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The fantastic fourth instalment in the bestselling Girls series for Jacqueline's older fans, featuring an introduction from the author.

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Jacqueline Wilson (Author) JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade. 'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES 'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' BOOKSELLER Nick Sharratt (Illustrator) Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children and won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed great success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson books. Nick lives in Edinburgh.

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Gr 6-9-This fourth book in the series furthers the trials and tribulations of best friends Ellie, Magda, and Nadine. Ellie experiences many ups and downs (mainly downs) as she grapples with the shaky relationships all around her. Her dad and stepmom are continuously fighting, her little brother's hopelessly annoying, and her friends seem to be excluding her. Her "perfect" boyfriend proves not so perfect as he plagiarizes her beloved cartoon character for a drawing contest, and when all of the friends get drunk at a party, he ends up making out with Magda. The teen has to come to the realization that her forever friends and forever boyfriend may not actually be forever. This is a quick, enjoyable read, complete with British vernacular and humor. It will appeal to many girls facing relationship issues.-Michele Shaw, Yorkshire Academy, Houston, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

From teary-eyed teens to outer-space travelers, favorite characters return in new series installments. Girls in Tears wraps up Jacqueline Wilson's Girls quartet, continuing the story of Ellie and her best friends, Nadine and Magda. This time, Ellie's infatuation with Russell threatens the trio's unbreakable bond, as the author delivers a message about friendship and first love in an easygoing, humorous tale filled with British slang. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

"An easygoing, humorous tale" * Publisher's Weekly * "Will appeal to many girls facing relationship issues" * School Library Journal * "I'd recommend it to all teenage girls" * Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle *

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