Ellie Allard is a typical teenager with a passion for art, she gets up to loads of trouble with her best friends, goth Nadine and flirty Magda.Ellie, Nadine and Madga go through a lot of ...
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Ellie Allard is a typical teenager with a passion for art, she gets up to loads of trouble with her best friends, goth Nadine and flirty Magda.Ellie, Nadine and Madga go through a lot of issues which are mainly about their favourite topic . - Boys!.Written by
The series has received significant criticism from fans of the books, with much of it surrounding the depiction of Ellie and Magda; in the books, Ellie is described as being chubby, with frizzy hair and spectacles, and in the series, she is slim, with straight red hair and doesn't wear glasses. In the books, Magda is white with dyed red hair, and in the series she is of Black British descent. See more »
I am very disappointed with this, mainly, as other people said, Ellie's appearance. I believe Ellie's appearance is very important because she always puts herself down about her body, her hair, her glasses. The Ellie on TV is nothing like that. She's thin, straight hair, no boobs, nothing - NOTHING LIKE ELLIE! Ellie was supposed to be someone we could all relate to, but I really can't relate to her character on TV. Also, I don't regard TV Ellie as a witty, clever, wonderful person as I regard the book Ellie. Instead, I regard her as whiny, overacting and just plain annoying - I don't relate to her, I don't side with her. As other people have said, you expect characters to look slightly like the character in the book, but in this case, they are nothing alike at all. Another thing is that Magda magically changed from white to black. I don't mind the new Magda but it's definitely not as I imagined her to be. I imagined the dad older and Anna completely differently. Maybe I am being picky, but this TV series doesn't really seem true to the books at all, which is really sad because it could have been really good.
As a lover of the Girls in Love series and many of Jaqueline Wilson books, I am tremendously disappointed in this untrue adaptation of a funny, clever novel. I suggest you stick with the books!
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