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Girls Under Pressure
by Jacqueline Wilson (more about Jacqueline Wilson) 195/44 illustrated by Nick Sharratt
first published 1998
Real Life Drama for ages 10 to 13 published by Doubleday
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £9.34, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
9/10 Very good. I am pleased with this.
What's it about?
The story continues about Ellie, Nadine and Magda and their trials and tribulations of being year nine teenagers.
What happens?
Ellie, Magda and Nadine are best friends, always have been always will be. In this second book the girls find themselves facing new pressures from other people, who want them to be things they are not. Ellie is fed up with being the small fat one and so goes on a drastic diet, Nadine gets caught up in the world of the would-be model and Magda finds that boys keep getting the wrong idea about her!
Is it easy to read?
Easily read by an independent reader, but as with all the books in this trilogy it is about serious issues which might not be suitable for younger readers.
Anything else?
Jacqueline Wilson proves that her talent spreads to all ages, older readers will find this storyline easy to identify with. Wilson takes some very serious and often frightening issues which teenage girls have to cope with and presents them to her readers in such a way that they become slightly amusing but retain their reality. Through her books girls get the chance to look at problems which might arise in their lives and see ways of dealing with them or even avoiding them altogether. This is absolutely brilliant and should be on every girls bookshelf, wouldn't hurt a few boys to read it either!
Other books by Jacqueline Wilson include Bad Girls, Best Friends, Buried Alive!, Cliffhanger, Connie and the Water Babies, Double Act, Dustbin Baby, Girls in Love, Girls Out Late, Glubbslyme, How to Survive Summer Camp, Lizzie Zipmouth, Lola Rose, Midnight, My Brother Bernadette, Secrets, Sleepovers, The Bed and Breakfast Star, The Cat Mummy, The Dare Game, The Illustrated Mum, The Lottie Project, The Mum-Minder, The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Suitcase Kid, The Werepuppy, Twin Trouble, Vicky Angel.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
A sequel to "Girls in Love". Ellie, Magda and Nadine all try to change their looks - with drastic consequences. This novel tackles the difficult issues of teenage eating disorders with compassion and humour.
And what do you think?
Hannah Hopkins, St Andrews School, Eastbourne
I really enjoyed Girls under Pressure because it is my type of book.I liked it because there was a lot going on. My friend Holly suggested it to me and I suggest it to anyone. I think it would be for people the age of 11 or 12. I liked the bit when they w
Hannah, Belfast
I really liked this book because I felt like I could sympathise with Ellie because I think I am very fat and I felt a lot better about myself knowing that other girls and women do go through this. Although I have to say that I never had the energy to take
Madison, Peterborough
Ellie, along with her best friends Magda and Nadine are growing up in the real world as three fourteen-year-old girls. As they overcome their own stepping stones in life they also manage to stay firm friends...with of course the occasional bickering! It i
Susan Harrison, Amazon.co.uk
When a teen magazine begins its hunt for a new cover girl, three friends, each very different in style and personality, become obsessed by the way they look. As Nadine starts to change her appearance, Magda becomes more infatuated by designer labels and t
Wilda Shum, St Paul's Convent School
I come from Hong Kong. I think this book is very intreresting. Before reading this book, I wanted to keep fit, but now after reading this book I don't want to keep fit. In this book, I like Eggs most. I wish I can read the first book, but I can't think fi
Sara, Belfast
I simply loved ''Girls under Pressure'', it really gets into Ellie¦s mind or any other thirteen or fourteen years old girl... Ellie and her friends are REALLY under pressure when Magda realises what boys think about her, Nadine has a great modelling More...
Natalie, The Firs
This is a really great book about 3 girls demonstrating the life (and theworries!!) of teenagers. This book is so COOL!!!!!! :-)
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