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8th Jul '16 5:41:12 AM fruitstripegum
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* TheCameo: Tanya from ''Bad Girls'', another Wilson novel, makes an appearance.



* TheCameo: Tanya from ''Bad Girls'', another Wilson novel, makes an appearance.
12th Jan '16 11:35:23 AM PurrElise
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26th Feb '15 8:30:52 PM jormis29
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A 2001 novel by JacquelineWilson, about April, a girl who was [[DoorstopBaby abandoned in a dustbin]] behind a pizza restaurant minutes after being born. Even though she's now settled in a good home with a loving foster parent, Marion, she can't help but wonder why her birth mother didn't want her. [[BirthdayHater Especially on her birthday.]] After getting into an argument with Marion over a birthday present, she decides to skip school to revisit all the homes she's lived in, leading back to the first home she ever knew - the dustbin.

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A 2001 novel by JacquelineWilson, Creator/JacquelineWilson, about April, a girl who was [[DoorstopBaby abandoned in a dustbin]] behind a pizza restaurant minutes after being born. Even though she's now settled in a good home with a loving foster parent, Marion, she can't help but wonder why her birth mother didn't want her. [[BirthdayHater Especially on her birthday.]] After getting into an argument with Marion over a birthday present, she decides to skip school to revisit all the homes she's lived in, leading back to the first home she ever knew - the dustbin.
12th Jul '14 4:54:45 PM reillymouse
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A 2001 novel by JacquelineWilson, about April, a girl who was [[DoorstopBaby abandoned in a dustbin]] behind a pizza restaurant minutes after being born. Even though she's now settled in a good home with a loving foster mother, she can't help but wonder why her birth mother didn't want her. [[BirthdayHater Especially on her birthday.]] After getting into an argument over a birthday present, she decides to skip school to revisit all the homes she's lived in, leading back to the first home she ever knew...

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A 2001 novel by JacquelineWilson, about April, a girl who was [[DoorstopBaby abandoned in a dustbin]] behind a pizza restaurant minutes after being born. Even though she's now settled in a good home with a loving foster mother, parent, Marion, she can't help but wonder why her birth mother didn't want her. [[BirthdayHater Especially on her birthday.]] After getting into an argument with Marion over a birthday present, she decides to skip school to revisit all the homes she's lived in, leading back to the first home she ever knew...
knew - the dustbin.




* AdultsAreUseless: The ones at the Sunnybank foster home are anyway. April is very aware of this.

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\n* AdultsAreUseless: The ones at the Sunnybank foster home are are, anyway. April They're completely blind to the fact sweet little Pearl is very aware of this.actually a bully who likes to torture April.



** Abandonment becomes one for April in the movie. She storms away when Marion says she's going to retire from teaching, because that means leaving Fairgate and therefore ''her''. Or so she thinks.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Everyone in the foster home was shocked and surprised that April would push another girl down the stairs. What they didn't know was Pearl had been bullying April nonstop for months and finally made her snap.

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** Abandonment becomes one for April in the movie. She storms away when Marion says she's going to retire from teaching, because that means leaving Fairgate the school and therefore ''her''. Or so she thinks.
''her''.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Everyone in the foster home was shocked and surprised that April would push another girl Pearl down the stairs. What they didn't know was Pearl had been bullying April nonstop for months and finally made her snap.months.



* DrivenToSuicide: April's adoptive mother commits sucide in the bathtub, after her husband leaves her.
* HappilyAdopted: April ''was'' this with her adoptive family, until her parents split up and her mother committed sucide.

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* DrivenToSuicide: April's adoptive mother commits sucide commmitted suicide in the bathtub, bathtub after her husband leaves left her.
* HappilyAdopted: April ''was'' this with her adoptive family, until her parents split up and her mother committed sucide.killed herself.



* KidsAreCruel: Pearl. To insane levels. Her idea of playing "Mermaids" during bath time is holding April under the water until she goes limp.

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* KidsAreCruel: Pearl. To insane ''insane'' levels. Her idea of playing "Mermaids" during bath time is holding April under the water until she goes limp.



* TheCameo: Tanya from ''Bad Girls'' makes an appearance.

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* TheCameo: Tanya from ''Bad Girls'' Girls'', another Wilson novel, makes an appearance.
14th Mar '13 6:59:51 PM reillymouse
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* BerserkButton: April causes a scene in class when asked to do a family tree.
** Abandonment in general becomes one for April in the movie. She storms away when Marion says she's going to retire from teaching, because that means leaving Fairgate and therefore ''her''. Or so she thinks.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Everyone in the foster home was shocked and surprised that April would push another girl down the stairs. What they didn't know was Pearl had been bullying April nonstop for months.

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* BerserkButton: April causes a scene in class when asked to do a family tree.
Destroying April's paper dolls. Pearl learned this the hard way.
** Abandonment in general becomes one for April in the movie. She storms away when Marion says she's going to retire from teaching, because that means leaving Fairgate and therefore ''her''. Or so she thinks.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Everyone in the foster home was shocked and surprised that April would push another girl down the stairs. What they didn't know was Pearl had been bullying April nonstop for months.months and finally made her snap.



* DeliberatelyCuteChild: April acts cute at Sunnybank so Gina and the other older kids will like her more.
** Pearl puts this on around the carers, moreso in the movie.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: April did not find her birth mother and probably never will. But she did find the man who found her and has realized how much Marion loves her.]]
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: April acts cute plays up her cuteness at Sunnybank so Gina and the other older kids will like her more.
** Pearl puts acts this on around way in front of the carers, moreso in the movie.carers.
14th Mar '13 6:51:17 PM reillymouse
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** Abandonment in general becomes one for April in the movie. She storms away when Marion informs her she'll be retiring, and therefore leaving
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Everyone was shocked and surprised that April would push Pearl down the stairs. What they didn't know was Pearl had been bullying April nonstop for months.
* BirthdayHater: April, with good reason.

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** Abandonment in general becomes one for April in the movie. She storms away when Marion informs her she'll be retiring, says she's going to retire from teaching, because that means leaving Fairgate and therefore leaving
''her''. Or so she thinks.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Everyone in the foster home was shocked and surprised that April would push Pearl another girl down the stairs. What they didn't know was Pearl had been bullying April nonstop for months.
* BirthdayHater: April, with good reason.Guess who.



* DoorstopBaby: April, obviously.
* DrivenToSuicide: April's adoptive mother, after her husband walked out on the family.

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* DoorstopBaby: April, obviously.
DoorstopBaby
* DrivenToSuicide: April's adoptive mother, mother commits sucide in the bathtub, after her husband walked out on the family.leaves her.



* InnocentInaccurate: April doesn't understand her mum has committed suicide till years later.

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* InnocentInaccurate: Being very young at the time, April doesn't understand what happened to her mum has committed suicide till until years later.
9th Mar '13 10:44:38 AM reillymouse
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* AdultsAreUseless: The ones at Sunnybank are anyway. April is very aware of this.

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* AdultsAreUseless: The ones at the Sunnybank foster home are anyway. April is very aware of this.



** Abandonment in general becomes one for April in the movie. She storms away when Marion informs her she'll be retiring, and therefore leaving



* DoorstopBaby: As the title suggests.
* DrivenToSuicide: April's adoptive mother.
* HappilyAdopted: April ''was'' this until her father walked out and her mother became depressed.

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* DoorstopBaby: As the title suggests.
April, obviously.
* DrivenToSuicide: April's adoptive mother.
mother, after her husband walked out on the family.
* HappilyAdopted: April ''was'' this with her adoptive family, until her father walked out parents split up and her mother became depressed.committed sucide.



* KidsAreCruel: Pearl. To ridiculous levels. Her idea of playing "Mermaids" during bath time is holding April under the water until she goes limp.

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* KidsAreCruel: Pearl. To ridiculous insane levels. Her idea of playing "Mermaids" during bath time is holding April under the water until she goes limp.



16th Feb '13 7:43:03 PM reillymouse
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A 2001 novel by JacquelineWilson, about April, a girl who was abandoned in a dustbin behind a pizza restaurant minutes after being born. Even though she's now settled in a good home with a loving foster mother, she can't help but wonder why her birth mother didn't want her. [[BirthdayHater Especially on her birthday.]] After getting into a fight over a birthday present, she decides to skip school to revisit all the homes she lived in, leading back to the first home she ever had...

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A 2001 novel by JacquelineWilson, about April, a girl who was [[DoorstopBaby abandoned in a dustbin dustbin]] behind a pizza restaurant minutes after being born. Even though she's now settled in a good home with a loving foster mother, she can't help but wonder why her birth mother didn't want her. [[BirthdayHater Especially on her birthday.]] After getting into a fight an argument over a birthday present, she decides to skip school to revisit all the homes she she's lived in, leading back to the first home she ever had...
knew...



!This book provides examples of:

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!This book provides and film provide examples of:



* BirthdayHater: April, with good reason.



** Pearl puts this on around the carers, moreso in the movie.



* KidsAreCruel: Pearl, to ridiculous levels. Her idea of playing "Mermaids" during bath time is holding April under the water until she goes limp.

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* KidsAreCruel: Pearl, to Pearl. To ridiculous levels. Her idea of playing "Mermaids" during bath time is holding April under the water until she goes limp.
14th Feb '13 1:27:40 PM reillymouse
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* InnocentInacurate: April doesn't understand her mum has committed suicide till years later.

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* InnocentInacurate: InnocentInaccurate: April doesn't understand her mum has committed suicide till years later.
14th Feb '13 1:26:12 PM reillymouse
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* InnocentInnacurate: April doesn't understand her mum has committed suicide till years later.

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* InnocentInnacurate: InnocentInacurate: April doesn't understand her mum has committed suicide till years later.
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