Ginger Snaps by Cathy Cassidy

Ginger Snaps

Written by Cathy Cassidy

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Shortlisted for the Young Minds Book Prize 2009.

Tender, touching and convincing, Ginger Snap charts the ups and downs of growing up. Shy, friendless Ginger has blossomed at secondary school. She’s best friends with Shannon and now, just going into Year 8, looks set to have everything she’s always wanted. But when’s she’s kind to lonely Emily and falls for the gorgeous Sam, everything chances. Can Ginger get her happiness back?

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Ginger Snaps by Cathy Cassidy

Gone are the days when Ginger was an outsider, always on the fringes of friendship. She's swapped puppy fat and pigtails for make-up and hair straighteners and never looked back. Ginger and Shannon are best mates, but when they befriend lonely Emily, everything changes. Are Ginger and Shannon drifting apart or can they stay best friends forever?

About the Author

Cathy Cassidy

Cathy Cassidy is one of the UK's top-selling children's authors. She was an art teacher, a magazine editor and an agony aunt before becoming a full-time writer. She has worked at Shout magazine and previously at Jackie, the magazine named after Jacqueline Wilson. Cathy tours extensively around the UK - meeting over 10,000 young readers in 2012. She has twice won the prestigious 'Queen of Teen' award. Cathy lives in Merseyside with her husband, two dogs and a cat. Read more about the author here.

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272 pages


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Publication date

7th July 2008




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