Beth Reeks' friends say her first book "accurately represents teenagers now", and they are "really proud" of what she has achieved.
Her parents admitted they had no idea she was writing stories "to this length and to this quality", and described how the whole family was still coming to terms with seeing her work on the bookshelf.
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