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I love everything about this book. At the time I read it (a good few years ago now) I found myself relating to Coral and becoming engaged in her story. Great writing, great characterization. It is quite dated but I feel the themes and issues raised in the book are still relevant.
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 ...moreMore about Jacqueline Wilson...