Here in the Children’s Library we recently ran a Jacqueline Wilson book promotion. We asked children to read one of the author’s books, write a review and then they could have a go on our JW Lucky Dip. We had lots of entries; here are some excerpts from a few of the reviews we received. Thanks to all the readers who took part!
Cookie is a young girl who gets bullied at school for how she looks. The cool mean bullies make her life miserable .Things are no better at home, her mum is really kind to her but their dad is a nightmare. They flee their home in search of a happy life. Her new school is ever so nice there but will her dad return to make their life sorrowful again?!
Rida, age: 11
The Butterfly Club
Jacqueline Wilson books have always inspired me to write my own books. When I read the Butterfly Club it taught me a few things – one of those is if you put your best in to something you can achieve it. Like Tina, she desperately wanted to same money to buy compost. When Mrs Lovejoy said she was going to sponsor her if she spelt a list of words correctly, Tina spent all of her Christmas holiday learning to spell. Fortunately when the day came she didn’t even misspell a single word. I love Jacqueline Wilson books.
Ebere, age: 12
I found the diary crossover made the story make you want to carry on and on reading. Also the references to Anne Frank are great. It inspires other readers to write a diary or read the book about Anne Frank and her diary. The way Jacqueline writes make you feel as if you are one of the characters or you can see them in your mind. Thank you Jacqueline Wilson!
Elodie, age: 10
Have you ever been left alone by your mum with only your brother and your sisters for company? Your naughty brother or your shy sister? Your cheeky little sister who likes getting her face covered in strawberry ice cream? When mum leaves lily’s life is turned upside down. Lily and the others end up living in a tree hollow and stealing food from a nearby house. They stay there for what seems like months. Will mum ever come back?
Molly, age: 8
Worry Website is about 6 school children who all have worries. Their clever teacher Mr Spead, sets up a website where children write their worries and at the end of the week the rest of the class share their opinions to help the child. If the child doesn’t want to share their name then it can be kept anonymous. I recommend the book for children aged 8-10 and people who have worries. The book might make you feel a little bit emotional because it is happy, sad and funny. My favourite character is Greg because I love romantic stories. I rate it 4.5 stars. Jacqueline Wilson book’s ROCK!
Hannah, age: 9
Take a Good Look
Take a good look is a really good book. It’s about a little girl called Mary who wants to go to the shop by herself but can’t because she’s partly blind and can’t see very well. So one day she sets off to the shop and a robbery happens and Mary gets KIDNAPPED! The book is very adventurous and funny and very scary. I give it 5 stars.