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The Worst Thing About My Sister

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Marty and her sister Melissa couldn't be more different. Marty loves her Converse trainers, playing football, hiding in her secret den and helping her dad with his DIY. But Melissa loves Justin Bieber and all things pink, girly and pretty.

The sisters can manage to live together, despite their occasional scraps but then Mum tells them they have to share a room. For Marty, h
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ebook, 288 pages
Published February 2nd 2012 by RHCP Digital (first published 2012)
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Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
I love reading about sibling relationships, and this one was definitely interesting, if a little cliched and stereotypical. Marty and Melissa were like stock characters, the girly-girl and the tomboy, so I think the arguments practically wrote themselves. But, I really enjoyed the message about seeing each other's value despite differences in personality!
Cece
Jun 20, 2013 Cece rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
*WARNING- may contain SPOLIERS*

I generally like this book. It was humorous, detailed, and very good. I liked the characters, especially Dad, Mum and Miss Suzanne. Even though Melissa was introduced a lot in this book, I think that Jacquline should have added more character to her. Maybe talk more about Melissa. I think that it would have been nice if Melissa stuck up for Marty when Katie and Ingrid were picking on her, to add more passion to Melissa so we can find out more. But overall the book
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Amy Higgs
Sep 06, 2013 Amy Higgs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jacqueline Wilson uses her witty humour to tell the tale of two sisters, Martina (Marty) and Melissa Michaels.

Marty and Melissa are complete opposites: Melissa a girly girl obsessed with make-up and Justin Bieber; Marty a tomboy with a vivid imagination who loves to play sport and fantasise over her comic book character 'Mighty Mart'.

The girls are forever squabbling and this only becomes worse when their parents force them to share a room. Marty and Melissa disagree on everything, much to thei
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The worst thing about my sister
author Jacqueline Wilson

Martian who likes to be called Marty has an older sister called Melissa . Melissa is a pink fluffy flower filled kittens type girl where as on the other hand Marty is more a tomboy and hates pink she says it's to girly. Marty actually wrights little comics about a super hero she created called "MIGHTY MART".the two sisters are complete opposites and HATE each other a LOT. Marty is constantly getting into fights with Melissa but just little
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Sozzy
Apr 07, 2012 Sozzy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Marty the tomboy and Mellissa the girly-girl are sisters who constantly fight. When their mum starts a dress making buisness to finnaly earn the family more money, the girls are forced to share a room! Will they ever get along of will this change of plan ruin everything?

My opinion of The Worst About my Sister:

I started reading this to my own sister but then finished it myself. This book is fairly easy, has no amazing description and has no particular main event, so to me is just a blur of events
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Ozan Yunus
This book has a great plot line between siblings which will alot of people maybe able to relate to from their own childhod. As a book in whole, it's a fairly pleasant read with some fairly entertaining elements to it! It is not one of her best infact a bit of a let down to her previous books. The story itself introduces Marty and Melissa who are like most sisters - either the best of friends or the deadliest of enemies, depending on their moods. So when Mum asks them to share a room out of the b ...more
antoana0502
Dec 15, 2014 antoana0502 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
This book was amazing.I loved the two different personalities because it's just not the same.I mean imagine being the odd one out.Like you are Mr and Mrs Michael's 2nd daughter.Melissa,you,Marty.Your older sister signing a fake photograph cut out from a magazine while your younger sister throws eggs at her classmates and draws Mighty Mart.How wierd is that?And funny.I laughed my head off when Marty told Melissa that she's bonkers spending money on make up.This book really inspired me to do my ow ...more
Ursula Clancy
Finally! When I first read this I was so pleased because JW had written a book where the main character lived in a normal family! This book was great because it wasn't a tragedy and really over exaggerated instead it was explaining normal life that gives some people something to relate too. I thought it was great that JW had finally written a book out of her norm.
Elliemay
Jun 06, 2013 Elliemay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
This book is really good for kids that have sisters that annoy them if your a tomboy and you have an older sister that is a girly girl this book will be very good for you!
Ysabel
Sep 04, 2014 Ysabel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um really good but the thing is that they have different personality and one is older and one is younger so they have an mature and immature postion
Mared Owen
To my surpise, this book was actually quite good!
Ciara
I got this book mainly because I had nothing to read. It was short with illustrations (which I hadn't expected) and it had a quite un-realistic ending. 3 *'s.
Gôthic Queen
Marty was quite a cool kid but her Mom was horrible!
Bethany
Sep 05, 2016 Bethany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book was so good that i read it 3 times from, front to back
Angrytuna
I've noticed a lot these days that there's rarely a child is isn't reading this authors books so when I noticed this hanging around my house I decided to read it and have now come to realize why this generation of children is slowly drifting away into depravity.For instead of writing about kiddy crap like dragons,wizards and school life we get treated to some horrific stereotypes,fat shaming and blatant disregard for the artistic children.
The story is set around two sisters called Martina (Marty
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Mackenzie Keough
Jacqueline Wilson's book the worst thing about my sister is about two sisters who seemingly despise each other. Their names are Melissa (the girly one) and Marty (the tomboyish one) and they couldn't be more different in any single way. Marty loves her Converse boots, helping her dad with diy, and hanging around in her Marty Den (her room). However, Melissa loves sitting in her baby pink room, wearing strawberry smelling body cream and pink glittery lip gloss.
With their own rooms, Marty and Mel
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Sue Preston
Apr 19, 2016 Sue Preston rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Martina ("Marty") could not be more different from her sister. Marty is a tomboy who loves animals and drawing comics which feature a character she created, Mighty Mart. Her elder sister Melissa loves the colour pink and make-up and is very feminine, Melissa does not get along with Martina. Their mum makes dresses and is a school secretary. Their dad is a travel agent who is losing most of his income because of the rise in online booking.

Marty is invited to Alisha's party just because her mum ma
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Katrineh
Dec 11, 2014 Katrineh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about these sisters Marty (the younger one) and Melissa (the older one) who are basically the complete opposite. Their mom is a dress maker and a school secretary. Their dad is a travel agent who is losing most of his income because of the rise in online booking. Their family is losing money. Marty is invited to Alisha's party just because her mum made a dress for Alisha. Her mother forces Marty to attend and makes a blue party dress. When she comes and picks her up she talks to the ...more
Sarah Bint
the story is about 2 sisters who constantly fight(Marty's is tomboy and melissa is girly girl) Marty and Melissa are complete opposites : Marty who loves animals , drawing comics , playing sport while Her elder sister Melissa loves the colour pink, make-up and Justin Bieber Mart's their family is struggling-- her travel agent father is working out of the home because a drop in business has cut into his income, and her mother is trying to set up a sewing business. Eventually, the family decides t ...more
Ms. Yingling
Martina doesn't care much for her sister, who is pink and girly and gives Mart a hard time about her cartoons and the mess in her room. Mart's family is struggling-- her travel agent father is working out of the home because a drop in business has cut into his income, and her mother is trying to set up a sewing business. Eventually, the family decides to have Mart and Melissa share a room so that the mother has a place to sew. Mart is even outfitted in a frilly party dress for a birthday party i ...more
Suad
Nov 01, 2014 Suad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a young girl called Marty, who has a sister called Melissa. They are both different from each other and they do not have anything in common. Both the sisters argue and do not get along. On one occasion, the mother asks Marty to move in her sisters room so that she could have the room to use for herself. This causes a lot of problems to the point where Marty pushes her sister off the bunk bed and causes her to go into hospital and stay overnight. After this event, Marty realise ...more
Needa
Mar 26, 2014 Needa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What is it about:The Worst Thing About My Sister is about two sisters who seemingly despise each other. Their names are Melissa (the older one) and Marty (the younger one) and they couldn't be more different. Marty is the tomboy who loves her Converse boots, helping her dad with putting up shelves, and hanging about in her Marty Den (her room). However, girly-girl Melissa loves sitting in her baby pink room.With their own rooms, Marty and Melissa can live with each other, but business with their ...more
Megan Wiffen
May 19, 2013 Megan Wiffen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Worst Thing About My Sister is about Marty and Melissa. Marty and Melissa are sisters and are completely different! Marty is a tomboy and Melissa is a girly girl who loves pink and Justin Bieber. Their mum surprises them and says they need to share a room. The girls are devastated. They hate sharing a room and have arguments daily. But then an accident occurs, which makes them realise they are closer than they thought!

This book is very funny and made me remember sharing a room with my sister
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Zain
The Worst thing about my Sister is a book that talks about two sister who hates each other. Thur names are Marty and Melissa. Melissa which is the older one is so girly and sassy and loves sitting in her pink girly room. On the other had Marty the younger one is tomboy and loves playing football. They both always fight about everything but something changed them and made them appreciate that they are sister and will always be.

I really like this story because both characters made me feel that it
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Heidi
Nov 20, 2013 Heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sisters can be such a pain! Just ask Marty about her older sister, Melissa and she will tell you. Melissa seems to be everything that Marty is not, a girlie girl you might say. Marty, on the other hand would rather wear her favorite t-shirt and draw Mighty Mart comics. When Marty and Melissa are forced to share a room, things explode and Marty must take a look at their relationship from a new perspective.

Strengths: The story feels very genuine as do the relationships between Marty and her siste
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C Hellisen
I've decided to start keeping track of the read-alouds I do with the Spawn.

This was lovely to read out loud, with a nice blend of fun dialogue and easy reading sentences but without pandering by only using simplistic basic words.

Since the Spawn are both girls who fight non-stop about everything, I think they saw a lot of themselves in this one, and Younger Sprog especially asked many questions and seemed taken by all the nuances of sisterhood.

Spawn thoughts below:

Elder Sprog (9) - "I give it 10
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Imani
Jun 15, 2012 Imani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the best story ever, I find it real, like though your sister may get you hyped up sometimes, you can't HELP loving them, even liking them. They get on your nerves but you've got to help them when they need it right? This story's about knowing your sister well enough to get along with them, Marty and Melissa are very different, but when worst comes to worst you HAVE to get along and break that vigorous bond. Right? Then you can start again. I have a little sis too, she does everything tha ...more
Jayde Sutton
I love nearly all of Jacqueline Wilson's books and she is my one of my favourite author of children's literature.
I read this book waiting to swept away by another exciting tale... and was left extremely disappointed. The book had a nice message but that was all. I know this particular book is aimed for a younger audience, but Jacqueline Wilson has written quite for the same age bracket that are just as exciting as her books for older readers.
This book on a whole was big let down and gets two sta
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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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