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Pink Chameleon

(Silk Sisters #1)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  420 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Based in the not too distant future, the Silk Sisters trilogy kicks off with 'Pink Chameleon'. The parents of 12 year-old Rorie and seven year-old Elsie have disappeared, and with only their cruel uncle to look after them, the girls are swept off to his miserable boarding school.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 5th 2007 by Orchard Books
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Madeline O'Rourke
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: unhauled
I remember loving Pink Chameleon as a kid, so trust that me giving this a two-star rating after re-reading it makes me feel some kind of way.

Pink Chameleon unfortunately just belongs to the large group of novels that haven't stood the test of time; specifically, books from the 2000s that don't hold up a decade later. From the casual way it addresses alcoholism to the girl hate, I simply expect more of novels now, particularly those written for young readers (this definitely reads toward the
Sep 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
Think A Series of Unfortunate Events but more girly and without the brilliant word plays. Silk Sisters is still great fun to read, though it is part one in a series and has an open ending...
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm still not completely sure on how I feel about this book. I am a very picky reader, this book was not exactly my cup of tea. I loved a few parts of the book though, most of the rest seemed to just bore me. The way Fiona Dunbar got the message about Family and how important Family is across was quite commendable though. I would recommend this book for anyone that is easily interested in plot twists and things going wrong (in books of course)
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Somehow I felt disengaged from this story- something seperating me from the girls. As such, was quite annoying in that I should have been enjoing it far more than I was. Quite cartoonish characters and story.
Sarah Arnell
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
These books were aMAAZING but also kind of terrifying especially when they are in fake america (spoiler alert)
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-childhood
I remember reading this, I think when I was 10 or 12, and I didn find some of the words hard to understand but the concept of the story was sooo coool. I don't remember much but i do remember one scene where the dad is showing the two girls one of his inventions that he made for their mother which was a single piece of clothing that would grow longer and shorter or wide or skinner of change colour and style and size. It basically morphed for what ever the wearer wanted it to be,for every ...more
Nov 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Teenagers
Pink Chameleon is an amazing book! I enjoyed reading this book and I recommend teenagers to read this book. I loved every minute of it.

Plot: Dressing up has never been such an adventure...
Rorie and Elsie's parents have dissapeared. Just like that. And with only their cruel uncle to look after them, the girls are swept off to his miserable boarding school. But the sisters are determined to escape their uncle's grip- and discover the truth behind their parents' disappearance...
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I keep returning to this series, I think because I like this interpretation of the future. Or I like how much truth is in it. Some of it is logical guessing, things that are already happening, like e documents taking over, video technology and phones being mini computers. I like the tale itself. Mystery, drama, adventure. Characters to hate, characters to love, some to annoy you others to make you laugh. There's even a little magic in there.
Liz Yardley
Jan 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Very innovative with its ideas & concepts. The beginning is excellent. However the plot does get a little messy. In the end it (the story) is not as well developed as this writer is capable of, and there are saviour moments of convenience. I may read the next in this series because Dunbar writes well. I like her pace & her ability to show scenes. I also like both of her main characters in this series - she is very good at character development.
May 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I really loved this book! It's about two sisters that live in the future, and their parents disappear one day... they have to movo to live with their mean uncle and hope their parents are still alive! Read to find out their adventures! The sequel is called 'Blue Gene Baby' and there is also a third book! Read the whole trilogy to find out how their story ends!
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this book when i was 12 years old. And i found it easy to read. I recommend this book for 10+ because i was one of the best readers at my primary school and i failed to read this at 9 years so re tried it at 12. It is an amazing trilogy all must read luv it well done fiona dunbar.
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
this book had be turning pages and pages and i cant wait to read the rest of the series and see what happens next
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed it, would definitely recommend it for younger readers :)
Meaghan Mallia
Jul 07, 2010 rated it liked it
good series
Sep 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was pretty good. I recommend it to tweens and teens.
Eleanor Tyrrell
Aug 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Well written book which makes you not want to stop reading it. The other books in the series are v.ry good 2! :)
Ally Chou
Feb 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
An interesting book to read. There were a lot of unusual things happening to the two main characters (which are very impossible).
Author is very imaginative.
Mared Owen
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
It was amazing!
Grade5 Five
Aug 27, 2010 rated it did not like it
I was liking my book untill i got to the end normally it would be fun and exiting but not in theis book it was plan old boring
P.S. i do not recomend this book.
Apr 28, 2012 rated it did not like it
Picked these up in the hope I'd enjoy them but they're too young for me really and just not enjoyable
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Fiona Dunbar is a British author. She was born in 1961 in Hemel Hempstead and as well as being a writer, she is also an illustrator and a graphic artist. She has written and sometimes illustrated books such as the Silk Sisters trilogies and Toon-Head. Her books, The Lulu Baker trilogies, have also been adapted to become a children's TV series called Jinx.

She now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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