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Skinny Melon And Me (Diary #1)

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Cherry's teacher has told her that keeping a diary is a good way to unclog your head - and Cherry certainly has a lot on her mind. Cherry's mother has just re-married, much to her disgust. Her best friend Skinny Melon is a sounding board for Cherry's disproval of her step-father, Roland Butter.
Published January 2nd 2002 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 2001)
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Feb 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved Skinny Melon and Me! It's set in a time when Doc Martens were fashionable, and revolves around one girl's relationship with her sweet-yet-geeky hippie stepfather. It's set in a diary form, it's easy to read, and it's cute to see the girl begin to warm to Slimy Roland. The poor guy will do anything to impress her, and now I think he'd be very likable, but you have to remember that the girl, Cherry, is only eleven. I think in that way it was probably true to eleven-year-olds. Roland wasn't ...more
Feb 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Skinny Melon and me was excellent!!
Melanie Skinner (Skinny Melon) was my favourite character because she seemed more happy and grateful than Cherry - I didn't mind Cherry but if you think about it, she is a terribly ungrateful child!

I've never quite read a book like this before. It really shows a realistic veiw on what children think of their step-parents. Poor Roland seemed like a nice guy! But he'd take a bit of getting used to...I loved it how he was an enviromental freak like me! So NOT a
Oct 05, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all friends
she hv family prob..
her parents split up n her mom married to aguy whom she didnt like..
this book teach us to be tough,appreciate every time with ur loved ones...
we have to know the person b4 we make a conclusion~
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think book is a nice, easy read and it is also funny.
Nov 21, 2010 rated it liked it
I thought this book was pretty good. I picked this book up, well the book is a book with three of Jean Ures books in them, but anyways i thought the cover page was bright and colorful and fun looking so i decided to check it out. Since it is set in London, they spell a couple of things differently in the book. For example: favorite is spelled favourite, and color is spelled colour. I could still decipher what the words were tho because there is a one letter difference. This book is about a girl ...more
Jannah (Cloud Child)
Just been reliving my childhood by rereading this. A favourite of mine when I was about 12. Its a quick read, written as a diary by Cherry, picture riddle postcards by her step father Roly and letters by her mother.
Definitely a book that stays within its age bracket. Deals with a child of divorced parents, step parents and issues from that etc.
The main reason I enjoyed it was to decipher the mini picture messages by Roly.
Characters Cherry and her mother were a bit grating though interesting to s
Apr 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
HI! I got this book while i was window-walking(haha. got the word from window-shoppung) in POPULAR book fair.. THIS book is really nice, and i have recommended the series by Jean Ure to my best friend, Amanda.. She thinks it is nice too! SO.. TRY IT!!
Desiree Ann
Dec 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
fun, lighthearted story
Oct 24, 2010 rated it it was ok
It was ok.It got pretty boring though
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of my childhood favourites! I can't wait to have children of my own and let them puzzle away at Ronald Butters brilliant coded letters!
Apr 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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This book. spoke to me as I am a little girl turning into a pre-teenager
Sakinah Azmi
Dec 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really loved it! A very cute book and teach us some valuable lessons.
Jul 13, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
I love this book it very gd pictures
Abi B
Sep 23, 2011 rated it liked it
It had a good storyline but a bit confusing as the speech was not marked with speech marks("") this is probably because it is a diary though.
Jul 19, 2014 rated it liked it
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Prolific English children and young adult author.

Had her first book published while still in high school, then studied theater at Webber-Douglas in London. Her most well-known work is the Point Crime novel Dance with Death. Others include Plague 99, After the Plague (previously "Come Lucky April"), Big Tom, Family Fan Club and Shrinking Violet, as well as the fantasy The Wizard In the Woods.

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