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Gone Missing (Diary) [Paperback]

Jean Ure
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Book Description

3 Jan 2007 Diary

Jean Ure returns with more warmth and wit in a brilliant book about what happens when two girls decide to run away from home.

Fourteen-year-old Jade is fed up with fighting with her mum and step-dad, and her shy sixteen-year-old friend Honey is having a miserable time with her mum, but when Jade decides they should both run away, Honey isn't so sure.

It's only when they get to London and things don't work out quite how they expected that Honey shows she has hidden depths, and Jade realises that home is not so bad after all…


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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (3 Jan 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007224591
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007224593
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 13.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 569,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jean Ure has been writing for almost as long as she can remember. She had her first book published while she was still at school and has been writing ever since.

Over the years she has tried her hand at many different genres, sometimes through necessity, sometimes to fulfil a commission, sometimes for the sheer fun of experimenting; but the genre in which she is most at home is the genre in which she started out,which would no doubt be pigeon-holed in that dull and stodgy-sounding category, Social Realism. Her books, however, are far from either dull or stodgy. They are essentially books about young people, her protagonists typically being somewhere between the ages of ten and fourteen. Many have serious themes, even, in the case of BECKY BANANAS, tragic; others are more light-hearted. But all are written with warmth and humour and a lightness of touch which can entice even the most reluctant of readers whilst still providing food for thought.

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Praise for Gone Missing

"Fans of Jean Ure and new readers alike will love this fast-paced, action driven new novel." INIS

‘Jean Ure does that girl thing like no one else.’ Graham Marks, Publishing News

Praise for Passion Flower:
‘A funny and realistic read – we loved it.’ Mizz

Praise for Pumpkin Pie:
‘The heroine I've been waiting for.' Times

Praise for Shrinking Violet:
‘Grown-ups love Bridget Jones’ Diary, but youngsters will adore Violet Alexander’s.’ Liverpool Echo

‘Excellent for any nine-up and will almost certainly lead to an addiction to Ure.’ Observer

Praise for Becky Bananas:
‘The writing transcends any trace of heaviness.’
Guardian

Praise for Fruit and Nutcase:
‘Jean Ure never puts a foot wrong.’ Daily Telegraph

Praise for The Secret Life of Sally Tomato:
‘Rhymes, sauciness, letters, irony, comedy, comic characters… a proper little turn-on for boys. A must-buy book.’ Books for Keeps

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Running away is the easy part...


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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good story, well told 11 Jan 2007
Format:Paperback
Jean Ure is a good storyteller without ever becoming predictable or following a formula. In this story Jade and Honey decide to leave home and they encounter the inevitable anxities and insecurities of being alone. But it is encouraging that a most unlikely 'hero' comes to their rescue and that the end of the story combines a feelgood return on the one hand with a break for freedom on the other. The characters in this book are all believable and the illustrations, as with all of Karen Donnelly's are wonderfully observant. The body language in the drawing on on page fifty is perfect! A throughly good read with a pace that is maintained right to the end. Highly recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GONE MISSING Book Review 2007 2 Jan 2008
Format:Paperback
Gone Missing is about two girls, Jade Rutherford, who is 14, and Honey de Vito, who is 16. Jade and Honey decide to leave home after have a miserable time with their parents. They leave trails to make everyone believe they've gone to Glasgow, when they really go to London. They get to Darcy's house and everything's fine at first, but when they get kicked out they don't know what to do...full of comedy, calamity and cool characters!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gone Missing (Diary Series) 30 Aug 2013
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I loved this book!! Very exciting and at times even scary. I recommend it for girls 11+ . I will be definitely be reading more from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5* 8 Aug 2013
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Life like with a hint of fantasy but all the same realistic in most ways! Great book,fun 2 read! :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars One word _ amazing 30 July 2013
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Amazing a must have
price is a bargain would recommend for nine up. Written by a nine yr old best book ever
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