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Goggle-eyes (Puffin Books) Paperback – 17 Sep 1990

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New Ed edition (17 Sept. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140340718
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140340716
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 227,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Anne Fine has written numerous highly acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and adults. The Tulip Touch won the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Award; Goggle-Eyes won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal; Flour Babies won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year; and Bill’s New Frock won a Smarties Prize. Anne Fine was named Children’s Laureate in 2001 and was awarded an OBE in 2003.


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By A Customer on 4 Mar. 2001
Format: Paperback
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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I am 45, and I have not been through a divorce in any shape or form, but I enjoyed this book as a good story. A familiar tale of not wanting to change the status quo then finding out the new can be good too. My only criticism is that I couldn't quite see why the mum enjoyed having Goggle Eyes around so much. But then the girls don't either!
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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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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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By A Customer on 12 May 2000
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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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Bought for my 11 year old daughter who struggles reading due to dyslexia. I had forgotten what a 'fine' writer Anne Fine was. My daughter was hooked, and hopefully enthused to read more of Anne's work.
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Considering 'Goggle-Eyes' is a children's book, I found it to be a lot more adult than I was expecting. The main character/narrator, Kitty, has a very reflective attitude which I'm not sure many children of that age actually have, and her views on environmentalism and social issues seemed really mature and developed. Speaking of that, I actually learned quite a lot about the CND from this book.

One thing I particularly liked was the fact that Gerald isn't portrayed as the stereotypical 'evil' stepdad, as is so often the case in children's fiction. He is shown as a complex, well-rounded character, which is backed up by Kitty's changing attitude towards him throughout the story.
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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 Kitty absolutely hates. After getting to know Goggle-eyes Kitty realizes why she hates him so much and starts feeling mean. In the end Kitty begins to realize that Goggle-eyes isn't mean at all and starts to like him. The only thing wrong with it is how it is totally concerntated on Goggle-eyes. The 'slang' really makes you feel part of the story.
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