some great books written as if they were diaries — just the thing
for holiday reading.
- Walk softly Rachel by Kate Banks
- Rachel’s brother Jake died in car accident when she was
seven. Though her parents rarely talk of Jake, they have left his room
as it was before
his death. On a visit to Jake’s room Rachel finds his journal and begins
to filter his experiences through her own, reclaiming some of the brother
she has never really known.
- The princess diaries by Meg Cabot
- Mia Thermopolis is 14, and lives in New York with
her artistic mother. Life is about to change as Mia discovers
she is to become the new Princess of Genovia, a small European principality
ruled by her father’s family. This is part of a trilogy, The Princess
Diaries: Take Two and The Princess Diaries: Third Time Lucky and has
also been made into a movie.
- Catherine, called Birdy by Karen Cushman
- Catherine’s mother wants to teach her the skills of the
lady of the manor, her father wants only to see her married off, and
profitably. Catherine hopes to be a crusader, a painter, a maker of songs,
a peddler, a minstrel, a monk, a wart charmer …
Against a vivid background of everyday life on a medieval English manor,
Catherine’s earthy, spirited account of her fourteenth year is a richly
entertaining story with an utterly unforgettable heroine.
- Sitting on the Fence by Bill Nagelkerke
- The fictional diary of Martin Daly during the Springbok rugby tour of New Zealand in 1981 — a time when the nation was divided between pro- and anti-tour supporters.
- Angus, thongs and full-frontal snogging: confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison
- Georgia Nicolson is a 14-year-old girl bursting into
womanhood who writes several entries in her diary for each day. For example:
6.59pm Lindsay was wearing a thong! I don’t understand thongs - what is the
point of them? They just go up your bum, as far as I can tell!
- There are further books in this series available at your library.