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Real Life Drama Books
Bad Girls
by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 7 - 11 published by Corgi Yearling
Mandy is an only child with an over-protective mother. She has always been bullied at school and worries that if teachers or parents get involved, the bullying will get worse. When Tanya comes to stay at the house over the road, Mandy's dreams come true, or so it seems. Tanya is older, bigger, brighter and likes Mandy. Surely everything will be OK now? ...more 303/44
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* 3.19, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Stone Cold
by Robert Swindells picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 9 - 14 published by Puffin Books
Link wasn't born homeless, after his parents split up he couldn't bear living in the same house as his mother's new boyfriend. But after he leaves he has a run of bad luck and no choice but to end up on the streets of London. Life is hard, cold and unfriendly, until he meets Ginger. His new friend shows link how to survive, where to go for shelter and where the best begging places are. Then Ginger disappears and Link makes a new friend, Gail, He stops worrying about everything else, but other kids are still vanishing. Will it be Link's turn next? ...more 210/119
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* 3.99, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
The Suitcase Kid
by Jacqueline Wilson picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 8 - 14 published by Yearling
Following the divorce of her parents Andy couldn't decide who she wanted to live with, so she spends one week with mom and the next with dad. The only stable thing she has is her suitcase and Radish her little toy rabbit. ...more 179/44
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* 3.19, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
CUT
by Patricia McCormick picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 12 - 16 published by Collins Flamingo
Callie is one of the patients at 'Sea Pines', a residential facility for girls with problems such as eating disorders , drugs dependence and behavioural issues. Callie doesn't talk, not to family, friends or therapists, what Callie does do is to cut herself and watch other people. She listens to the other girls talking about their problems, why they don't eat, why they eat too much. All of them believe they are doing nothing wrong and that they are in control of the problem they are supposed to have. Callie won't say whether she is in control or not, but gradually things begin to change, she begins to care about the other girls and when a new girl arrives who openly displays the scars where she has cut herself, Callie sees her own problems with clearer eyes. ...more 1450/761
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* 3.99, 
Junk
by Melvin Burgess picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 12 - 18 published by Puffin Books
Tar runs away from a home life that he cannot cope with. Gemma runs from the constricts of her parents. Everything is going to be so different on their own, in a bigger town, where people allow them to do what they like. It'll be one big party, and they'll be in control! ...more 174/117
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* 4.79, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Plague 99
by Jean Ure picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 10 - 14 published by Mammoth
When Fran returns to London from two weeks cut off from the rest of the world, she finds a nightmare come true. Empty streets, barricades, people threatening to shoot her and most shockingly, the discovery of her parents, dead. With her close friend Harriet and schoolmate Shahid, Fran starts a desperate journey to find safety outside the city. ...more 168/114
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* 3.99, Availability: This title is currently on order. We are usually able to dispatch it within 3-5 weeks.
The Illustrated Mum
by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 9 - 14 published by Corgi Yearling
Dolphin and her older sister Star, live in a council flat with their eccentric mother, Marigold. Neither girl has ever met their real fathers, but both think about them at times. Marigold is bright and beautiful, covered in tattoos and Dolphin adores her. So did Star until recently, but that is changing, as Star has grown up she has become more critical of her mother's appearance and behaviour and is willing to say so. Dolphin is quite used to looking after her mother, a job which Star used to do, as well as looking after her little sister, but Dolphin sometimes wonders what it would be like to live in a family where your mother doesn't stay out all hours or cover herself with tattoos and you had some friends to talk to. ...more 310/44
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* 3.99, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Abomination
by Robert Swindells picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 10 - 14 published by Yearling
Martha and her parents are members of a strict religious group. It dominates her life, they have no t.v. or computer and Martha is kept away from most of the things other twelve year olds are familiar with. At school she is bullied because of her differences but will do nothing to stop the other children. Her only hope is that one day when she is older she will be able to escape from both school and her parents! ...more 192/119
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* 3.99, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Double Act
by Jacqueline Wilson picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 8 - 11 published by Yearling
Twin sisters learn to cope with their father's new partner and their own individuality. ...more 33/44
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* 3.99, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Dustbin Baby
by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 9 - 15 published by Doubleday
April's 14th birthday is not a happy day, let's face it she's not happy with her life. Left in a dustbin at birth, she feels a growing need to know about her birth mother. She has experienced a lot of unhappiness and betrayal by those who were supposed to be caring for her and everything is coming to a head today, but can she find her future path by retracing the past? ...more 1372/44
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* 8.79, 

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