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Febuary Book Reviews. March 1, 2011

Filed under: Book Reviews — cartwheelqueen @ 3:38 pm

This is the next instalment of my five books that I have read. This Month I read, Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson, Best Friends by Jacqueline Wilson, Midnight by Jacqueline Wilson, The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson  and The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman.

Lola Rose, is about a girl called Jayni who live with her Mum (Nikki) her Dad (Jay) and her little brother (Kenny). Jayni and her mum live in fear of Jayni’s dad because he is always hitting Jayni’s mum and then when one day Jayni’s dad slaps Jayni, Jayni and her Mum and brother run away. They all choose new names, Jayni chooses Lola Rose but although being Lola Rose is fun for a while Lola Rose soon discovers that having her new life and being a different family isn’t as great as it’s starts out. A good book although I wouldn’t suggest it to anyone under11 or 12 I enjoyed the book.

Best Friends, Gemma and Alice have always been friends, even when they were babies, the two are inseparable but when ALice’s family move away to Scotland Gemma feel as if part of her has been ripped off. A good book, and I would recommend 10’s and overs.

Midnight, is about a girl called Violet, Violet is a bookworm, her favourite author is Casper Dream and would love to meet him, Violet also has an older brother (Will) but their parents are keeping something from them and one day when Violet and Will’s parents go out Violet discovers. A good book but I would recommend 11/12 and overs.

The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Tracy is a fun, feisty loving character, She writes in her life book about everything thing that goes on in the dumping ground (DG) Tracy longs to be fostered well until her mum comes to pick her up from Hollywood. A good book which I have really enjoyed reading, I would suggest it to anyone about 8 and over.

The Ruby in the Smoke, Sally Lockhart receives a strange anonymous letter shortly after her father drowns at sea telling her to beware the 7 blessings, Sally is plunged into mystery trying to find out what really happened to her father. A good book but definitely a 12 and over because it is quite confusing at times and has quite a lot of deaths but definitely a good book.

I hope you try some of these books and enjoy them

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2 Responses to “Febuary Book Reviews.”

  1. So February was the Jacqueline Wilson reading month!

    I’m always happy to read about what you’ve been reading. Gives us a few more ideas for recommendations.

    I do know all about Tracey Beaker. It reminded me of a book called The great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Patterson. I would probably recommend some other works by Patterson, especially Come sing Jimmy Jo.

  2. Oh, and I noticed that Jayni’s name is very unique because it’s composed out of her Dad’s name [Jay] and Mum’s name [Nicki]. What a great gift her family gave her!

    I sort of remember Ruby in the Smoke as a TV series. I did try Pullman a long time ago [2002] with The Amber Spyglass.


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