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Shine

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Twelve-year-old Tiff loves her mom, Carla, who is glitzy and fun and always coming home with shiny new amazing stuff. The trouble is, Tiff's mom doesn't buy things, she takes them. The fact is, Tiff's mom is a thief. When Carla gets caught, Tiff's shiny life is ruined. She's packed off to a remote island to live with Carla's family. A family her mom never even talks about...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by HarperCollins UK
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Assma  Benmussa
sort of a good book, not one of my best reads but maybe because it was a children's book
Lili
its very inspiring
Kathrynlp
Meet Tiffany. She's never met her Dad and although she loves her funny, glamorous, Mum, Carla, she can't help hating a little too because of her alcoholic habits and 'borrowing'. So when Tiffany's mum finally gets caught for 'borrowing' by the police, Tiff is taken into care for a while. She hates her foster home so much that she decides to go and live with her Mum's family who live on the small, boring island of Sark. Carla ran away from Sark at the age of seventeen to go to England.
At first,...more
Amber
SPOILER ALERT!!!

Tiff, a strong young girl who overcomes having her loveable mother in jail after getting caught from stealing expensive objects. Even though her "world comes crashing down", Tiff keeps an open mind about life and gets to enjoy her life in miserable Sark with her aunty Cass, finding her family and older sister along the way. Though this book was a tragic story, about a 12 year old girl Tiff trying to cope with her mothers addiction to stealing any item with value or shine, Kate Ma...more
Katy Noyes
Maryon's first. I definitely feel she has grown stronger with stories as she's progressed.

There's nothing wrong with Shine. The main character, 12-year-old Tiffany, is a likeable narrator, her mum a perfect cocktail of ditzy, spendaholic, in-with-the-wrong-crowd, irresponsible and kleptomaniac mother. It's quite predictable but serviceable - mother gets caught out, daughter needs a new home, the estranged island-living family are called in. Her mother ran away as a teenager, breaking hearts and...more
Chloe Morley
I love this book and loved reading it!!! I would and have recommended this book and talked about it to friends. I've even pointed it out in a shop recently. I give it 5 stars.
Melanie
it was super good i wish their were a nuber 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10 i read it in 1 and a half days i couldn't put it down!!!!!
Shabellah
This book was beautifully constructed. The characters are easy to relate to and end had me wishing for more. Wonderful!
Charienne Layson
I think it was a wonderful book it was full of mystery but I hate the way they just went to quick to get to the end
Tania
Students from year 3 up have raved about this and the three other Kate Maryon books. I loved it too.
Dory
Sweet and simple, love the idea. A little fast-paced, making it slightly unrealistic, though.
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