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... Then they find the new house and estate seem to be even worse than the one they have just left… My daughter, aged 11, loved this book and devoured it in one sitting. After reading the flyleaf I was slightly concerned with some of the issues concerned so decided to read it. Maybe I ... Read review
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SIMULTANEOUS PUBLICATION WITH BOOK by Jacqueline Wilson. Dixie is the youngest of the ... more

Diamond family. She and her sisters, dreamy
Martine, glamourous Rochelle and tough Jude, could
hardly be more different from each other but their
Mum's tried to teach them the value of sticking
together. Now Mum's expecting yet another baby and
she's convinced this one is a boy. Time to move to
a bigger place, she insists, and the girls
scarcely have time to protest before they find
themselves at their new house. Its rough,
dilapidated and filthy and before they've even
unpacked the furniture, Mum goes into labour! By
the time Mum comes home with the new baby, Jude's
been in a fight, Rochelle's found a new boyfriend
and Martine's stormed off. Only Dixie stays
loyally by Mum's side - so only Dixie spots her
secret...

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The Diamond Girls - Jacqueline Wilson

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The Diamond Girls is a wonderfully typical novel by Jacqueline Wilson. It has everything ... more

her fans expect and demand. "A typical slice of
real life," proclaims the jacket. "Tough on the
outside, warm on the inside." It has some great
characters, who talk like normal people talk, some
tough moments, some heart-melting moments, a few
teasing cliff hangers and a satisfying ending.
Hoorah for consistency! Dixie is the youngest of
the Diamond girls and the narrator of the story.
Her sisters--Rochelle, Jude and Martine are all
very different and each have their owns needs,
strengths and weaknesses. Together with their mum,
heavily pregnant with baby number five, the family
move to a rundown dream house that turns out to be
anything but. Its on the roughest estate ever, and
is rough, dilapidated and dirty, with peeling
wallpaper and rude words spray-painted all over
the front door.  Disaster strikes immediately when
Dixies mum goes into labour. Left to fend for
themselves the sisters soon go their separate
ways, despite their mums wise words that they
should always stick together no matter what. Dixie
is the only one who supports her mum when she
comes back with Baby Sundance and helps to get the
house put right and everybody back together. Its a
big task. Books by Jacqueline Wilson come along at
adoringly-appreciated rate of two a year now--one
in the Spring, another in the Autumn. But to
dismiss The Diamond Girls as yet another novel in
a production line of kitchen-sink trauma-dramas is
to vastly under-appreciate its immense value and
worth. Importantly, with each new story, Wilson
deftly chronicles, with insight and skill, the
sort of life many children may experience either
directly or indirectly. Theyre entertainment, but
theres more to them than that. Wilson is a
national institution! (Age 10 and over) --John
McLay

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Rochelle and tough Jude - could hardly be more
different, but their mum has always tried to teach
them the value of sticking together. Now Mum's
expecting yet another baby, and she's convinced
this one's a boy. She insists they move to a
bigger place - but it's rough, dilapidated and
filthy, and before they've even unpacked, Mum's
gone into labour! Can the Diamond girls pull
together in time for her to come home? And will
anyone spot Mum's little secret but Dixie?

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Not a Cubic Zircionia

AdvantagesEasy to read

DisadvantagesWant to find out what happens next

"...Mum. ‘Little sparkling gems the lot of you…’ Dixie Diamond is the youngest of four sisters living with their mum on a rundown council estate. Mum is expecting again and this time she has foreseen in the stars that she is going to give her daughters a little brother. And she’s going to call him Sundance. All four sisters are very different; the eldest Martine at 16 basically takes on the mother role, as she is usually more sensible than her mother, ..." Read review
03.02.2005

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Diamond Girls

AdvantagesEasy to read, yet still covers some more serious issues

DisadvantagesToo similar to other books in places

"The Diamond Girls was published in 2004. Written by Jacqueline Wilson and illustrated by Nick Sharatt, it has a RRP £10.99. The Diamond Girls gets its title from the name of the family the story is about. The book is written in the first person through as Dexie Diamond. Dexie lives with her 3 older sisters Jude, Rochelle and Martine. The girls all live on a bad estate with their single mother who is pregnant with her first boy! She is excited about ..." Read review
03.03.2014

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The Diamond Girls - Jacqueline Wilson

Advantagesgood storyline

Disadvantagesnot for small children

"The Diamond Girls - Jacqueline Wilson I bought this book for my niece who came to stay for a weeks holiday and it cost me 99p out of the charity shop but you cvan buy it on Ebay from 99p or on Amazon from £1.25 upwards. It's been years since I bought a book for a young girl as when I was little the books we read were Enid Blyton - famous five and Alice in wonderland type books, adventure and fairytale books and I was a little surprised that ..." Read review
05.06.2010

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the dimond girls are a diamond read Review with images

Advantagesa gripping based on real life story

Disadvantagesnone

"...up being four daughters at the end. one post natal depressioned astronomy mad mum, one dump of a new house on a council estate from their old lovely flat, one upset oldest daughter who runs away back to the old flat to be with her boyfriend, one tough girl who beats up the guys, and one young troubled, upset daughter who tries to help everyone and ends up failing. all the problems of real life that some mums end up facing - on their own and with all ..." Read review
22.02.2005

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Four Diamond Girls And A Diamond Boy??

AdvantagesIt's realistic and has great characters

DisadvantagesGripping

"...book have been sold in the UK alone, and personally I think she is one of the best authors for childrens and teenage books. ***THE DIAMOND GIRLS*** What is says on the blurb: "Dixie, Rochelle, Jude and Martine - the Diamond girls! They might sound like a girl band but these sisters' lives are anything but glamorous. They've moved into a terrible house on a run-down estate and after barely five minutes Rochelle's flirting. Jude's fighting and ..." Read review
04.07.2007

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Type Fiction
Genre Children's
Title The Diamond Girls
Author Jacqueline Wilson
ISBN 0385606079; 0440865808; 0552556122

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