Step by Wicked Step: A Novel

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Random House Children's Books, 1997 - Divorce - 138 pages
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On a wild and stormy night, five students are sent ahead on a school trip. Gathered together in a spooky mansion, they find a secret room and a mysterious old diary. Little do they know that they share a common bond: They are all members of stepfamilies. And each person reveals his story...step by step.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A sleepover in a reputedly haunted house becomes a night of revelations and storytelling for five classmates in this lightly therapeutic tale. Fine (Flour Babies, 1994, etc.) sets a deliciously spooky ... Read full review

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User Review  - kconcannon - LibraryThing

Step By Wicked Step, written by Anne Fine is the story of five classmates and a boy from long ago. All are the children of blended families. I had the pleasure of listening to Anne Fine at the ECIS ... Read full review


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Anne Fine was the second Children's Laureate in Britain between 2001 and 2003. She is a two time winner of the Carnegie Medal, Britain's most coveted children's literature award, and has also won the Guardian Children's Literature Award, the Whitbread Children's Novel Award twice, and a Smarties Prize. She also won the Publishing News Children's Author of the Year Award in 1990 and again in 1993. In 2010 she won the inaugural Good Writing Award. Her books for older children include the award winning The Tulip Touch, Goggle-Eyes, which was adapted for television by the BBC and The Devil Walks. Twentieth Century Fox filmed her novel Madame Doubtfire as Mrs Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams. She also writes critically acclaimed adult novels as well. Her work has been translated into twenty-five languages, and has over forty books to her credit.

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