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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.

Shy, mild Mandy has been bullied at school for as long as she can remember. That's why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend.

Mum isn't happy - she thinks Tanya's a BAD GIRL and a bad influence on her daughter. But Mandy loves spending time with her brilliant new friend, and is sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble, not into it . . . or could she?

  • 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

Should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance

Independent on Sunday

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

Mail on Sunday

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

The Times

'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. Nick Sharratt's illustrations capture the mood of the book, using some delightful details to show everyday scenes and fantasies' Junior Bookshelf

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

'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 among 8- to 12-year-olds' Guardian Education

No. 17 in list of most borrowed children's fiction (Jul 2003 - Jun 2004)

North-West Evening Mail

Short review

Grimsby Evening Telegraph

A witty and realistic friendship story


Every chapter ends on a cliffhanger making it more exciting than the one before. It also manages to be very funny and true to life.

Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle

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

Daily Telegraph

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