Bad Girls

Kim’s gang had better watch out! Because Tanya’s my friend now, and she’ll show them!”

Mandy’s been having a rotten time at school ever since her used-to-be best friend Melanie started picking on her. But now she has a new friend instead: cheeky, trendy, daring Tanya, who has an unhappy life but doesn’t seem to care. Tanya likes Mandy – she reminds her of her own sister, who’s in care – and the two soon become fast friends. But Mandy’s mum isn’t happy. She thinks Tanya’s a bad girl and a bad influence. And when Tanya starts pinching things, it seems as if Mandy’s mum might be right…

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  • in my opinion tanya is just misunderstood.

    6 March 2014

  • okay

    This book was ok.I liked it!Tanya was very cool and casual.CRUEL KIM!!!!

    14 June 2013

  • Bad Girls! Bad Girls! Ha Ha! .... my favorite book on earth but was alright.

    3 March 2012

  • I loved it but i wish there was more so 4/5 4 star

    16 May 2011

  • loved it

    Mandy White is a plain girl who is smothered by her parents. She is constantly bullied at school by Kim and her gang, but one day, an older girl from across the street befriends her and encourages Mandy to live a bit more. Their troublesome antics will make you laugh, their scrapes will pluck at your heart strings; a satisfying read for the population of girls!

    22 January 2011

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    Jacqueline Wilson

    Former Children’s Laureate Jacqueline Wilson is one of the UK’s best-known living children’s authors.


    Jacqueline has won loads of awards, including the prestigious Children’s Laureate 2005-2007, two British Book Awards Children’s Books of the Year for Girls in Tears and The Illustrated Mum, and the Guardian prize for The Illustrated Mum. In a poll to find the Nation’s Favourite Children’s Book Double Act was voted 10th and was the only contemporary title in the top ten.

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