The Tulip Touch

» Anne Fine

Puffin Classic
: 04 May 2006
9 - 12 years



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.

Your reviews

Your reviews 16 September 2010

Reviewer: Shannon Dawson

'In class we are reading this book and i think its amazing... Would recomend to antone who love abit of adventure and mystery.'

» Submit a review


Carnegie Medal : Highly Recommended 1997
Whitbread Children's Book of the Year : Winner 1996

Product details

Format :
Size :
129 x 198mm
Pages :
Published :
04 May 2006
Publisher :
Puffin Classic

Other formats for
The Tulip Touch:

» Paperback : £6.99

The Tulip Touch

» Anne Fine


Related email updates

Related email updates
Related email updates

To keep up-to-date, input your email address, and we will contact you on publication or when the author releases another book.

Please alert me via email when:

Form The author releases another book
Related email updates
Related email updates

Delivery Details

Usually shipped within 24 hours FREE UK Delivery*

Full delivery details

© 1995 - 2014 Penguin Books Ltd

Registered Number: 861590 England.
Registered Office: 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL

Hooray! Thanks for joining us. Keep those gogglers peeled for a monthly epistle from Puffin and a reading list too (it might be time to reinforce your bookshelf).

Thanks for reading.
Follow @puffinbooks