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Ginger used to be an outsider, always on the fringes of friendship. Not any more. She’s swapped puppy fat and pigtails for make-up and hair straighteners, and never looked back – until now. Ginger and Shannon are best mates, but when they befriend lonely Emily, everything changes. Even the cute saxophone-playing boy in the trilby hat can’t help. He’s part of the problem! Are Ginger and Shannon drifting apart, or can they stay best friends forever? A warm, perceptive tale of friendship and growing pains from bestselling author Cathy Cassidy.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.3; Middle years; 7.0 points

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  • 240 pages




Cathy Cassidy

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  1. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    This book is not for me but maybe its for you?

    2out of 5
  2. bookaholic202
    on 6 March 2014

    A really lovely story about knowing your real friends.

  3. Rumaitha12
    on 4 March 2014

    The book was awesome and had a great ending and unlike some books did not have a predictable ending. I liked this book lots and was worth reading. It was quite hard to stop reading the book.

    4out of 5
  4. migit1
    on 10 September 2013

    I love this book so much! It was really incredible!!!!

    5out of 5
  5. natashakrywald
    on 8 March 2013

    good book

  6. ellie-melay27
    on 7 March 2013

    kind of sad book but nether the less, amazing! 5/5

  7. samcharlie123
    on 4 March 2013

    This book is about Ginger Brown. When she meets the saxophone playing boy, Sam, her friend Shannon doesn’t approve. She starts to drift off with Emily, and Ginger feels left out.

    This is a good book by Cathy Cassidy, well worth a read.

    4out of 5
  8. MagicStar25
    on 25 February 2012

    I thought this book was really good and if you like Cathy Cassidy after this book you’ll love her!

    5out of 5
  9. gethi
    on 3 March 2011

    love it!

    5out of 5
  10. UltimateBookWorm
    on 3 March 2011

    This book is about friendship and how it is a blessing and a curse….

    5out of 5
  11. iluvcanada
    on 2 November 2010


    5out of 5
  12. romance
    on 6 January 2009

    It’s a super book! I recomend everyone to read it! When Ginger feels sad so do i. If you haven’t read this book u are missing loads of fun!!!!! (-:

    5out of 5
  13. JenJen
    on 12 November 2008

    I thought this was a brilliant book! I loved the way it seemed so real! I think that Cassy is a wonderful author!

    5out of 5
  14. Koala315
    on 30 October 2008

    This book is an amazing book, full of up’s and downs and twists and turns. I think people who have read all her other books will agree that it’s one of the best out of Cathy Cassidy’s collection so far. It’s abouot a girl called Ginger who was always an outsider ini primary school and was bullied by Chelsie Martin and her gang. When she moves into high school things start to change. Ginger meets a girl called Shannon who looks like a princess withe her long blond hair all sleek and glossy. Shannon takes a liking to Ginger and they become best friends. In primary school Shannon had two friends, Emily and Meg and when Ginger hears Emily crying in the toilet she is too nice just to ignore her. It turns out that Meg has moved away. Shannon thinks it would be a good idea to give Emily a makeover but Ginger isn’t behind it but Shannon decides to do it anyway…...

        Lot's of  exciting things happen in this book and  I would reccomend it to any Cathy Cassidy fans and Jacqueline Wilson fans. I would rate this book Five Star.
  15. gingersnaps
    on 29 October 2008

    I loved this book and would recomend it to anyone.The best bit is when Shannon holds a party.I also liked the romantic bits.

    5out of 5
  16. wormy01
    on 18 September 2008

    I thought gingersnaps was a brilliant book.It was very emotional and funny.Also it was very exiting and every page would make you want to read on.

    5out of 5
  17. vjganda05
    on 12 September 2008

    its not good its the BEST!!! i so luv it even when the part it was so sad that made me cry some were funny that made me cry with laughter its the best i love it i love it i love it! this would make me chat so much well oh fine about it i dont want to chat a lot!

    5out of 5
  18. BookSmartie
    on 7 September 2008

    Gingersnaps was so fun to read! Ginger became a new person in secondary school. Then one boy brings all her past back! It was funny, sad, emotional and typical teenage stuff!

    5out of 5