Girls In Tears
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He also talks about Ellie's best friends in the most vile way, and gets mad at her for having a conversation with someone who happens to be male at a supermarket. The characters in this book are great though when Ellie gets cross she can sometimes act like it is the end of the world . At the end, she is convinced that truly being drunk excuses her friend and boyfriend from making out and she really knows "russel is her soul mate" and so she takes him back. Jacqueline Wilson, award-winning queen of tell-it-as-it-is children's literature, hits the teen spot with this straightforward, highly enjoyable novel, adding further flesh to the bones of the characters her loyal readers will have come to love in Girls In Love, Girls Under Pressure and Girls Out Late. This time, Ellie's infatuation with Russell threatens the trio's unbreakable bond, as the author delivers a message about friendship and first love in an easygoing, humorous tale filled with British slang.
Thank God childrens/young adult literature has evolved so much in the last 15 odd years, and pity poor me who pretty much only had this series to turn to to resolve my teenage angst. I did accidentally read a review that spoiled the whole book for me, so I didn't enjoy it as much as I think I would have. When I was younger, I read all of Jacqueline's books and all books of this series were my favorite ones!
She tackles the everyday issues that really count (school, boys, family life, friendship, bad hair, imperfect bodies. Of course, it could just be something that annoys me as an adult but I do wish that the books were encouraging people to look beyond romance. The whole thing is just awful and I'm glad I read it at 35 not as a young impressionable girl because I'm not sure what messages I would have taken away from it but none of them would have been good! This time around, Ellie has to watch as all of the key relationships in her life start to fall apart.
Magda's lost her pet and is desperately upset (though the others didn't even know she had a hamster! Russell is a jealous sex crazed maniac and yet somehow like she has always done with her friends, she’s willing to forget it all and start again despite in this case the clear warnings that his actions weren’t okay long before he tried to shag her supposedly unattractive friend. This fourth installment came out a couple of years later and I don't remember ever reading it -- I think I'd moved on by then. I just loved it I'm going to definitely get girls under pressure and girls in love and of course girls out late! Just because he’s the first boy to show and interest in her doesn’t mean she should be willing to overlook anything.