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A superb novel for older readers about forbidden love, from the bestselling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.

Fourteen-year-old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their controlling, super-strict father all their lives. Forced to wear Mum's odd hand-made garments and forbidden from reading teenage magazines, they know they're very different to 'normal' girls – but when Dad has a stroke and ends up in hospital, unable to move or speak, Prue suddenly discovers what it's like to have a little freedom.

Sent to a real school for the first time, Prue struggles to fit in. The only person she can talk to is her kindly, young – and handsome – art teacher, Rax. They quickly bond, and Prue feels more and more drawn to him. As her feelings grow stronger, she begins to realise that he might feel the same way about her. But nothing could ever happen between them - could it?

Reviews

Jacqueline Wilson at her very best

Publishing News

Sensitive and insightful story . . . Demonstrates perfectly why this author is adored by her legions of fans

The Bookseller

Deserves three cheers . . . The most richly enjoyable Wilson novel for years

The Times

The queen of difficult subjects, Jacqueline handles this one with wit and sensitivity. Her best ever

Mizz

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552553520

    October 15, 2016

    Corgi Childrens

    272 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781407045634

    September 1, 2010

    RHCP Digital

    272 pages

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Hetty Feather's Christmas
The Jacqueline Wilson Diary 2018
Wave Me Goodbye
Butterfly Beach
Clover Moon
The Jacqueline Wilson Diary 2017
The Jacqueline Wilson Address Book 2016
Rent a Bridesmaid
Little Stars
Jacqueline Wilson Friendship Journal
Katy
Hetty Feather Journal
Jacqueline Wilson's Happy Holidays
The Butterfly Club
The Jacqueline Wilson Treasury
Opal Plumstead
The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker
Jacqueline Wilson Hobby Journal
Jacqueline Wilson Dream Journal
Ask Tracy Beaker and Friends
Paws and Whiskers
Diamond
Jacqueline Wilson Birthday Journal
Four Children & It

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