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The Diamond Girls

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  4,165 Ratings  ·  119 Reviews
Dixie is the youngest Diamond girl. She and her sisters - dreamy Martine, glamorous Rochelle and tough Jude - could hardly be more different, but their mum has always tried to teach them the value of sticking together.

Now Mum's expecting yet another baby, and she's convinced this one's a boy. She insists they move to a bigger place - but it's rough, dilapidated and filthy,
ebook, 352 pages
Published September 4th 2008 by RHCP Digital (first published October 1st 2004)
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Natt BookEuphoria
This book was ... interesting. I hated the characters but the story, even though it was simple , it somehow had a lot of depth. There were two awful characters that just managed to ruin everybody elses character . I picked this up because I loved the Tracy Beaker tv show and I really wanted to read something by Jacqueline Wilson . I get why people love her because her stories even though deemed normal actually have a lot more than what first appears to the eye.
This book is narrated from 10 year
Apr 20, 2015 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jacqueline Wilson is a star at telling gritty, realistic stories from the perspective of a child. This was another winner. And Finty Williams delivers another fantastic narration. I really appreciated the interview with the author at the end of the audio book. Jacqueline Wilson says that she writes just for herself, because if she wrote for anyone else she would have to worry about upsetting too small children, not engaging young adults enough, etc. I'm so glad she doesn't worry about these thin ...more
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
Sabrina L.
Jun 11, 2015 Sabrina L. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a book I found lying around my house and I am glad I read it. It is a slice-of-life book written in the point of view of Dixie, the youngest daughter of a complicated family. The family consists of a mother who is pregnant and her 4 daughters, Martine, Jude, Rochelle and Dixie. Each girl has a different father and their adventure begins when they move into a new home, which is less than they expected. It goes through the daily lives of the girls up until the day their mother gives birth ...more
Jun 18, 2014 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another oldie that I decided to re-read. Jacqueline Wilson's 'Diamond Girls' is another captivating story that allows you to delve into someone else's life, someone else's situations as well as someone else's perspectives.

Diamond Girls is written from the perspective of Dixie, who is living in a walking drama right now. She has three sisters and each one has their own personality to battle with. Martine, has fallen in love with the boy next door. Jude, is fighting every single gang on the estat
Feb 22, 2014 Becky rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My sister has currently been making her way through the Jacqueline Wilson collection so after she had finished reading this book I also decided to read it. The book is based on the diamond family. Dixie diamond is the youngest in the family who has three older sisters and a pregnant mother who is due to give birth. With a new baby on the way the mother decides they need a bigger and better home. On the other hand the eldest daughter Martine does not want to leave because of her boyfriend. Prepar ...more
Mar 24, 2015 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jacqueline Wilson fans
Recommended to Leah by: My Friend - Sarah Parker
Shelves: teen
I don't quite understand why I liked this book so much. I had become a bit fed up of Jacqueline Wilson books by this point, but this one sprung out at me.

I actually leanrt about post natal depression through this book. I couldn't understand why Mary's mum was so crazy, and it wasn't until I asked my mum who suggested I talk to one of our family friends about it, that I found out about it all. Our friend had post natal depression after her first child, and it was a very tough time for them, she e
Lara Vehar
Aug 26, 2015 Lara Vehar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yet another masterpiece by Jacqueline Wilson.

The book talks about a single mother that has 4 daughters and the fifth one on the way. Each daughter has a different father. Each one has an uniqe name aswell - Dixie, Rochelle, Jude, Martine and Sundance.

The youngest one is Dixie - she always carries the plushie parrot in her sleeve.

When they are moving to a new and bigger place they get help from a co-worker of Dixie's father who they later make a part of the family when he injures his back and
Kristen Golson
Jun 29, 2015 Kristen Golson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I cannot believe this is a book for young readers. This basically glorifies sleeping around, having a different father for every child, and has the oldest child following in her mother's footsteps by getting pregnant. Is this what we want our children to read about and emulate? This author is not one I will let my girls read until I read them first. It doesn't even deserve one star. Parents beware!
Tiz. T.
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Apr 13, 2016 Hannah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My friend just had a baby at 15, and this is the last book I should have read. It's tried to make teenage pregnancy out as not so bad, as acceptable. And it's not its not its not. Look how badly off their family was because the mum couldn't be bothered to wrap it before she tapped it when she was 16. And four times again after that. It was horrible and I wish I'd never read any of it. I'm sticking to happy books and escaping the horrid events of my life
Molly Veitch
I thought this book was ok. The book 'The Diamond Girls' did not keep me interested as I was reading the book. I believe it could of flowed more smoothly from chapter to chapter.
There are four Diamond girls. There is Martine, Jude, Rochelle and Dixie. Each diamond girl has a different father but only the mom lives at home with the girls. But that's the end of the Diamond girl run because the mom having another baby, and this time it will be a boy!If things aren't crazy enough the girls have t
Ciara Lelas
Apr 25, 2011 Ciara Lelas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
really liked the detail in this story think the storyline was easy to catch on too and understand why the mother would hide that the babay was a girl because she was depressed and after having 4/5 girls and always wanting a boy it is all she could do, the youngest girl can be pictured a a little terror but she really grows on you throught the story.
Dec 23, 2014 Kayan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dixie is the youngest of the Diamond family. She and her sisters, dreamy Martine, glamorous Rochelle and tough Jude, could hardly be more different from each other but their Mum's tried to teach them the value of sticking together. Now Mum's expecting yet another baby and she's convinced this one's a boy. Time to move to a bigger place, she insists, and the girls scarcely have time to protest before they find themselves at their new house. It's rough, dilapidated and filthy and before they've ev ...more
Shannon Quinn
It sounds childish and although I'm not a very big fan of Jacqueline Wilson now I definitely was around the age of ten and read countless books of hers but that ended like all things must. Fortunately, I do still enjoy a couple of hers book like this one which I haven't read in a long time but it has always been one of my favourites of hers.
Jun 13, 2014 Kashish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-childhood
I remember reading this and becoming so involved in the world that i almost felt I was the main character. I can't remember much of what happened except I remember this one scene where the main girl has her bluebird up the sleeve of her jacket and she's going into the yard of the house next door and playing with the young girl there, all dressed in white, so clean and pristine and her mother wouldn't let her do anything that got her dirty. And the main girl invited her over to jump on the trampo ...more
Sep 08, 2010 Aicha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the mother was so irresponsible.thats i have to say.IRRESPONSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
(The eldest,16,got pregnant.What a shame.Toke after her mother.)
Mar 04, 2011 Shayma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 52-books
elham never mind i said its bad its really good i wish there was a sequal.
Jackie Mc
I really loved this book, I like the names of the sisters.
Mar 28, 2012 Tessa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Diamond Girls is a novel by Jacqueline Wilson. Wilson has written many other children and tween novels. I haven’t read any of her other works, but I saw some of the series Girls in Love when I was younger. That was an adaption of the book of the same title by Wilson. The book is written in first person perspective and follows story of ten year old Dixie Diamond. The novel is set in England. Dixie is the youngest of four children, all daughters. They are a poor family. Dixie is a daydreamer; ...more
Joanne Lewis
Sep 09, 2012 Joanne Lewis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story is based on a single parent family of four girls. The book is written in first person narrative through the eyes of the youngest child Dixie. The mum comes home to tell the girls that they are moving to a better house on a different estate, a house that would be better suited for the whole family as she is expecting a new born. Upon arriving at their new home, the family is disappointed as the house is not quite what they expected. However after much contention the family tries to pull ...more
I think this book is very creative. This book is about A girl who has to deal with moving into a horrible new place, and her mom pretending her new baby sister is actually a boy.

My favorite part was when she met a little girl who lives next door, and she is very sweet but her mother is mean to her.

My least favorite bit was when the little girl next door jumps from her balcony because she believed she could fly.

I recommend this book to kids ages 10-14
Jannat Khan
Mar 15, 2015 Jannat Khan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The realism of this book had me gripped till the end of the book, and every other time I read it! This book, much like most of Jacqueline Wilson's books, teaches valuable things. The Diamond Girls shows how much we should value our family and how we shouldn't take anything for granted or be ungrateful about our situations, no matter how hard they may seem. I have read this book numerous time in the past and love it with all my heart.
Rae Stoltenkamp
Sep 22, 2016 Rae Stoltenkamp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was totally intrigued by the family dynamics in this book. As I’m an only child I was very interested in understanding how the Diamond sisters would ever find common ground when they seemed to be at each other’s throats constantly. I loved getting the story of the family from Dixie’s point of view. The aspect of Dixie’s personality I like the most is her ability to daydream and imagine a world that helps take her out of the difficult one she finds herself in.
Sep 26, 2015 Summaiya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
I cannot even begin to describe how profoundly amazing this book is or the depth of the feelings that it evoked in me whilst I was reading it.

I am a huge Jacquline Wilson fan but this book was just... something else.

She wrote boldly about topics that not many authors would be brave enough to tackle in a children's book and she did it so amazingly that I was able to see all of it through a child's view point.

It was definitely the darkest of her books that I've read to date and maybe that's why
Apr 26, 2016 Ellesse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Old favourite for me but just wanted to comment on the latest cover. I hate it as it presents one of my favourite characters, Jude as very boyish looking. While there's nothing wrong with a girl being boyish looking, I find it a little annoying that the one tough girl is so stereotypically mascuiline. Loved Wilson's books and still do but it just struck a nerve with me.
Sabrina Moreton
Feb 26, 2016 Sabrina Moreton rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure what age this book is aimed at but 6 year just started reading it. By page 20 I had to stop her as the topics weren't suitable for anyone younger than teenagers. Beware anyone with fluent younger readers stay away not appropriate for this age. My daughter has read two other books by Jacqueline Wilson which were absolutely fine hence us starting this one.
Apr 14, 2015 Ellie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is very good. I got into it and couldn't get my head out of it till it was over. I took it everywhere I went. its a great book and there's still questions I would like to know at the end. I would read it girls at any age. It shows different types of girls and all kinds of problems to show you there are people out there that are just like you.
Great book
Gillian Agnese
Jun 05, 2016 Gillian Agnese rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very intriguing story through a child's perspective. This book covers some serious but real life issue that can occur in anyone's lives which is one of the many reasons I enjoy Jacqueline Wilson novels. Also, the characters are built upon very well and I can imagine the whole atmosphere, setting, what the characters look like and how they feel.
Jan 30, 2014 Annabel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Dame Jacqueline Wilson (a very deserved title!) is, in my opinion, the best contemporary children's writer. She writes perfectly, in content, theme, style and accessibility for children from aged 6 to 13 (ish - of course this varies among children). She writes flawlessly for children, I could not find a single fault.

She is never patronizing and introduces young people to important life issues such as love, poverty, friendship, adolescence, separated parents, illnesses and so much more, in a mann
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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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