Ally's World

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Ally's World is a series of books written for young adults by Karen McCombie. The first book, The Past, The Present, And The Loud, Loud Girl was first published in the United Kingdom in 2001 by Scholastic. The series consists of fourteen books, not including several spin-offs.

They focus around the Love family and are written from the view of 13-year-old Ally. It tells of the family dramas and friendship crisis she has as she grows up in London, England. It is set out as a story for her traveling mother about what her children have been up to in case she ever returns.

Books from the series have been translated into Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Lithuanian,[1] Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, and Swedish,[2][3][4] and published as audiobooks read by Daniela Denby-Ashe.

List of titles[edit]

Main series[edit]

  1. The Past, the Present and the Loud, Loud Girl (2001)
  2. Dates, Double Dates and Big, Big Trouble (2001)
  3. Butterflies, Bullies and Bad, Bad Habits (2002)
  4. Friends, Freak-outs and Very Secret Secrets (2002)
  5. Boys, Brothers and Jelly-belly Dancing (2002)
  6. Sisters, Super Creeps and Slushy, Gushy Love-songs (2002)
  7. Parties, Predicaments and Undercover Pets (2002)
  8. Tattoos, Telltales and Terrible, Terrible Twins (2002)
  9. Mates, Mysteries and Pretty Weird Weirdness (2002)
  10. Daisy, Dad and the Huge, Small Surprise (2003)
  11. Rainbows, Rowan and True, True Romance? (2003)
  12. Visitors, Vanishings and Va-va-va Voom (2003)
  13. Crushes, Cliques and the Cool School Trip (2004)
  14. Hassles, Heart-pings! and Sad, Happy Endings (2004)


  • Ally's World Slipcase (omnibus) (2002)
  • Angels, Arguments and a Furry, Merry Christmas (2003)
  • A Guided Tour of Ally's World (2003)
  • My V. Groovy: Ally's World Journal (2004)
  • Sunshine, Sunburn and Not-So-Sweet Nothings (2006)
  • Awesomely Ally's World (omnibus) (2010)
  • The Raspberry Rules (2010)