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Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco

(Emily Sparkes #1)

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Emily Sparkes thinks having your best friend move to Wales at the same time as your parents decide to have a new baby is probably more trauma than anyone should have to cope with. But things go from bad to worse when she's paired with revolting Gross-Out Gavin for the school trip! Emily is determined to escape him, and when glamorous new girl Chloe Clarke turns up it seems

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Paperback, 313 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Little, Brown Young Readers
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Mehsi
I saw this series pop up on Goodreads, and also Twitter, quite a few times, so I decided to check it out. Boy, I am glad I did, because this book made me laugh so much.

This book was hilarious, our MC is just fantastic (well not always, but often she is), the friendship and whom she friended, well I could see that coming from a mile away (especially after some parts). The parents were so-so. They had good intentions, but sorry, just because you have a baby doesn't mean you can just ignore and act
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Robin Stevens
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Utterly hilarious and utterly relatable, Ruth just gets all of the awful problems associated with being 11 years old. Everything in Emily Sparkes's life is a crisis, and each crisis is funnier than the last. Bring on the next book!
Heather Lawson
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Reminiscent of Jacqueline Wilsons stories for younger readers, Emily Sparkes has all the humour and spunk of a great middle grade read. Emily Sparkes has lost her best friend to Wales and now faces being partnered with the grossest boy in the class for an upcoming school trip. Luckily for her, a new girl arrives and Emily is determined to impress her so she has someone to be with during the school
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Clare
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
The first in a brand new series, Emily Sparkes is a sparkling new addition to childrens literature. She bubbles with witty observations on her friends, her family and teachers, and muddles along in her day-to-day quest to survive school, friendships and parental issues. Emilys life is not out of the ordinary; she goes to school every day, her parents have just had a new baby, and she worries about schoolwork, friendships and being stuck on the bus with Gross-out Gavin. She is an easily ...more
Iris
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I normally dont read Middle Grade, but when my nieces and nephews started going through books faster and faster I wanted to be able to recommend books to them. So Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco seemed like a great place to start.

This story was just so relatable, and frankly hilarious! It was so well-written. Ruth Fitzgerald tackled all the problems associated with being 11 years old, and even though its quite a few years ago I was that age, it was so funny to remember all the things
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Mycoton32
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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16/20 - Des personnages très sympathiques et une histoire qui l'est tout autant !
Denise
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Absolutely Super!

This is the debut novel from Ruth Fitzgerald and the first in the 'Emily Sparkes' series. It's a wonderfully warm and funny story of families,friendships and new arrivals.
Without giving any spoilers and in a nutshell; Emily Sparkes is facing more than one crisis with a new and as yet nameless baby sister; her Mum's 'baby blues', her best friend's emigration to Wales to make goat's cheese, how to avoid being Gross-out Gavin's Tudor Times - Time Travel Trip partner and the sudden
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Chlo
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
I went to the shops on Saturday my parents bought me some books my dad bought this one and when I picked it up I thought it would be my sort of book it was when I was reading it and then it got really boring and then because of boredom I just put it down on page 223 I couldn't stand it anymore usually I'd carry on liking a book if I like it still on page 50. Boring
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Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is one of the best. books. Ever! emily sparkes is soooo funny!
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Good book about freindshp
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Ruth Fitzgerald is the author of the 'Emily Sparkes' series, published by Little, Brown UK. Ruth grew up in South Wales, and has spent most of her adult life in Suffolk, via Brighton and Japan. Ruth finds it very difficult to be serious for more than three minutes at a time. One day she realised she was a grown-up and tried to do 'proper' jobs. In fact she tried around 23 proper jobs, but her
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