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Vicky Angel

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  10,121 Ratings  ·  293 Reviews
Every time a new Jacqueline Wilson book arrives, there is always a small part of every reviewer that dreads opening the book in case this time the author has missed the mark. But as yet, Wilson has never disappointed either the critics or her customers, and with Vicky Angel she once again pulls a little magic out of the hat and delivers another stunning novel with her trad ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Yearling (first published 2000)
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Saoirse Sterling
Read as part of the #InfiniteVariety2016 Reading Challenge based on the BBC's Big Read poll.

Children's books deal with death all the time, so this is no different. What is different is the way the characters deal with the grief brought on by death. It's written extremely simply and at times the protagonists' narrative was utterly annoying and devoid of anything particularly... enlightening (though what does one expect from a teenager, really) but it does offer up a different approach that I thin
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Megan Baxter
May 19, 2014 Megan Baxter rated it liked it
Under normal circumstances, I don't know that I would ever have read Jacqueline Wilson. I didn't discover her during my childhood, and as an adult, I don't think this would really have become an author on my radar. Normal circumstances, however, do not take into consideration my extreme stubbornness and the existence of the BBC's Big Read List. Due to the two in conjunction, I think this is my third Wilson book. I have to say, while they probably aren't something I would have sought out even as ...more
Sara Darr
Jan 07, 2012 Sara Darr rated it really liked it
Vicky Angel is about a girl named Jade who loses her best friend Vicky in a car crash. It deals with the theme of bereavement, grief and guilt.

Jade's friend Vicky is an outgoing, spontaneous and fun-loving girl whilst Jade is very much the opposite and more like Vicky's sidekick. They have an argument which leads to Jade dying in a car crash. From then Vicky's ghost frequently visits Jade at school where she will not allow Jade to move on and make new friends. It is only when Jade visits a couns
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Bahar
Jul 22, 2012 Bahar rated it really liked it
Vicky Angel- Jacqueline Wilson.

An engaging book written in the 20th Century about two ordinary girls, who are best friends and go to the same school. Jade and Vicky have been best friends since nursery even though they were very different in character. Now at secondary school Jade is still the quiet one who always agrees with Vicky- who has a very strong character and is the decision maker of the two with a very strong character. However, a disagreement between the two friends results in a trag
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Yamin Eaindray
Jun 05, 2015 Yamin Eaindray rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reading-again
I have Vicky Angel by my bed every night, on top of a stack of various books. I've read it about five times and still can never get tired of how fierce, daring, and cold-hearted Vicky Waters is, and how weak, puny, and troubled Jade Marshall is. I don't know the feeling of your best friend using you like a doll, making you do what she desires but I know it's difficult and heartbreaking.

Jade's life is falling apart; Fatboy Sam who is misunderstood to be keen on Vicky when he's just trying to ge
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Laura
Apr 01, 2016 Laura rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-star
One of the more difficult topics Wilson tackles in this book, bereavement and the loss of a young life. All of her books focus on some challenging issue, but this is one which particularly stuck in my mind for some time after reading it.

Vicky is bright, popular and everything her best friend Jade wishes she could be. One horrible day, Vicky is knocked down by a car and dies and naturally, Jade is absolutely devastated - until Vicky decides to pay her a visit as an angel that no one else can see
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Sophie
Aug 20, 2010 Sophie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was really sweet and I remember really noticing the changes in the main character and her becoming brave enough to voice her opinions. I think they learnt a lot off of each other, I remember being really saddened though that it was too late for Vicky to practice what she had learnt.
Jo
Jan 04, 2013 Jo rated it really liked it

One thing I've noticed about the books on this list is that a lot of them are very sad. I suppose people remember books that make them feel sad, or maybe people voted for books that helped them deal with their own grief or something.

This one is about a young girl called Jade who is grieving for her friend Vicky, who has been run over and killed in front of her.

Anyway, it's very good, engaging, nicely written. Loses a star for being a tiny bit too worthy and predictable. Wilson points out in th
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Siobhan
Oct 12, 2014 Siobhan rated it really liked it
Growing up I read my fair share of Jacqueline Wilson books but I can honestly say that this one was my favourite, the one that stuck with me many years after reading it. As with all of Wilson’s books it’s written in a way which easily engages the reader, being accessible to both the younger and older reader, filled with the emotions necessary to get the reader really thinking.

This book tackles the issue of the death of Vicky and the issues which arise for her best friend following her death and
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Natalie
Oct 23, 2013 Natalie rated it really liked it
I read this book back when I was about 12/13 I think can't remember exactly. I still have this book somewhere that is how good this book is. Which is shocking considering this is a kids book.
This is a very sad book and I remember when I did, read this I was quite emotional whilst reading this. Back then I struggled with reading anything I 'am dyslexic, so it was very difficult when I was a kid/teenager to read anything for me. But this book was one of those books that got me interested in readin
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Koasar Malik
Nov 20, 2016 Koasar Malik rated it it was amazing
Amazing story, a classic from an all time loved author, Jacqueline Wilson☺☺☺☺ what more is there to say?
Hannah
Jun 15, 2014 Hannah rated it it was amazing
I decided to re-read this book recently, as I delved into my childhood bookcase. It's safe to say that I fell in love with Vicky Angel all over again. Jacqueline Wilson was my favourite childhood author, and this book is a book that allows a young reader to see a new perspective on life.

The book, Vicky Angel, is about two friends. One is called Jade and the other is called Vicky. In the first chapter, a shocking tragedy happens where Vicky sadly dies and Jade has to deal with life on her own. I
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Lennongirl
So I'm not really the target group here and not keen on reading childrens' books in the first place, however, this was extremely disappointing. Flat and annyoing cardboard characters, terrible parental behaviour and an abrupt ending - it's not really a book I'd give my kids to read (not that I have any, but well). Maybe I had the wrong expectations, though: I thought this was some novel intended to help children overcoming grief, instead, it was more like some person freeing theimselves from an ...more
Nitro Indigo
Aug 22, 2016 Nitro Indigo rated it it was ok
I read this a few years ago because the concept interested me, and it was... okay. Please note that my memory of this book isn't the best.

The book made a good enough job of making the girls' friendship seem real, by developing them in the first chapter before the story happened. I also liked the little illustrations next to each chapter number, which showed a scene from the chapter.

There were a few things that bothered me, though. At one point, Jade skips school(?) and goes to London, unsupervis
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Rei
Sep 02, 2012 Rei rated it really liked it
Being a person who usually overlooks Jacqueline Wilson because of the child-like colorful cover art, I read this one when my sister had it and I had to buy it for myself. It was the first out of two Wilson books I've ever read (second being the lovely "Lola Rose") and it's actually quite a powerful book, put into an "easy-read" format for kids, so to speak.

The lone standing that it's a child learning to cope with her best friends death alone was interesting and sad, and the fact she starts off f
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Janet
Oct 04, 2014 Janet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although written in a perspective for older children this book was an excellent exploration of a teenage girl's response to the sudden death of her best friend. The friend ran in front of a car and was killed. She had been very popular but was also very manipulative. The book deals with Jade's sadness at the loss of her friend, also with feelings of guilt because they had been arguing when the accident happened and also with the effects of Vicky's dominance of Jade - both while she was still ...more
Rachel A.
Jul 31, 2014 Rachel A. rated it really liked it
I originally read this as a child, I loved it. I even still remember the plot, when I can't remember the plot to a book I finished like, 2 weeks ago.

I am not going to give this story five stars, because I highly doubt I would enjoy this book now as I did back then. However, I also feel I have to reread it.
Elizabeth
May 05, 2016 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
A really good book, I loved reading it even though it was very emotional.
Hannah
May 12, 2013 Hannah rated it it was amazing
BEAUTIFUL BOOK
Niamh H
i rate this 9/10
i was so teary
Devon Flaherty
Jun 26, 2013 Devon Flaherty rated it liked it
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I had a week before me, during which I was planning and packing for a very big trip, two thick books lined up in the queue (which would be the wooden box between my front door and the couch), and Dustbin Baby already read. I was not that impressed, and took a stroll through the giant spreadsheet of my Best Books to Read, where I found a total of twelve more Jacqueline Wilson books. I was not pumped. But I was surprised.

Who is this Jacqueline Wilson character that she makes the top 1200 (or s
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Natalie (lone-bookworm) Frowen
Probably one of my favourite Jacqueline Wilson books. I read this tons when I was younger. Once again I got fully immersed in the storyline.
Lindsey
Oct 19, 2016 Lindsey rated it it was ok
Sad book, may not be good for people with some religions as it may be against it for them. Sex mentions so not too good for very young kids and a very brutal death. I read this at 12 and I think thats around the age and up where it is suitable. Its a very short read but the book shouldnt be too expensive.
Janice Stevenson
Oct 10, 2016 Janice Stevenson rated it it was amazing
I love this book because it is very emotional imagine how you would feel if you had lost a close friend
Soul Sun
Oct 07, 2016 Soul Sun rated it it was amazing
This is a great book. Friendship between teenage girls can be like this. One is so bossy and the other seems to have no way out. And this book is special since one died. Makes it easier or harder to end the struggle and to grow more independently and healthily.
Nicola Lloyd
Read as part of the BBC’s Big Read Poll - [89/133]

Jade and Vicky are best friends, inseparable, until Vicky dies when she is struck by a car. But even the little problem of being dead won’t keep these girls apart…

Jacqueline Wilson is a master when it comes to writing for children. Her works are usually aimed at a young audience, with her being particularly popular with 7 – 10 year olds. She masterfully addresses difficult themes and subjects in her works and Vicky Angel tackles the necessary con
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Koko Nata
Sep 05, 2011 Koko Nata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vicky dan Jade bertetangga. Sejak kelas satu SD, keduanya satu sekolah dan bersahabat meskipun memiliki sifat yang berbeda. Vicky pengatur dan banyak maunya, sedangkan Jade pemalu dan pengekor. Jade sering mengikuti kemauan Vicky, bahkan mengerjakan PRnya!

Suatu hari sepulang dari sekolah. Keduanya berdebat tentang kegiatan ekstrakulikuler yang hendak mereka ikuti di SMP. Vicky ingin mengikuti lari gembira, sedangkan Jade berminat pada teater.

Saat berdebat, Vicky berlari ke jalan raya tanpa mem
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Vishvasri J.S
Mar 28, 2014 Vishvasri J.S rated it it was amazing
Vicky and Jade are best friends. Vicky is a flamboyant and outgoing girl while Jade is shy and timid and usually follows Vicky's lead. After fighting about which extra-curricular activity to take together and arguing as Jade finally sticks up for herself, Vicky dashes out on to the road without looking and is struck by a car. Jade travels to the hospital in the ambulance with Vicky, however Vicky dies from her internal injuries in hospital. Distraught and in shock, Jade runs from the hospital. ...more
Kathy
Oct 14, 2013 Kathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-list
For anyone unlucky enough as to be unfamiliar with the work of Jacqueline Wilson, she is an incredibly prolific British author who has written over 100 books predominantly aimed at young readers. Despite the age of her target audience, Wilson doesn’t shy away from big issues, her books often contain themes of adoption, divorce, death, drug abuse and mental illness. Although these are very controversial issues to address for a young audience, Wilson is arguably one of the most popular authors of ...more
Ava Black
Dec 12, 2015 Ava Black rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Avevo sentito parlare di questa famosa autrice britannica che scrive per le ragazzine, e ammiro sempre chi vuole scrivere per questa fascia d'eta' delicata e critica che chiamiamo adolescenza. Proprio per questo, pero', secondo me i romanzi diretti agli adolescenti dovrebbero essere di un certo livello e di una certa sensibilita', specialmente quando si parla di temi importanti come la morte.
sono passati un po' di giorni da quando ho finito la lettura, forse piu' di un paio di settimane pertanto
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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 ...more
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