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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Young Picador; 1 edition (19 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330438840
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330438841
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 21.6 x 3.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,677,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bindy Mackenzie is the smartest − and kindest − girl at Ashbury High. She likes to share her knowledge of common teen anxieties and offers lunchtime advisory sessions in a relaxed setting (the locker room). But when Bindy discovers that, despite all her hard work, nobody likes her, benevolent Bindy is banished − ruthless Bindy is about to be unleashed. Bindy records every moment of her new rebellious life in a project − from The Philosophical Musings of B. Mackenzie to extracts from her essays. But her scrapbook is also the key to a bizarre mystery − with Bindy herself at the centre. Only her friends can help her now. If only she had some. Becoming Bindy Mackenzie is the original sequel to Feeling Sorry for Celia and Finding Cassie Crazy. As ever, Jaclyn's writing is funny and scary, happy and sad and always fabulously feel-good! A few of the many rave reviews for her previous Macmillan novels: 'I absolutely loved it. I wish I had written it' Marian Keyes ‘Funny . . . moving . . . compulsive’ The 50 Best Books for Children, Independent ‘Funny, strange and improbably true’ Book of the Month, J17 'A good-natured who-dunnit. A pacey, tightly woven book’ TES

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Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney, Australia, and studied Law and English on three continents - at Sydney University in Australia, Yale in the US and Cambridge in England. She spent four years working as a media and entertainment lawyer but now writes full-time so she can go to work in her pyjamas. Jaclyn and her Canadian partner divide their time between Sydney and Montreal, depending where the summer is. Jaclyn's first novel for young adults, Feeling Sorry for Celia, was an instant best-seller in Australia, America and the UK. She followed this up with the equally fantastic Finding Cassie Crazy. Jaclyn also writes for adults.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rosamund on 20 May 2006
Format: Paperback
Mariarty continues the same fun form of narrative voice she used in her previous books through letters, transcripts, philosophical musings and even a short autobiography of the main character. Its plot is slightly dafter than that of the first two books, but it is just as insightful about the teenage mind and contains fresh, vibrant characters that are engaging and never become tiresome. Bindy, the main character, is sweet and likeable even as she blunders through life and fails to understand her peers. Moriarty's strength is these likeable characters she creates and her ability to give each one an individual voice, so rarely found in teen books. She writes with compassion, understanding, and is, above all, deeply humourous, making her books endlesly enjoyable - Becoming Bindy Mackenzie enjoys a continuation of this wonderful style with an interesting new character. It's essential reading for anyone who enjoyed Moriarty's first two books, and should attract new fans, too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lizziebeth on 16 Sep 2006
Format: Paperback
"Becoming Bindy Mackenzie" is a book about a kind and extremely smart year eleven student. Bindy has always tried to help her peers but one day she realises that actually they might not like her! So Bindy comes up with a plan and records her doings in her scrapbook but the scrapbook begins to reveal a bizarre mystery. Bindy needs the help of some friends but has she got any?

Jaclyn Moriarty writes in the style of letters and transcripts like her previous books. She makes you interested in this unusually girl, Bindy, from the very first page making it an enjoyable read. This book is humorous, interesting and unpredictable with a good plot. In this book we see the return of Elizabeth (Feeling Sorry for Celia) and Emily (Finding Cassie Crazy), this makes it much more enjoyable for those who have read the previous books, and makes you love these characters instantly (no matter what they do) but if you haven't read the other books it doesn't matter, you'll still love the characters. It isn't my favourite book by Jaclyn Moriarty (Finding Cassie Crazy is my favourite) but I still think it's great and would recommend it. Once you've started it, you have to keep reading till it's finished.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 20 Feb 2010
Format: Paperback
I love this book; it's so unusual. Usually books written in note/diary format don't give you the full perspective, but I really felt like I got inside the characters' heads in this novel. The storyline went into directions which I wasn't at all expecting and that just made it even more interesting! I'd definitely recommend this book. I love all of Jaclyn Moriarty's teen novels but this one is my favourite.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By crezi on 20 Jan 2011
Format: Paperback
Rather than the usual third person or first person book, this book contains snippets of Bindy's life, from letters to diary entries and even bits of German homework. Bindy Mackenzie, a really clever and snotty girl realises that not everybody loves her - in fact, she has no friends at all. I liked this because it gives you a realistic idea on what Bindy is like - you can really step in her shoes. The dialect is witty and acerbic and the plot well thought out and unpredictable. Because it is in short extracts and bits of her life, its one of those books that you can just read a bit when you have five minutes, but it really makes you want to constantly read on.

If you have read any of Jaclyn Moriarty's other books, this one is very similar, and if you haven't, I recommend you to try it as it is very different to the norm.
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