Girls Under Pressure Paperback – 6 Nov 2003
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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 --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
"'The narrators speak so amusingly that everyone from 7s to l4s feels included... the thorny topic of body image... 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... excellent and timely book' Kids Out Book of the Month"
"Jacqueline Wilson pulls off the rare feat of dramatising a serious issue with a light touch" (Daily Telegraph)
"Jacqueline Wilson again finds the right mix of humour and hard-hitting content to deliver a message without lecturing or patronising. This book will be hugely enjoyed by teenage girls. A must for every school library" (School Librarian)
"'Addresses the issues in a light-hearted but sensible way' TES"
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Top Customer Reviews
THis is a very real story about eating disorders one that anyone who has had friends with eating disorders can relate to very well. Although there are some very low moments in Ellies story you put the book down feeling very refreshed.
A must read for teenage girl with low self confidence - or anyone really
Jacqueline Wilson gives us this story in excellent form. I've always wanted to read about Bulimia and Anorexia after understanding what a friend of mine was going through but I never found the motivation to actively find out and research the topic. Wilson presents the book in a disguised manner and we're then shocked as we understand the slight occurance can be a trigger - which is the reality of this frightening disease.
It does contain quite graphic details on the pressures that young women face today and covers issues such as "eating disorders" and "boyfriends" so bear this in mind if you do not feel that your child is ready to discuss these kinds of things...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was an enjoyable read but if your looking for something more moving and reaistic story you should try summers dream by cathy cassidy.Published 1 month ago by john bevan
I liked it because it is just really good
I chose 5 as a rating cause it was so good
It's a great book. And I have read it many,many times. It describes a teens life and the ups and downs.
Thank you X
My Daughter just can't get enough of these books - Excellent reading.Published 8 months ago by Charlie Willetts
I love this book it really explains it doesn't matter who what or how you look it doesn't matter if your fat either🌞🌞 Be who you are and never change🌈🌈Published 14 months ago by Mrs B Edwards
this book is . well all those books in tjat section is 14 + sorry tidlers ..... havex a lovely sleep ... goodnightPublished 15 months ago by Miss S Forbes