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 their best friend Ellie, who feels plain in comparison to her two more glamorous colleagues, finds herself tumbling into the abyss of bulimia.
A sharp, well-observed and uncomfortable look at the teenage years, Girls Under Pressure successfully highlights the fears of a group of young girls on the cusp of adulthood. With her three main characters struggling to come to terms with who they are, Wilson still manages to maintain a sense of humour which somehow helps to make the horror of the story even more real. --Susan Harrison
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"The narrators speak so amusingly that everyone from seven to fourteen feels included . . . Wilson addresses the issues in a light-hearted but sensible way" (Adele Geras TES
"As usual Wilson gets right inside her characters and their feelings, portraying them with understanding and sympathy . . . An excellent and timely book" (Kids Out, Book of the Month