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Dizzy [Kindle Edition]

Cathy Cassidy
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Cathy Cassidy's insight into teenage thinking is pin-point sharp while her light tone makes [her stories]


(Julia Eccleshare

Touching, tender and unforgettable (The Guardian)

I read this book over and over again because I loved it so much!! (Angelique, age 11)

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Dizzy by Cathy Cassidy is an irresistible story for girls aged 9+

'I never sleep, the night before my birthday . . . it's the only day of the year I hear from her . . .'

Dizzy's mum left when she was small. But every year, on her birthday, something arrives in the post - a present or a card with her mum's loopy writing on it. Dizzy has kept everything.

This year is different. Nothing comes in the post, but something amazing is about to arrive on Dizzy's doorstep. Something that will whisk her away - and put Dizzy's world in a spin.

Will her secret birthday wish come true?

'Touching, tender and unforgettable' - Guardian

'Cassidy's characters have real heart' - Sunday Telegraph

'Cathy Cassidy . . . is way better than Jacqueline Wilson' - Courtney, aged 10

***Includes delicious recipes, character quizzes and more!***

Cathy Cassidy wrote her first picture book for her little brother when she was eight or nine and has been writing fabulous stories ever since. Cathy is the bestselling author of Dizzy, Driftwood, Indigo Blue, Scarlett, Sundae Girl, Lucky Star, Gingersnaps and Angel Cake. The Chocolate Box Girls is a sumptuous series starring sassy sisters, super-cool boys and one of Cathy's biggest loves - chocolate. Cathy lives in Scotland with her family and of all the jobs she's had, writing has to be the best - it's the perfect excuse to daydream, after all!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1527 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (1 Oct 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI92KW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,615 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for girls 5 Dec 2005
By A Customer
Broken families, irresponsible parents, capable but insecure 12-year-olds - the themes of Dizzy belong firmly in the territory Jacqueline Wilson has so successfully marked out as her own. If you're going to trespass on that territory, you'd better have a talent for writing.
Thankfully, Cathy Cassidy clearly has such a talent. Far from being a Wilson wannabee, she has a strong voice of her own which takes the story off in sometimes unexpected directions. Dizzy is a great read, with a sympathetic and believable main character plunged into a situation beyond her control, and despite the unfortunately pink cover should appeal to all thoughtful and adventurous readers regardless of gender.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A summer with a difference 28 July 2004
By A Customer
This book is a great read - for boys as well as girls. Don't be misled by the girly cover: there's plenty inside to interest boys too. Follow the story of Dizzy's summer, from the moment her long-lost mum turns up on her 12th birthday and whisks her away to experience a very different life from the one she had before. Dizzy encounters a whole range of new people in places she'd never known existed, she makes new friends and experiences life on the road and under canvas at summer festivals. This page-turner makes you want to read on until you find out what happens. By the end of the story Dizzy has changed in a way she couldn't have, had she stayed at home with her dad - and guess where she ends up? I'm not telling you... What are you waiting for? Read it now!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This was a brillant start to Cathy Cassidys books.
The charecters are so believable and the book is ace.
I would reccomend this book to girls aged 10-14
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dizzy by Cathy Cassidy 12 Aug 2011
By Heena
Dizzy is a twelve-year-old girl who lives with her single Dad. Every year on her birthday, Dizzy receives a birthday present from her Mum, who ran away when Dizzy was four years old. This is what happened: One night, Dizzy's Mum kissed her extra hard and whispered "I love you" her ear. When Dizzy awoke the next morning, her Mum was gone.
Dizzy and her Dad managed to live together until her twelfth birthday. The morning of her birthday was going perfectly normal and included all of Dizzy's birthday traditions: cheese on toast carved into a number, depending on how old she was, a flower in a jam-jar, a banana milkshake and a tube of smarties wrapped in blue tissue paper. When the birthday girl goes down, there is usually a present from her Mum waiting in the post. But not today.
Dizzy comes home from school to find a grubby, purple VW van in her driveway. Whose could it be? As Dizzy goes into the living room, she finds a small, tanned woman sitting on her couch. She has a pierced eyebrow and about a thousand earings on the same ear.
"Hello Dizzy, Happy Birthday! Gosh, how much you've grown!" said the woman.
"Hello, Mum." Dizzy Says, through tears.
It is a birthday tradition for Dizzy and her Dad to order a mushroom Pizza, but because Dizzy's Mum is a vegan, she makes Miso soup, read-bean stew and muesli cake. During the evening, Storm (Dizzy's Mum's nickname) gives Dizzy's dad a lot to drink. This is because Storm wants Dizzy to come with her to her hippy-festivals, but Dizzy's dad disagrees. So, Storm gets Dizzy's dad drunk. Without knowing, he agrees. Dizzy is under the impression that he really has let her go, so she goes along with Storm.
At the festivals, Dizzy is re-united with an old friend called Fin.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great book 25 Jun 2005
Dizzy's mum left when she was only five. Dizzy eagerly awaits the fantastic presents she is sent every year, but on date of her 12th, a shocking yet pleasing present awaits her- her Mum!
In a whisk, Storm- what Dizzy's mother calls herself- takes Dizzy to her place (although it's not quite what she expects)but not telling her dad and before the End of year Exams...!
They travel to Scotland, where Dizzy discovers her mum is a traveller.
She has a romance with a childhood friend- Finn (is that how you spell it?)- and makes new friends also.
This is a teenage masterpiece and if you're bored in the Summer hols, then read Dizzy! It will go down a treat!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This isn't like Jacqueline Wilson! 5 Aug 2006
I thought that the books by Cathy Cassidy were going to be like Jacqueline Wilson, but they weren't so that was Ok. They were the same subjects as her, but written in a better way. It made you feel that it was written to you, like a letter.

Dizzy is about a girl whose Mum left her when she was little. Every Birthday her Mum sends a card, but this Birthday her Mum turns up at her house and takes her away with her to lots of Hippie festivals and things like that. At first she thinks it is great, but does she really want to leave her Dad and her old life behind for this?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZ!!!!!!! 18 Jan 2014
By Ruby
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Absolutely fab. Broke my heart.lovely words and meaning.It almost turns the pages for you.just like my life. Loved it real.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book review on Dizzy by Cathy Cassidy 18 Nov 2013
This book my old school gave to me when I left 4 months ago, I read this book a month ago and finished it within a week, I couldn't put it down.
Dizzy lives with her dad at home in Birmingham until a mysterious van turns up on Dizzy's birthday and swoops her away to a summer holiday camp, were she meets lots of friends along the way.
I would recommenced this book to anybody 8-14 years of age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brill dizzy
this book dizzy is by far the best of cathy Cassidy's books I have ever read it is really enjoyable
Published 1 month ago by Emma Conacur
5.0 out of 5 stars Dizzy - Cathy Cassidy
Great Book, Good Price whether it be new or second hand. The book is part of a set and will keep buying them as long as i can get hold of them.
Published 3 months ago by Charlotte
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic
I really love this book, very heartfelt and funny. You feel like you're actually there with Dizzy as she describes the festivals and how Mouse and Finn were injured. Read more
Published 3 months ago by david wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great easy read
Good young adult/young teen pick. Some heavy themes but a brilliant story that I always come back to re-read. A short easy to read story
Published 3 months ago by Rachael Adcock
2.0 out of 5 stars ok
it wasnt that good, the story dragged in lots of places. the storyline was strong and unpredictable in good way but i think Cathy might have wanted to make it longer an added in... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Zennor
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so dizzy
I thought it was very touching because her mum and dad broke up when dizzy was only young so I felt a bit happy when her mother came to see her over all I really enjoyed the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Anaya
5.0 out of 5 stars Same again!
Cathy has done it again, an amazing, heart touching story.
Cathy is my favourite author, she is so inspiring!
Published 5 months ago by wolfie
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read in years
Read this it's fantastic and its my second time reading it so make sure you read it now ! !
Published 5 months ago by lorna taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Dizzy
Dizzy is the coolest and sweetest book that I have ever read. It's just so interesting that you have to read on and on.

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Read more
Published 7 months ago by lindita
5.0 out of 5 stars Dizzy
Dizzy is a lovely book. It can be sad and funny but it can make you happy. I love dizzy and I hope you all will to. I hope you fall in love with the characters. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Scarlett Bryan
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