Girls In Tears Hardcover – 1 Oct 2002
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Jacqueline Wilson's Girls In Tears is the fourth instalment in her successful Girls series, following the lives and loves of three buddies--Ellie, Magda and Nadine--each very different but each bound by an absolute bond of friendship.
As ever, things are not running so smoothly for the girls. Ellie's romance is on its last legs, thanks to a persistent boyfriend, Nadine is "in love" with a boy she met on the Internet and is planning to go and meet him despite the other girls' insistence that things may not be quite as they seem, and Magda's hamster has died, leaving her less than happy with her friends' response to her grief. Each of them is shedding tears (rivers of them, in fact) and none of them can quite get to grips with the idea that their all-time best mates seem to be so absorbed in their own problems that communication between them is fast breaking down...
Jacqueline Wilson, award-winning queen of tell-it-as-it-is children's literature, hits the teen spot with this straightforward, highly enjoyable novel, adding further flesh to the bones of the characters her loyal readers will have come to love in Girls In Love, Girls Under Pressure and Girls Out Late. She tackles the everyday issues that really count (school, boys, family life, friendship, bad hair, imperfect bodies...) perfectly capturing the raw emotions her characters endure through their daily lives, while telling a darn good story that will leave readers asking, "How soon can we read the next one?".
Age 11 and over. --Susan Harrison
"This story is full of mixed emotions. You'll be full of tears, but happy ones as well as sad ones... I'd recommend it to all teenage girls." (Charlotte Young Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle)See all Product Description
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If your over 13 than this is the book for you, if boys and the net are part of your everyday life than this is the book for you. And if you just want a story which will keep your reading on and to have a good laugh and cry then Girls in tears is for you.
I also used to be a big Girls Series fan but over the last year I've become annoyed by the books.
The main character of Ellie is very annoying throughout the book, her attitude at most times just annoys and makes me want to yell "Just get over it!" at her.
The biggest problem I find with the books on whole is that they are written aobut three thirteen year old girls. That is what makes it unbelievable. They are thirteen year old girls who get into a over 18's nightclub without proof of age in the first book. Nadine dates college boys and all three of them talk aobut having sex at their age. They dont act like thirteen year old girls at all and it's really put me off the books.
In this latest installment, things are not going very swimmingly for our favourite lasses. Ellie's boyfriend Russell is being a pain in the behind, Nadine is acting like a careless air-head, Magda is upset over the death of her hamster, and Ellie's dad and step mum are at logger heads. While the book of course includes all the usual elements from previous 'Girls' installments (worries about looks, popularity, being cool, keeping your friends etc) all the major themes seem to come to a head in this latest one and it is to dramatic affect. You find out more about Ellie's problems at home, the real extent of her relationship with Russell and, yes, you even find out the real extent of her friendship with Nadine and Magda. This book is notable for being the first time the trio has a major falling out, and this makes for refreshing if not uncomfortable reading. I for one always found the trio's 'all for one and one for all' fondling to be a little bit far fetched throughout the series, having been a fourteen year old girl myself and knowing first hand how often young ladies - even self proclaimed 'bezzie mates' - bicker, argue and 'break friends'. The girls truly fall out in spectacular style for a number of reasons which I won't give away, but let's just say that Nadine is acting even more crazy, bitchy and angsty than usual, and Magda's boy-hungry antics finally get the better of her, to the cost of one of her best friends...
This is an eye opening fourth installment and does not disappoint.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I started to read girls under pressure , as i found it in my school library . I thought it won't be a book i would like to read , but you know what , i was wrong :o. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mr Ash
This book is absolutely amazing and I recommend this to anyone who wants to read it. It has love and loss and truly indicates the complications that form life.Published 14 months ago by purple pen 123456789
About Friends family and stuff like that but theres a problem🙀read the book to see the problem! book for older readers at least 10+ please read this bookPublished 15 months ago by Mrs B Edwards
I love these books sooooooooo much they are a little grown up so I would say you would have to be
9and over to read . Also try reading the other girls books