Girls Under Pressure by Jacqueline Wilson

Published August 22, 2021

Girls Under Pressure by Jacqueline Wilson

Book info

  • Title Girls Under Pressure
  • Author Jacqueline Wilson
  • Year 1998
  • Genre Childrens

Magda is tall and glamorous, Nadine is willowy and 'gothic'. And Ellie . . . well, Ellie is just plain normal. The three girls have been best friends forever, but now Ellie is convinced she's fat, Nadine wants to be a model, and Magda worries that her appearance is giving guys the wrong idea. The pressure is on for them to change the way they look - but can they learn to love themselves, just the way they are?


Another fabulous Jacqueline Wilson book, I couldn’t really remember the first of this series very well, but it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t have a lot to do with it. The three friends this time are dealing with looks, appearance, modelling, food, and of course, self-esteem. It was quite obvious from the start where this story was going, but I thought it was so well done - the steps towards an eating disorder were taken so gradually that you felt the same as the protagonist all the way through. It surely wasn’t a big deal to do this, and she still had the common sense and it was all fine. Wasn’t it? Very well done.

Rating: 5 / 5

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