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Skye Green's mum is driving her insane! When she's not posting EMBARRASSING pictures of Skye online or experimenting with BIZARRE clothing, she's forever taking up new hobbies - and her latest obsession is ballroom dancing! It's only a matter of time until she waltzes down the street in spandex and sequins - and to make matters worse, Skye's younger brother is wildly (and ...more
Paperback, Macmillan Children's Books; Main Market Ed. edition, 240 pages
Published March 24th 2016 by Macmillan Children's Books
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Vanathy
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It showed me that boys can be all nice on the outside, but inside, they were monsters. I think that Skye’s life could not get any more mortifying. I think that the voldermont twins were bullying Skye way too much. I felt most sorry for her when her skirt fell down and somebody caught her on tape. I also found out it was Skye’s ‘best friend’ was the traitor who caught Skye falling into the toilet. But I was happy to find out that in the end everything was sorted out.
Clare
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another light-hearted, easy-to-read novel featuring a Year 8 girl called Skye Green, who is also mortified by her mother’s behaviour. Her mother wears bizarre clothing, dabbles in new hobbies, and invites the new neighbour’s son to babysit - even though he’s only a year older than Skye.

Told in the first person, and dotted with excerpts from Skye’s diary, the whole story is told from her own point of view, so that the reader is truly immersed in her life. Of course, that’s part of Skye’s problem
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Luna
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Parents are so embarrassing. I mean they’re supposed to behave like grown-ups not rediscover themselves in hideous sparkly or even neon outfits from charity shops and decide on evening classes. Did Sky’s mum not read that rulebook?

The Parent Problem in a nutshell is Skye being mortified at her mother’s behaviour, because she isn’t being boring. I actually loved her for it. However Skye’s mum also doesn’t listen to Skye because she’s caught up her hobbies, so she misses all the signs for what is
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Anna Wilson lives in Bradford on Avon with her husband, two children, two cats, some chickens, some ducks, a tortoise and a dog. She is the author of The Puppy Plan, Pup Idol, Puppy Power, Puppy Party, The Kitten Hunt, Kitten Wars,Kitten Catastrophe, Monkey Business, Monkey Madness, I'm a Chicken, Get Me Out of Here!, the Pooch Parlour series, The Great Kitten Cake Off and The Mortifying Life of S ...more

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