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goggle eyes [Audio Cassette]

anne fine
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: chivers (1989)
  • ASIN: B002KD7L48
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,775,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Anne Fine leads a double life as an author. Of her eight novels for adult readers, she describes seven as black comedies and the first, The Killjoy, as simply 'dead black'. These adult novels cause readers to squirm with mingled horror and delight as she peels away the layers in all too familiar family relationships, exposing the tangled threads and conflicts beneath. It's therefore perhaps not surprising that Anne has openly expressed astonishment at the fact that murder in the domestic setting is not more common.
A great favourite for discussions in reading groups, Anne Fine's work has been published in over forty-five languages. Despite this, she remains best known in her home country, Britain, as a writer principally for children. She has twice won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Awards, the Guardian Children's Book Prize and numerous other prizes and awards. She was the second Children's Laureate from 2001-3, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded an OBE for services to children's literature.
Anne Fine is an entertaining and engaging speaker on the subject of books and reading, and is in demand the world over for her tireless enthusiasm, common sense approach to literacy, and for the deliciously wicked humour that permeates all her writing.
Find out more about Anne's dual lives at www.annefine.co.uk

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FABULAS 4 Mar 2001
By A Customer
Kitty Killin is not only the worlds greateststory teller when it comes to unwanted boyfriends. That's why she is sent to the dark privacy of the lost property cupboardto talk to her about her problems. She tells the story of her mum and her mums unwanted boyfriend. She give him the worst time of his life so that he breaks up with her mum. i think was a great book and recommend it to others of the age 8-11.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 12 May 2000
By A Customer
A extrordinary book about Kitty who hates her mothers boyfriend. Everyone seems to like him but her. Why doesn't Kitty like him? She makes life as difficult as possible for him but he will not leave. Very funny! I liked this book as it was funny and an easy read. I have read this book before but I could read it again and again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Goggle Eyes 14 July 2009
The book opens with a dramatic scene. A girl charges into a classroom tears streaming down her face. She is uncharacteristically rude to her teacher and then emotionally runs out of her classroom. The main protagonist Kitty is sent after her and not knowing why she is chosen she reluctant follows the other girl to the locker room. Its from there that the scene is set for Kitty to tell her story to her upset classmate. It transpires that the other girl Helly, has a divorced mother with a new man in her life that she hates. Kitty then realizes why she was chosen and then proceeds to tell her story of " Goggle Eyes". The novel is a funny subtle exploration of the pain of adjusting to divorce and then having the new balance of mother and children upset with a new and possibly permanent man in the family. It is about the gradual maturity of the main character learning to live with and reluctantly like a man who is the exact opposite of her, temperamentally, politically and in many other ways and realizing that such a situation can work.

It is a charming, sometimes hilarious story with well developed characters and some political content as well. Can be enjoyed by adults as well as teenagers.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great book with an excellent social issue 26 Jun 2001
By A Customer
This book is a fantastic book with a fanatic plot leaving you in suspence, wondering what will happen to Goggle-eyes and if kitty will ever like Gerald Falkner. The informal langage (slang) is funny as it makes you feel more in the book. The way Anne Fine describes Gerald Falkner ,and his persistance towards nuclear power lets you in to the heart of the book. I would recomend this book for 10 to 12 year old's
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I would reccomend this book to 10 year olds or above, she uses slang and uses charecters of our age(10/11)making it easy to relate to. It is based on an 11 year old girl whose parents have split up and the father is out of the picture but after numerous boyfriends her mum meets gerald faulkner , the most discusting, most annoying man she's ever met, in her opinion. he tries to bribe them with sweets and is conatantly having arguements about nuclear power( which kitty's mum is totally against, gerald is totally for.) Eventually after a long night of protesting at the nuclear power plant kitty's mum gets back in a police car in a terrible state. she's really stressed and ends up chucking him out...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cool 24 Feb 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I liked this book because of how Anne fine puts the book in Kittys point of view.
I was told to read this book because of a drama thing I had to do for an exam.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Goggle eyes 13 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
this was a fantastic book which I loved because it was good fun I, would recommend this book to all young readers from age 9-12 really enjoyed funny aswell
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars you wont enjoy unless you are under 12
We had to do this for homework in year 7, read goggle eyes and do lots of work on it and it wasnt an interesting book to start with but after a while it just got SO BORING! Read more
Published on 8 May 2009 by Emilie-Liza and Diane
4.0 out of 5 stars Goggle-eyes is a fantastic book to read.
published by puffin.
The story is set in a school in England.
Kitty Killen a girl-is a good story teller. Read more
Published on 24 Jun 2003 by Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars a very intersting book and can't ever put it down
"my haert thumping with excitement and wanting to now more" this is the exact feeling it gave me and it would to you to if you read it. Read more
Published on 30 May 2003 by "eiramulfat"
4.0 out of 5 stars a great read for children aged 11-13
This is a truely great book. It is a story about Kitty, whose mum and dad have split up and after a number of boyfriends, her mum then meets Gerald Faulkner(Gerald Faulkner), who... Read more
Published on 14 Nov 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars it looks into real life problems
i recommend this book to 11yr olds because it is very funny and it explains the problems and worries of an 11yr old. Read more
Published on 26 Jun 2001
1.0 out of 5 stars i don't really care for it
this book is for more mature readers and they could of spiced it up a little more by adding some more action like harry potter and a little more humour and shouldn't drag the... Read more
Published on 26 Jun 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
I have read this book, and i think it is a 5star. I like the informal language that she use such as 'gibbily'. Goggle eyes would be a fascinating book for young readers. Read more
Published on 26 Jun 2001
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