Pearl Wells




Small, young-looking, slender, long fair hair




Jodie, pink, being grown up, her class, her bording school (formerly), fairy cakes, writing, May, the children, telling stories, badgers


Dogs, the way Mum treats Jodie, the principal, Guy Fawkes, Jodie's classmates, being told she and Harley are "lovebirds", being girlie


Sisterly, protective, shy, polite, kind, caring, sweet, comforting, sympathetic, loving, sensitive, bibliophilic, understanding, supportive, gentle, affectionate

Pearl Wells is the protagonist of the Jacqueline Wilson book My Sister Jodie. She is a shy, quiet girl who idolises her older sister, Jodie, and aspires to be more like her, despite her tendency to get in trouble. In the story, Jodie is described as bold and tarty which she loves.


Pearl is slight and smaller then average for her age, possibly due to the fact that she was born prematurely. She has fair hair, which she usually wears in two plaits and a pale complexion. Pearl describes the clothes she wears as dull and childish. She is ten years old, going on eleven and is in Year Seven at Melchester College.


Pearl is very timid and is often over-shadowed by her wild older sister, who Pearl absolutely adores. She is very well-behaved and, as a result, she is favoured over Jodie by their mother. However, due to Pearl's reluctancy to stand up for herself, she was targeted by bullies at her previous school and found herself friendless, until her family moved to Melchester College. Pearl can also be quite anxious and nervous, particularly concerning her sister's explicit activites and unusual choices, such as when Jodie dyed her hair black, turning it's original orange colour purple instead. Pearl is also very loyal to her friends and family, as is displayed when she stood up for her mother's position as cook at Melchester. Her friends in Melchester were: Harry (Harriet) Freya, Clarrisa and more,

Pearl is upset when Jodie dies,and after they move to a flat in London, unable to live at the college where Jodie died, she keeps in touch with Harley and some others. Her mom has a baby, a girl called May. Pearl says she'll be a good sister to May, but never as good as Jodie was to her.

The book starts of with the word Jodie, and ends with the word, Jodie.