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Quiet, cautious Pearl has always adored her bold, brash, bad big sister Jodie. When their parents get new jobs at a grand, fusty old boarding school, Melchester College, the girls have to move there - and when they arrive, things start to change. Jodie has always been the leader - but now it's Pearl who's making new friends. Jodie just seems to be getting into more and mor ...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published September 4th 2008 by RHCP Digital (first published March 2008)
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Amanda
May 05, 2013 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was instantly attracted to the book 'My Sister Jodie' because i was a great fan of Jacqueline Wilson at the time and constantly watched the libraries 'wil' section for new books. I absolutely loved this book though the ending made me tear up a tiny bit! (just a little bit though).
My sister jodie is told through the eyes of her adoring younger sister pearl. Jodie is sparky and vibrant and not a bit shy. however shy little Pearl is the exact opposite. She always listens to her parents and teach
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Shereen
Sep 07, 2016 Shereen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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jonu95
May 20, 2008 jonu95 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about 2 completly different sisters who stand up for each other. Their mum and dad got a new job at a school and Jodie(who is the eldest sister) is having a rough time, while Pearl(who is the younger sister)is having a fab time with all her friends.One day a terrible thing happens to Jodie.......
Caylee
I first read this book when I was ten years old and I loved it, I had always like Jacqueline Wilson books but that one was my favourite. I read this book from cover to cover about five times, when I was younger opening up that book when I couldn't sleep.
I liked My Sister Jodie because I found it had a bit more depth then the other Jacqueline Wilson books. Most of her books show bullying but never in so much detail, since I have read the book many times, I have noticed different things each time
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Claudia
Jul 26, 2012 Claudia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i read this book when i was on holiday when i was about 12, and i loved it! it is probably the most memorable book i have read.

i was a massive Jacqueline Wilson fan when i was younger, and so by the time i started to read this i had already read what seemed like hundreds of her other books.

what surprised me with this book and what made it stand out from the rest is that it wasn't as predictable as most of Jacqueline's other books. The way she writes is lighthearted, with plenty of description,
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Janelle Kara
Mar 18, 2014 Janelle Kara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We had to read a book at school and finish so I chose this book.
I really enjoyed this book because, its about a relationship between sisters and I have a sister so i can actually relate to the book and understand like if the girls were real people, because I have experienced most of the things they experience.
I learnt that from this book, there were many things but one is that no matter like where you go, (example: change houses/schools) its always important to keep your best friends/loved ones
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Brodie
Oct 08, 2010 Brodie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My sister Jodie was one of the first jacqueline Wilson books i read. I found it in the library at school. I thought it would be boring but it was really good. Even sad. I cried at the end of the book...
Amelia
May 07, 2014 Amelia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pearl is small for her age. She's tiny, flat-chested, quiet and studious. She likes making up stories. She does what her parents tell her and she's in awe of her big sister Jodie. Jodie is everything that Pearl is not. She's self-confident, she's outspoken, and she's not afraid of being in trouble. And in trouble Jodie often is. She's got in with a bad crowd at school - she bunks off, she snogs boys, she's even come home drunk. For Jodie's mother, it's all too much. She came from a neglectful ho ...more
Zoya Huxford
Jan 20, 2013 Zoya Huxford rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i have ordered this book from online and i am hoping that it arrives before christmas so that i can read it over the break. i thought that this book sounded really exciting and was wondering if someone could tell me if it is going to be good because i dont want to read it if it isnt. also if this book is good could someone recommend to me what books i could read that are like this because i thought that this book sounded quite sad but exciting as well. also i read on other reviews that it is qui ...more
Sofia
Feb 16, 2012 Sofia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Sister Jodie is probably my favourite Jacqueline Wilson book, even if I don't like her that much any more. It makes you laugh, cry, and it's so unpredictable which is very surprising for Jacqueline Wilson.
It lasts you quite a long time but never really gets a bit boring. You explore with them, sigh at Jodie and cry with Pearl when Jodie dies at the end. You watch Pearl do everything Jodie does and try to talk to her. You can really relate to the book... it's about changes, life, and dealing w
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Book Eater
Sep 02, 2011 Book Eater rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Katie Day
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Daithui
May 26, 2015 Daithui rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review, 4-stars
i dont even know why I picked this book,, but surprisingly i liked it. I even cried at the end (okay I admit I cry a lot in every SINGLE book).
I have a sister, she's a lot like Jodie and I'm very much like Pearl, and I do adore her.
I kind of felt the connection between these two sisters so it was hella cute.
The ending is tragic like 'WTF JUST HAPPENED?!' Seriously, I wanted to cry and jump off a cliff.
Gave me hella feels bro,, try to understand.
p.s I love MY Jodie
XoX
Sophie Tse
Jul 11, 2013 Sophie Tse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FIRST A MESSAGE TO GOODREADS I AM SICK OF LOSING MY WORK ALL THE TIME BECAUSE IT HASN'T SAVED. THIS IS A COMPLAINT. I WROTE A WHOLE PAGE OF REVIEW AND THAN IT TOTALLY JUST EXITED OUT BY ITSELF. ITS HAPPENED MORE THAN 5 TIMES NOW. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
ANGRILY: SOPHIE.


My Review

"My Sister Jodie" is a charming novel on the love of two sisters with life changes, tragedy, and friendship.
I decided to read this book because it’s a Jacqueline Wilson book and I love Jacqueline Wilson books! This book c
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bibliostef
I grew up reading Jacqueline Wilson, I haven’t read a book by her (until now) since becoming an adult, but something lead me to read My Sister Jodie. I didn’t know it when I was a child, but Jacqueline Wilson is known for writing controversial books, but now I can see why. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to write a review on this book. Mainly because its children’s literature and I’m not sure how many people are really that interested in this genre, but the main reason is because I’m just not sur ...more
Leah
Mar 24, 2015 Leah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jacqueline Wilson fans
Recommended to Leah by: My Friend - Chloé Owen
Shelves: childrens
I was just coming to that age where I was too old to read these nooks, and I was discussing that with one of my friends and she suggested that I at least read this one. She was always the type to read more mature and teen books so I was surprised that she recommended a Wilson book, so I though I would give it a go.

I am so glad I did! It is my favourite of all of her books that I have read, I simply liked everything about it! I loved the sister to sister relationship, the setting of a gothic mans
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Kelly Hager
Dec 10, 2013 Kelly Hager rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is absolutely charming and delightful. I think it'll be a perfect birthday present for my goddaughter, and I think she'll love Pearl just as much as I did.

Pearl reminded me a great deal of myself, and so watching her go from being a shy, quiet, book-obsessed girl into a more grownup and confident person.

I also loved Jodie. She was pretty much the exact opposite of Pearl, but I love that she also fiercely loved her sister. I think that's a great choice that Jacqueline Wilson made. Havin
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Evilazula
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Siobhan
Wilson is great at making realistic characters that you can quickly come to term with, giving realistic reactions to events.

Her books are great at getting children to really think about actions and their consequences, really opening the eyes of children to the world. Some of her books are sensitive reads yet they are all great at sending life messages to children.

I feel as though Wilson books are a must in the lives of young children, a way of opening their eyes to the real world in the right wa
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Char
Nov 15, 2010 Char rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My sister Jodie is an absolutely marvellous read. Jacqueline Wilson is such an amazing writer and she always makes her stories so believable.

Pearl is the story teller and she tells of how her and her sister, funnily enough she's called Jodie, are forced to move away for everything they've known in order to go to Melchester Manor where their parents have got jobs at the school.

I won't say anymore but it's a story that's told with sensitivity and understanding. Once again Jacqeline has written a
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Louise Armstrong
I was quite enjoying this, it's well written and interesting and the characters are good, but then I began to muse upon the moral of the story SPOILER ALERT, and oh, dear, the bad girl dies. The 'bad' girl is unhappy: she isn't getting the support she needs at home, so she swears, kisses the gardner, dyes her hair purple and argues with her mother.

So now you know. Watch out, all you rebellious girls out there. I won't be passing this book on because I don't like the hidden message.
Jodie Taylor
I Am going to read this book after I have read the one I am reading now, I am quite excited because it looks quite GOOD.so guys do not thing I am weird but I am going to rate this book because I think it looks great so I am rating it on it looks because I have not read a single page ever in my life I think this book is quite good looking and to say it has my name on it ahhahahahahah my sister read it once ahahhahahahx x x x x x x x x x x x love jodeess x
Katie
Feb 21, 2015 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ellen
Jul 21, 2012 Ellen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Imani
Jul 19, 2012 Imani rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a very funny story, but the endings a bit sad. I can't say what happened, in case you haven't read it. Jodie's a very queer girl, and when a tragic incident happens Pearl's realized how much she needs, HER SISTER JODIE. It's a must get story, but not recommended for little kids.
Anna
Mar 15, 2009 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story, bit vague at times. I would rate this book as 10+ as my 8 year oldis reading it and I know that some parts have been a bit old for her to understand. Very strange ending, not what I would expect from Jacqueline Wilson.
Verena
Feb 24, 2009 Verena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this is such a wonderful book. A book that will always keep your dreams enchanted. Also, it can consider as a very sad book since a tragic accident occurred during an event.
Libby
Sep 05, 2015 Libby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was really good! I liked it when they moved to melchester college because Jodie became nicer.
TinaGheidian
Feb 09, 2012 TinaGheidian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book, but very sad towards the end.
Emily
Sep 16, 2013 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really builds up tension and I loved it
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Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames. She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first ‘novel’ when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths’ exercise books as she grew up. As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which she was told was named af ...more
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