Jacqueline Wilson is beloved by children all over for her stories, and is one of the best-selling children’s authors of all time. The Worst Thing About My Sister is one of her most recent books and is packed full of contemporary cultural references, most of which only kids will get. Funny and heartwarming, yet not without its moments of poignancy, this story about two sisters who couldn’t be more different and seemingly have no interest whatsoever in getting along - something that many siblings can probably relate to.
Marty and Melissa Michaels are like chalk and cheese. Marty likes football and comics, while Melissa likes Justin Bieber and anything pink. Up until now they have reluctantly tolerated each other, but when their mother forces the girls to share a room to make room for her new business, things get a little more complicated. The two can’t bear to have each other in their space all the time, and Marty and Melissa take turns to try and humiliate and upset the other. When eventually one of these “pranks” gets out of control resulting in serious consequences, it’s time for the sisters to confront their differences.
This novel, read by the author herself, is aimed at ages 8-10 and is available to buy either as a CD audiobook or a downloadable MP3.