Katie Long came from a musical family; her father had been a semi-professional musician and her mother a singer in his band. Katie had inherited her mother’s voice and her father’s love for the guitar, but life had played a cruel trick on her by inflicting her with a severe allergic condition and asthma.
Katie’s love for music shielded her from despair, however, and she spent her time when not at school practicing in her bedroom, learning to play, writing songs, and trying to better her gifted elder brother’s flair with the six string.All this made her withdrawn at school and so she was bullied by her peers who didn’t understand, and her school didn’t do anything to stop it, so she retreated even further into her music and dreamed one day of becoming a rock star. It seemed though that this would only ever remain a dream.
Then a couple of unrelated incidents on her fifteenth birthday set off a chain of events that put her on the path to realising her dream, but if Katie was to achieve her ambition, then she would have to overcome her bullying classmates, prejudice and her shyness, all of which would test her resolve to the fullest.