My Sister Jodie is a children's book by Jacqueline Wilson. Synopsis Pearl and Jodie are sisters. Jodie (age 14), is very protective of her younger sister, Pearl. Pearl Wells- The narrator and main character of the book. Her sisters are May and Jodie and Sharon and Joe are her parents and she loves to read. She is the . My Sister Jodie: tvnovellas.info: Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt: Books. FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by site over £ In stock.
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My Sister Jodie is a children's novel by English author Jacqueline Wilson. Among her presents are a rainbow bracelet from Jodie, a manuscript book from. My Sister Jodie book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Pearl and Jodie are sisters. Pearl is the younger one, small, shy. Quiet, cautious Pearl has always adored her bold, brash, bad big sister Jodie. When their parents get new jobs at a grand, fusty old boarding.
Summary Plot Jodie gets to know the little ones at Melchester but after a scary story Pearl takes over. To prove there was no ghost to the little ones Jodie went up in the tower, which caused Mrs Wilberforce to be in a wheelchair, and while waving to the little ones she fell from the window, broke her neck, and died. After her parents have another baby but they are still sad about Jodie. Characters Jodie Wells - One of the main characters in the book and Pearl's role model. She is the oldest of two sisters Pearl and May and she is bad, bold and brash, but cares very much about Pearl.
My favourite quote is" You never knew her, May, her smile, the way her eyes would crackle with mischeif and happiness, but I will never forget our sister Jodie.
My sister Jodie ticks off 'A book with a main female character' on my bingo board. I did find this category interesting, but don't really have a reason for it. Something this book taught me was about the ups and downs of sibling's relationship.
Having no siblings of my own, I never really understood or knew what having a sibling would be like. Though I probably don't wholly understand the enormity and joy of having a brother or sister, I now understand it much better. They, also, meet other members of the staff: the under matron, Miss Ponsonby nicknamed "Undie" and the gardener, Jed. Jodie and Jed are attracted to each other, almost immediately, even though he is five years older than she is.
On Pearl's eleventh birthday, her mother insists that she have a small party with all the children. Among her presents are a rainbow bracelet from Jodie, a manuscript book from Mrs.
Wilberforce and a torch from Harley. Wilberforce invites her to write her own story in the notebook and Harley asks her to use the torch to sneak out and watch badgers with him, at night.
Even though she is scared, at first, Pearl begins to enjoy her nightly escapades with Harley and savours the fact that she can keep a secret from Jodie.
Eventually, Jodie finds out and confronts Pearl about it, thinking that Harley and her are meeting, romantically. Pearl reassures her that they are only watching badgers and that they haven't invited her, because she can't stay still or silent for more than a few minutes.
When the school reopens, Pearl makes quite a few friends in her class and enjoys her lessons. Jodie, on the other hand, does not have such an easy time. The students in her class constantly mock her and she does not take her lessons seriously. After being referred to as 'Ginger Minger' for some time, she attempts to dye her hair black, but it goes wrong and turns purple.
Soon after, Jed runs over a baby badger, that Harley and Pearl have been watching, and Jodie is disgusted at his indifference. She, immediately, declares that she does not want to see him anymore. However, Pearl is worried when she discovers a used and positive pregnancy test in the bathroom, even though Jodie denies that it is hers. A few weeks after the school has reopened, Mr. Wilberforce asks Jodie to tell all the little children a bed-time story, each night.
Jodie, having fallen out with Jed and not fit in with her class, happily agrees.
At the school's Halloween party, Jodie and Pearl dress up and play with the younger children. At the end of the night, Jodie takes the little boys back to their dormitory, where she tells them a ghost story, while Pearl takes the little girls to their dormitory, where she tells them a story about pumpkin patch fairies.
Many of the boys fall ill and have terrible nightmares. Wilberforce decides to punish Jodie, by asking her to stand in front of the whole school and tell them that ghosts are not real. She is, then, asked to stop telling the children bed-time stories, a job which Pearl is offered, instead.
She reluctantly accepts, even though she feels that she is betraying Jodie. To make matters worse, all of Jodie's classmates seem to find her even more of a laughing stock. On Guy Fawkes Night , Jodie climbs up to the tower of the gothic building, dressed as a ghost. While the window is open, she trips in her heels and falls out of the tower, causing her neck to break and die tragically.
Pearl, 10, is a shy bookworm, who thinks the world of Jodie. Their mother and father, Sharon and Joe, decide to move to Melchester College, a boarding school in the countryside, where they have both been offered new jobs as a cook and caretaker , respectively. They would like to give the girls an opportunity to receive a quality education.
Jodie does not want to move, because she is settled at her current school, where she is friends with the popular girls. She is even more horrified when her mother says that she will have to retake Year 8.
Pearl, however, is glad because she is constantly bullied, at her school. She sees the move as an opportunity to have a fresh start, in a different place with a different life. Even though she refuses, at first, Jodie finally says that she will move, when Pearl asks her to. When the family arrive at Melchester, they meet Miss French, the school secretary.
On their first night at the school, they are invited to dinner at the residence of Mr. Wilberforce, the Headmaster, and his wheelchair-bound wife.
As it is the summer holidays, only four children, who haven't gone home for the holidays, are living in the school. The sisters meet tall, badger-watching Harley, who gets along very well with Pearl, and three little children: Zeph, a black child, Dan and Japanese -born Sakura. They, also, meet other members of the staff: Jodie and Jed are attracted to each other, almost immediately, even though he is five years older than she is.
On Pearl's eleventh birthday, her mother insists that she have a small party with all the children.
Among her presents are a rainbow bracelet from Jodie, a manuscript book from Mrs. Wilberforce and a torch from Harley. Wilberforce invites her to write her own story in the notebook and Harley asks her to use the torch to sneak out and watch badgers with him, at night. Even though she is scared, at first, Pearl begins to enjoy her nightly escapades with Harley and savours the fact that she can keep a secret from Jodie. Eventually, Jodie finds out and confronts Pearl about it, thinking that Harley and her are meeting, romantically.