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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.
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
|Publication date:||4th March 2004|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain’s bestselling and most beloved children’s authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold. As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. Jacqueline is also ...More About Jacqueline Wilson