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Girls in love

Girls in love

Wilson, Jacqueline, author; Sharratt, Nick, illustrator

This is the first in a series of books about teenage girls from award-winning author Jacqueline Wilson. Ellie, Nadine and Magda are best friends. They are in Year Nine, and their lives are dominated by boys

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 13+. Teenage Fiction. Young adult fiction. General.
Published London: Corgi, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt
ISBN: 0552557331, 9780552557337
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 1997.
Physical Description: 156 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Teenage girls Social life and customs Fiction.; Friendship Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.4
Interest Level: UY
Points: 5
Quiz Number: 204096

Author note

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 (forThe Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (forDouble 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.


"Mix some Adrian Mole-style philosophising with Judy Blume-type teenage angst and you have the recipe forGirls in Love, a hilarious, deftly written novel"
BBC Family Life Magazine||"Will certainly stir pre-teen interest . . . Told with her usual readable style"
The Bookseller||"Delightful"
Observer||"A moving and realistic story about love and about losing a parent"
Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle