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My secret diary: dating, dancing, dreams and dilemmas

My secret diary: dating, dancing, dreams and dilemmas

Wilson, Jacqueline; Sharratt, Nick

A memoir of Jacqueline Wilson's life as a teenager - her problems with her family, first love, her school life and her friends. Read extracts from her real secret teenage diaries and the stories she wrote as a teenager, to build up a fascinating picture of a real teenager and her inner life

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Corgi, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt
ISBN: 0552561568, 9780552561563
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2009.
Physical Description: 241 p. : ill., ports. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Women novelists, English 20th century Biography Juvenile literature.; Non-Fiction 9+.; Wilson, Jacqueline Childhood and youth Juvenile literature.; Literature.; Novelists, English 20th century Biography Juvenile literature.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6.2
Interest Level: UY
Points: 8
Quiz Number: 216500

Author note

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


"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"
The School Librarian||"Wonderfully written and engaging"
Lincolnshire Free Press||"A fascinating peep into the real Ms Wilson"
Newbury Weekly News

Back cover copy

Have you ever wondered what Jacqueline Wilson was like as a teenager? Did she have crushes on boys, argue with her parents and get embarrassed at school? Was teen life fifty years ago very different from today?

Read this totally engaging memoir to discover the innermost thoughts and feelings of fourteen-year-old Jacqueline, later to become Britain's best-loved children's author. As compelling as any of her novels, it includes extracts from her own real diary and original photos of Jacqueline and her friends!

'Literary superstar'