The Tulip Touch

The Tulip Touch

3.6 (1,672 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$15.50

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


The story of a strange and disturbing friendship seen through the eyes of Natalie as she gets to know Tulip Pierce, a deliquent girl most others go out of their way to avoid. Nobody wants Tulip in their gang. She bunks off school, is rude to the teachers and makes herself unpopular with her classmates by telling awful lies. But none of this matters to Natalie who finds Tulip's behaviour exciting and dangerous. At first she doesn't care that other people are upset by Tulip's bizarre games but as the games become increasingly dangerous and sinister, Natalie realises that Tulip is going too far. Way too far... Tulip becomes even more destructive and after a row with Natalie she commits a terrible crime.

This is a compelling story in which Anne Fine explores the dark side of a friendship bordering on obsession, and sensitively depicts one girl's gradual decline into hostility and violence.
show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 153g
  • Puffin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141320478
  • 9780141320472
  • 353,670

About Anne Fine

Anne Fine was born and educated in the Midlands, and now lives in County Durham. She has written numerous highly acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and adults, including GOGGLE-EYES, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal, FLOUR BABIES, winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award, BILL'S NEW FROCK, winner of a Smarties Prize, and MADAME DOUBTFIRE, which has become a major feature film.

Anne Fine was named Children's Laureate in 2001.
show more

Rating details

1,672 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 23% (381)
4 34% (561)
3 29% (492)
2 10% (168)
1 4% (70)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X