Reasons why I can't have more pocket money according to Mum and Dad: 1) Because money can't buy happiness (true, but it does mean you can be miserable in comfort.) 2) Because Dad is a teacher, not a multi-millionaire. 3) Because when he was my age he only got 15p a year, blah blah blah 4) Because if I got extra money, my sister would have to get some too, or it wouldn't be fair. 5) Because if I'm so desperate, why don't I get a paper round or something? 6) Because it's time I learned that money doesn't grow on trees (if only!). Money makes people do crazy things, but how far will Phoebe and Ellie go to get some extra cash? In the second book of the Phoebe Trilogy, our heroine faces modern money dramas. A dodgy leaflet scam, breaking the law, baby-sitting for the rich, kidnapping, danger, and working out how on earth do you keep the 10th commandment with so many adverts around? But the loneliness of a rich girl and famine in poorer countries makes Phoebe take stock of her own values. As overweight Phoebe confronts issues of money, poverty and dieting, she takes a personal journey towards deciding just how much a person really needs in life.