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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407046341
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

Bad Girls

An ever-popular Jacqueline Wilson story of bullying and friendship, now featuring a special introduction from the author.

"Mum said to just ignore them and they'll get tired of teasing. They haven't got tired yet."
Mandy is lonely. She's been bullied at school for as long as she can remember.

But then she meets Tanya. Fun, daring and glamorous Tanya wants Mandy as HER friend! She can't believe her luck.

There's only one issue though. Mandy's mum isn't happy. She thinks that Tanya is a BAD GIRL, and a bad influence on her daughter. But even if Tanya gets her into a TEENY bit of trouble, she can always get Mandy out of it - right?

From bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson, Bad Girls is a heartwarming story about confidence, friendship and becoming your own person. The perfect read to start difficult conversations with younger readers about bullying and how we treat others.

A rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues. - The Bookseller

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407046341
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the authors

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain’s bestselling and most beloved children’s authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold.

As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame.

Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings.

Find out more about Jacqueline and her books at www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children including Shark in the Park, You Choose and Pants. He has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed stellar success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson's books. Nick lives in Brighton.

Praise for Bad Girls

A clear and sensitive book about very common problems . . . A gripping story

Mail on Sunday

A story for our times . . . Young moralists will cherish the messages about loyalty and friendship in this fast-paced, special story

Daily Telegraph

Jacqueline Wilson writes with great skill and humour about the reasons and results of bullying . . . Very readable . . .Tanya and Mandy will remain in readers' minds long after they close the book

Junior Bookshelf

Mandy's multiple dilemmas are sympathetically unravelled in this super story of true friendship


One of the most exact descriptions of girl-on-girl bullying I have ever read . . . Painfully believable

The Times

Should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance

Independent on Sunday

Treading a sensitive, complex path among ethical, social and family issues, and dealing with bullying, illiteracy and friendship, this is a skilfully judged story that provokes lots of discussion


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