Roll up! Roll up! We have a special quiz in store for you guys today. Some may even say it’s magical. Why? Well, we want you to build your very own circus. Ever thought about which popstar would make a brilliant tight rope walker or lol-worthy clown? Then this is the quiz for you.
We’ve been reading about the circus a lot, recently. Lisa Heathfield has a brand new book out called ‘Flight Of A Starling’. The story follows two sisters, Rita and Lo, and their surreal upbringing in a family-run circus. Every night the girls fly through the air in their trapeze act. There’s feathers, glitter, bright lights and thundering applauses. But, things begin to crumble when Lo falls for a boy and secrets begin to tear the family apart.
It’s a heartbreaking read. But would you expect anything less from Lisa? Her previous two novels, ‘Seed’ and ‘Paper Butterflies’ will have you tearing up quicker than a John Green book and ‘Flight Of A Starling’ has just the same wow-factor.
Fancy experiencing the magic of the circus, yourself? Build your very own fantasy playground in the quiz below. Of course, our pretend circus will be more along the lines of Cirque du Soleil than anything else. We’re fully against animal cruelty here at MP! and support organisations like CAPS – who help rescue captured animals who are forced to perform in the circus from all around the world.
Once you’ve finished building your own circus, we’ll reveal which popstar will be part of your double act. Will you have a stand-up comedy routine with Shawn Mendes? Or perhaps be in a clown duo with Luke Hemmings. Let’s find out.
Start reading ‘Flight of a Starling’ by Lisa Heathfield
‘The air in the alleyway sticks to my skin. The bricks sit too close, pushing grief deeper into me. I stop to touch the walls.
Were you here, Lo?
I listen for a reply. Listen hard for her laughter, but it’s not here. The silence grips so hard at my heart that I don’t know how I breathe.’
Who is part of your circus double act? Let us know who you got in the comments below. Once you’re done, share the quiz with your friends and tweet the results @MaximumPop.