The year is 1997. The location is Reading, England. Cleo Howard is at a very awkward age, (14 years old). She’s sure she’s an adult, so why won’t everyone realise this? Why won’t her chest realise this and grow? Why is maths class so hard? When will she stop feeling sad that her dad doesn’t live with her and her mum? Check here
Heavy metal music and men are her twin fascinations and she thanks Almighty Lemmy for metal and for her best friends; Ian who loves thrash as much as she does and Jenni, who is a Goth. Cleo and her friends go to school and to their local rock pub. They make lists of who is most attractive in the bands they love. They do all the stuff teenage metalheads will recognise doing. Cleo’s private diary is home to her deepest thoughts and and you can read it and maybe be spun back into your own metal past when you got told to turn your music down and that you would grow out of it.