans who love to watch her videos. At school, Emmy is friendless and bullied. Vanessa, AKA the Queen of Mean, has decided that Emmy is a weirdo with bad handwriting, horrible fashion sense, and no dad.
Can Emmy level up, join forces with some new friends, and beat the bullies?

This page was last updated on 24 March 2023 at 04:30 GMT


  • Such a positive story about gaming; original and heart-warming. - Julia Green, author of The Children of Swallow Fell
  • A sensitively-handled portrayal of bullying; deeply authentic & perfectly-pitched for its MG audience. - Kirsty Applebaum, author of The Middler
  • Harvey tackles themes of anxiety, gaming, friendship, working class backgrounds, step families and bullying. It's an important read that so many children will be able to connect to and discuss within classroom too. Should be in every school! - A. M. Dassu, author of Boy, Everywhere
  • A really sensitive exploration of bullying (but also managing to be a page turner). With added gaming joy! - Louie Stowell, author of The Dragon in the Library
  • A perfect MG family drama with bags of energy and humour. - Elen Caldecott, author of The Marsh Road Mysteries
  • Written with delicate precision, sensitivity and empathy, Harvey has crafted a thoughtful, moving narrative that echoes the likes of R. J. Palacio, Stewart Foster and Zanib Mian. - Bluebird Reviews
  • A fantastic story about gaming, friendship and standing up for yourself. - Library Girl and Book Boy
  • This is a pacey read that will go down a storm in KS2 classrooms. - Books for Topics
  • An authentic portrayal of bullying which is also very readable, relatable and empowering. - BookTrust
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