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Best-loved author Jacqueline Wilson continues the captivating story of her life with this gripping account of her teenage years – school life, first love, friends, family and everything! With real-life extracts from her actual secret diaries, as well as the stories she wrote in her teens, it’s a fascinating picture of what this favourite author was like when she was young. Find out which songs Jacky danced to and how she wore her hair; read about her troubled school life, her budding talent for writing, and how she dealt with problems at home. Written with Jacky’s matchless warmth and wisdom, this is a fascinating look at a talented teen growing up, and at everyday life in the Fifties and Sixties.

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Corgi Childrens

Date published

March 4th, 2010

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.2; Upper years; 8.0 points

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  • 276 pages




Jacqueline Wilson

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  1. Sushi123
    on 24 July 2016

    Looks fun

  2. Ploppoo
    on 18 March 2016


    5out of 5
  3. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    i absoloutly love this book.i read every day.i must say it keeps me VERY occupied

    5out of 5
  4. zippy123
    on 8 March 2014

    This is a great book about Jacqueline Wilson’s teenage life. it is interesting to know about what she got up to and that she started writing when she was a teenager and about her first job.

  5. books2000
    on 8 March 2014

    its good

  6. Catherine0703
    on 6 March 2014

    Amazing to know what Jacqueline Wilson done when she was a child as she is such a great author

  7. Spidergirl
    on 5 March 2014

    Another great book by a great author

    5out of 5
  8. KarlMagic33
    on 7 March 2013

    Really Good!

  9. Paradise56
    on 6 March 2013

    love this book its really good

    5out of 5
  10. samcharlie123
    on 6 March 2013

    Another great book by Jacky Wilson. Her diary when she was a teen.

    4out of 5
  11. Sherlock25
    on 4 March 2013

    I think this Is a great book, demonstrating how Jacqueline grew up and lived in the 1950’s onward, I would recommend this to any jack fan :)

  12. Melody123
    on 23 November 2012

    Amazing Jacky!

    4out of 5
  13. amylou215
    on 4 October 2012

    This is a brilliant, girly book. It tells you exactly what Jacqueline Wilson was like as a teenager, and the extracts of her diary are GREAT! If you love Jacqueline Wilson, definitely read it!

    5out of 5
  14. Wildcat95
    on 14 July 2012

    OMG I’ve only got a little bit through it but i LOVE IT ALREADY , i couldn’t believe it when Jacky got hit by a car i almost cried, some of it is quite funny too.

    P.S Jacky’s school clothes are awful ,(poor her)

    5out of 5
  15. migit1
    on 4 March 2012

    Really cool! I have always wondered if she had a boyfreind or not!

  16. salimisra
    on 1 March 2012

    this si the second book about jacqueline wilsons life and is aimed at teenagers, it is a grat book leading you through her life as a child/teenager

    5out of 5
  17. sweethart184
    on 25 February 2012


  18. khez786
    on 11 February 2012

    i really like this book its way cool

  19. CarribbeanCuba
    on 6 September 2011

    Ive noticed some children have commeted things such as “I found this book was a bit old for me”. Personally, i loved this book, and i finished it in a day reading non-stop. It was interesting, and full of diffrent topics, i would recomend, a good buy. :D

  20. TeganBrownieXD
    on 19 May 2011

    This was a really intresting book! I loved learning about how Jacky grew up. I know that lots of other girls will enjoy this book just as much as I did! I loved it!

    5out of 5
  21. kitty27
    on 3 March 2011

    th part that i read was brilliantly heart felt and when i thought it was done it showed me pics of jaqueline and her granparent wow!!

  22. UltimateBookWorm
    on 3 March 2011

    I think this book is definately for older readers especially as Jacqueline Wilson was 14 when she wrote this. I’m 12 and I think it was a might have been a bit too old for me. Four stars.

    4out of 5
  23. elsdon
    on 3 March 2011

    i liked the other jacqueline wilson books better as i am 11 this was a little old for me my mum said.

    3out of 5

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