- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (3 Oct. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0330413457
- ISBN-13: 978-0330413459
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.8 x 21.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,340,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Opposite of Chocolate (Young Picador) Paperback – 3 Oct 2003
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About the Author
Julie Bertagna has had remarkable success in her short writing career. She won a Scottish Arts Council bursary for her first novel THE SPARK GAP. SOUNDTRACK won the SAC's Children's Book Award. DOLPHIN BOY was shortlisted for the NASEN and Blue Peter Awards, and THE ICE CREAM MACHINE is being developed for TV. EXODUS, the launch title for Young Picador and her first novel for Macmillan, has been shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The Opposite of Chocolate follows Sapphire. She is14, and becomes pregnant. Naturally, she is shell-shocked, as is herfamily. Her mother wants her to have an abortion, her sister wants her tosell the baby, and her father wants her to keep the child. But she justwants to do what she wants.
This is a thrilling book, and i would really recomend reading it. It istold terrifically well, and i personally loved it.
The amazing thing about this book was that it made me rethink one of my fundamental beliefs, the immorality of abortion. It is this combination of moral discussion and gripping storytelling that make this book such a success.
This book describes the feelings of young love that only those who have experienced it can relate to. I would really recommend this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sapphire is 14 and realises that life isn't sweet like chocolate, but rather a place where she has to grow up faster than she ever expected. Read morePublished on 22 May 2011 by Suze De Silva
Sapphire Dean has just found out she's pregnant and everybody is trying to tell her what to do. As she tries to come to terms with her situation she meets Gilbert, the firebug, and... Read morePublished on 8 Dec. 2008 by Chai
There isn't anything wrong with the plot and the way the book is written: I actually think that switching the third person narrative to each of the characters is a good technique;... Read morePublished on 2 Mar. 2007 by *~dAydrEamER~*