Sunday, 6 November 2011

Sunday Bookclub - Jaqueline Wilson

This weeks book club has been taken over by Lucy, our ten year old daughter.  Lucy is a bookworm and reads book after book and often rereads some of her favourites.  She reguarly swaps books with friends and we make lots of use of the library aswell as Lucy already having a large shelf jam packed with books.  Today I have asked Lucy to share one of her favourite authors with us.  Welcome Lucy!

Jacqueline Wilson is a fun, creative writer.  She writes about children with problems.  When people write about fantasy it can take you to that place whilst Jacqueline Wilson takes you on an adventure which follows a childs problem.  I like her books because they teach you that not every child is as lucky as I am.  My particular favourite is Hetty Feather.  The main character, Hetty Feather is only a couple of months old when her mother gives her away to the hospital.  The book teaches you about Victorian times and the cruelty towards children then. 

Another of Jacqueline Wilsons books I really enjoy is Lily Alone.  Lily's mum keeps 'hooking up with new guys' and when she meets yet another she's invited to go to Spain, leaving Lily alone to look after her brother and sisters.  This teaches me not everybodys parents care about them.  Overall Jacqueline Wilson is one of my favourite readers.

Thank you Lucy.  Jacqueline Wilson also writes books for younger children, but I think her books for the 9+ age range offer a fantastic insight into the lives of the less fortunate children in our society, in both modern and past times. 

So is your daughter a Jacqueline Wilson fan? Which book is on her Christmas list?

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

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