Wilson, Jacqueline. Girls Trilogy. Girls in love.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position::Book Review

(Book 1). 184p. c1997. 0-385-72974-X. Girls under, pressure. (Book 2). 216p. c1998. 0-385-72975-8. Girls out late. 218p. c1999. 0-385-72976-6. Random House, Delacorte. $9.95 each. J

This series is like a British version of Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Alice series. Here the protagonist is hot-tempered Ellie, who in the first book is just starting ninth grade. She lives with her father, her stepmother, and her younger brother Eggs; she has two best friends, Magda and Nadine; and she dreams of becoming a graphic artist. Like Naylor, Wilson deals with the road bumps of adolescence with insight and humor. In the first book, Ellie is dying to have a boyfriend, has a crush on a handsome boy, and ends up friends--and perhaps more--with the...

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