Genre: Literature & Fiction
Comments:Unbelievably, I managed to live the first thirty years of my life without ever reading this book. Since it is a classic of Australian children’s literature, I thought I’d better read it before I give it out at the xmas fair. I’m not sorry I did. This was a great story of what it is like to be jealous of someone and embarrassed about your own family. Definitely worth the read.
Yurk is jealous of Alison, who is elegant, poised, well dressed, has healthy lunches and lives in a nice house. Even as she hates Alison, Yurk strives to be like her. Until she finds something about Alison that she is not jealous of. A great book for tweens and teens.