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Summary

Quiet, cautious Pearl has always adored her bold, brash, bad big sister Jodie. When their parents get new jobs at a grand, fusty old boarding school, Melchester College, the girls have to move there – and when they arrive, things start to change. Jodie has always been the leader – but now it's Pearl who's making new friends. Jodie just seems to be getting into more and more trouble – arguing with Mum, scaring the little children, flirting with the gardener. She really doesn't fit in with the posh teenagers at the school.

Pearl begins to wonder if she needs Jodie as much as she used to. But when Firework Night comes around and a tragic event occurs, Pearl realises just how much Jodie means to her.

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Amazing audio

Brilliant audio!! A few sad parts especially a big one at the end, so I would say 9-15 year olds!!!! ☺

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Good but....😶

If you are 10 or over I think you will really like it.but if you are under 10 I advise you don't get it because it is quite upsetting at the end. 💩

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  • Min
  • Northants, UK
  • 03-06-14

Not for young children

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

My daughter listens to stories at bedtime, she is 7. She has listened to lots of JW's books before and loves them, I had no hesitation in buying this when I heard the sample and read the blurb. BUT now my daughter is so distressed due to some of the content. I am so upset and wish I'd have listened to it before. Where does it say how old the reader should be? This needs to be clearer. I listened to the first chapter with my daughter and it seemed a little more grown up than books she had listened to before but nothing that I didn't want to expose her to as she is growing up. However the storyline is very very upsetting and there should be some warning in the blurb.

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My sister Joidie

My sister Jodie is a good story but it has a very sad ending that could make you cry 😢

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Amazing

I love this book it's one of my favourites and I love than Jacqueline sits and takes the time to act out the he said she said parts! 10/10.
This story however does make me cry every time!

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great

amazing story. It me me cry when jodie gets hurt at the end of the book, overall 10/10

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  • Nadia
  • Halesowen, West Midlands, United Kingdom
  • 22-02-11

My sister Jodie

I think that this story is very depressing at times and quite exciting at other times, I also think that the best part was when they moved to Melchester Collage because it was such an adventure for both Pearl and Jodie. But I was so grieved when Jodie had her accident.

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Cool

I think that the performances were 3star because Thhfde ffhhtr fgghtrdf fggtrdff ft g f

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