Something I Should Know by Siobhan Kalli
Thirteen-year-old Olivia wants to know the truth. She doesn’t want to go through her whole life wondering who her dad is and what it would be like to meet him. But her mum is so secretive about the whole thing: all she will say is that it’s complicated and Olivia is too young to understand.
So, when Olivia’s cousin Charlie suggests they take matters into their own hands and contact reality TV show Find Your Family, where they reunite family members who’ve lost touch, she knows this could be her only chance.
Together, the two girls fill in the online application form – and it all looks so easy! They are invited to appear on the show and travel to Greece to meet Alexandros Papadopoulos, her mum’s ex and Olivia’s dad.
But all is not as it seems. Someone is hiding the truth about Olivia’s real father. Who is he? Where is he? And how will he feel when he discovers the daughter he never knew he had?
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