Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson

Lola Rose

Written by Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

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True-to-life, at times very emotional, but totally and utterly unputdownable. That’s what my 12 year old said of it. She read it virtually in one sitting and she’s not a book worm. In fact, I’d say she’s quite reluctant at times to pick up a book.


Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson

When Jayni, her mum and little brother have to run away from her abusive father, it starts off as a big adventure. They slip out at night, go up to London by train and stay in a hotel. But when the money runs out and reality bites, is it still a game they should play?


A natural storyteller ... compulsive reading Guardian Optimism and despair come in equal parts in Wilson's child-centred contemporary dramas Oxford Times I loved this book. It is honest and sensitive and a really quick read - that's because you'll need to keep turning the pages to find out what happens to Lola Rose, and Kendall, and her mum ... highly recommended Reading Matters A truly great read! Yorkshire Post The fact that it doesn't end in a fairy tale happy ever after makes it more realistic because life isn't like that! Boox: nine

About the Author

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson was our Guest Editor in February 2012. Click here to see her selection of books.

Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames. She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first ‘novel’ when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths’ exercise books as she grew up. As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which she was told was named after her!) before turning to writing novels full-time.

Jacqueline is one of the nation’s favourite authors, and her books are loved and cherished by young readers not only in the UK but all over the world. According to a recent Mori poll, Jacqueline was voted English children favourite children’s author. She has sold millions of books and in the UK alone the total stands at over 25 million!

In 2002 Jacqueline was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children’s Laureate. In 2008 she became Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

2011 saw the 20th Anniversary of her best known novel, The Story of Tracy Beaker,which is not only still hugely popular but has given life to two sequels and an award-winning TV series for CBBC.

Click here to download an interview with Jacqueline.

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352 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

4th March 2004




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