Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson
Jacqueline Wilson is bang on form with the superb Secrets, a stirring story of two young girls from opposite sides of the tracks and the effect they have on each others lives. India lives in the lap of luxury on a posh housing estate. Her mum is a famous children's clothes designer and her dad is top man at a top company. But India is far from happy with her life. Her uptight anorexic mother does little to hide her disappointment in her chubby offspring, and her dad is decidedly distracted these days, so India follows in the footsteps of her heroine Anne Frank and reveals all in her secret diary. Treasure lives in a council flat with her glamorous, line-dancing Nan but is scared she may one day have to go back to live with her mum. She, too, keeps a diary but hers is called the Terrible Terry Torture Manual and is filled with all the things she would like to do to get her own back on her bullying stepfather. Treasure, the floppy-haired stringbean, and India, the rotund red-head, meet ... read more
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