Sylvie and Carl have been friends since they were tiny children. They've always played together, eaten with each other's families, called each other boyfriend and girlfriend and deep down, Sylvie has always believed that they'd end up married to each other.
They even have a mgaical fantasy world that belongs to them alone - and the glass hut, where it's all created, at the bottom of Carl's garden.
But as they become teenagers, things are starting to change. They each go to different schools and have made different friends, although Sylvie would still rather spend all her time with Carl. But Carl has a new friend, Paul, who is taking all his attention. And he seems much less happy to be called Sylvie's boyfriend.
In a game of spin the bottle, he avoids having to kiss her. Sylvie can tell his feelings have changed and th at her plans for the future may be affected. But can she guess at the true reasons behind it all?
A brilliant teenage fiction novel from one of the world's favourite children's authors, with themes of coming of age, friendship, first relationships, courage, family and sexuality.
JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. THE ILLUSTRATED MUM was chosen as British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for DOUBLE ACT, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. Jacqueline was awarded an OBE in 2002. NICK SHARRATT has written and illustrated many books for children and won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed great success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson books. Nick lives in Brighton.
Review: Sensitive story of first love, sexuality and exploring friendships, perfect coming of age book for tweens & teens.
Random House Australia