In this wonderfully written memoir of Jacqueline Wilson’s life as a teenager, stories about family problems, first love, school life and friends build up a fascinating picture of a real teenager and her inner life. She uses extracts from her real diary to cover issues as diverse as how she created beehive hairdos to her troubled school life.
Wonderfully written and engaging memoir of her life as a teenager. Linconshire Free Press 20090331 Liberally sprinkled with the tiny black and white photos of the time, this is a fascinating insight into the growing pains of a much loved and respected writer. Scool Librarian 20090701
About the 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.