Dont You Forget About Me by Liz TippingAn athlete, a princess, a brain, a criminal, a basket case…
Cara Dunham is definitely one of them. But stuck in her small hometown, with no prospects of escape, shes struggling to find her thing. Her life is more book club than Breakfast Club and there is no Judd Nelson in sight!
So when Cara is invited to a school reunion she knows this is her chance to channel her inner Molly Ringwald and grab her John Hughes moment, once and for all. Because her teenage love, Daniel Rose will be there, the coolest boy at school and the one that got away.
But transforming into an 80s icon isnt easy and Cara enlists the help of her oldest friend, Stubbs, to teach her all she needs to know about being cool and quirky – a la Ringwald.
Except Stubbs thinks she’s perfect, just as she is and takes it upon himself to show Cara that her life might not be ‘movie perfect’, but there is always another take to get things right. And maybe the hero shes dreamed of has been under her nose the whole time…
From the author of the hilarious Five Go Glamping comes your perfect summer read
Don't You (Forget About Me)
It was the mids and we were on the verge of making it big all over the world, having just released Sparkle in the Rain. However, as with many UK bands, the US was proving tough to crack. Then our record company came to us with an idea. The director John Hughes was making a movie called The Breakfast Club , and they thought it would be a great vehicle for their bands. Nah, we write our own songs.
The global success of the chart-topping breakout No., Inexorably linked to and assuredly helped along by its prominent placement in a defining movie of the decade, The Breakfast Club , the song catapulted Simple Minds into a glorious period of USA superstardom.
Is it possible to bully a decade? Can someone help an epoch out and pull that thing off, please? Even among the greats there was some self-abasement going on in an effort to keep up with the Joneses… the Howard Joneses. Not that it was a completely ignoble goal. In retrospect, this might be the most wonderful thing about the 80s. It was a transitional period full of huge, nationally shared moments but also tiny, secret scenes. Purple Rain -era Prince was culturally ubiquitous in a way that even the top seller of , Drake , could never hope to achieve in our more splintered landscape.