Ella on the Outside bookcover

Ella on the Outside

Cath Howe

She doesn’t know anyone and she doesn’t have any friends.

And she has a terrible secret.

Ella can’t believe her luck when Lydia, the most popular girl in school, decides to be her new best friend – but what does Lydia really want?

Latest reviews

I ramdomly chose this book in Waterstones and at first I thought I wouldn't like it but I was wrong its really good.

This book made me and my mummy cry. It was brilliant but really sad in places.

Definitely recommend for 10 to 12

It was great to read, have wanted to read it for a long time but have never seen it anywhere but found it in my local library recently.

This was a fictional book. I felt that I liked Ella the best. This book was all about a girl with no friends and how she begins to grow more confident and have more friends. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for how to tell a true friend from a fake friend.

I really like this book because it is about a girl called Ella and I’m also called Ella. You would like this book if you like adventure and bravery.

This book was one of my favourites when I read this book, I could remeber my old school friends.

This book was fiction. My favourite character was Ella and Molly. It interests me because it tells you that you have to stick with true friends and friends that want to know private things when you aren't comfortable with are not true friends. I would recommend it.

It was a very heart warming and loving story. I loved it. Thank you Cath Howe!

Ella was my favourite character, she reminded me of me. Although it is a child's book, it felt a bit older which I liked

I liked Molly the best, but it was not factual. It did interest me another person view of primary school. Yes I would!

I really loved this book! My friend recommended the author to me and then I got hooked! I would recommend this book to between ages 8-15. Definitely 5/5 stars!

It was about a girl who just moved and she made a friend called Lydia but Lydia wanted something. I think it is a very good book because it was interesting from the start and to the end.

Made me LOVE READING. You need this book in your life’s although at some points I felt heartbroken in a bad way.

This is a powerful story about girls' friendships. The main character, Ella, is socially awkward and in awe of the popular girl, Lydia. I'm sure we have all come across a Lydia in real life: I was urging Ella not to tell Lydia her secrets and not to go along with Lydia's plan to humiliate Molly. The book expertly reveals the tactics used by bullying people to get others under their control. The reader can see what Lydia is up to a long time before Ella and this makes the book a real page turner- I could not put this book down. The book is an easy read and I would recommend it to KS2 girls.

My favourite part is when she dumps Lydia and becomes friends with Molly

it was so emotional I acctually cried

I would recommend this to everyone ideally over the age of 8. My favourite character is Ella since she is really kind.

This book is fiction. My favourite character was molly because she was just trying to keep her life together and i think that that is really good

It was the best book I have ever read. I read it like a million times.

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