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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun and thought provoking
I read this as a teenager (it was borrowed from the library) and loved it so much that I remembered the title for 15 years and then bought a copy second hand on Amazon. A lovely story about friends who invent a character "Melanie Pluckrose" at first with the aim of mischief and then more altruistic ideas. What I remembered so clearly was the way that when they each...
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3.0 out of 5 stars My old Headmaster.....
........wrote this book. He was such a good writer, although not known at all. He also wrote 'Magic with Everything' and my old art teacher designed and drew the cover of the book. I even have a signed copy by him. This book is not as good as Magic with Everything, but still funny, imaginative and the kind of book you want to read again and again. If you like books that...
Published on 11 Mar. 2001 by MS V LLOYD-BUSHELL


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun and thought provoking, 25 Oct. 2010
This review is from: The Melanie Pluckrose Effect (Puffin Books) (Paperback)
I read this as a teenager (it was borrowed from the library) and loved it so much that I remembered the title for 15 years and then bought a copy second hand on Amazon. A lovely story about friends who invent a character "Melanie Pluckrose" at first with the aim of mischief and then more altruistic ideas. What I remembered so clearly was the way that when they each dressed up as Melanie, they gained confidence. It is strange how hard it is to step out of yourself when you are a teenager and this shows that you will not always be who you think you are stuck being. What amazes me most is that a man wrote it - I don't think that many men could write a book about the way teenage girls feel as accurately as this. It is very British too which was unusual for this era - we were mainly reading american imports back then or british school stories 40 years old. I am buying some more copies as Christmas presents for my young teen cousins.
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3.0 out of 5 stars My old Headmaster....., 11 Mar. 2001
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MS V LLOYD-BUSHELL (Hereford, Herefordshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
........wrote this book. He was such a good writer, although not known at all. He also wrote 'Magic with Everything' and my old art teacher designed and drew the cover of the book. I even have a signed copy by him. This book is not as good as Magic with Everything, but still funny, imaginative and the kind of book you want to read again and again. If you like books that are quite real and believeable, and friendly, this is the one for you.
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