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Becky Bananas: This Is Your Life: This Is Your Life! (Diary Series)

Becky Bananas: This Is Your Life: This Is Your Life! (Diary Series) [Kindle Edition]

Jean Ure
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A standout title in Jean Ure’s acclaimed series of humorous, delightful and poignant stories written in the form of diaries and letters which make them immediately accessible to children.

Becky Bananas is eleven years, nine months, three days and fourteen hours old and her great ambitions are:

•To visit the world-famous Wonderland theme park
•To star on the TV programme This Is Your Life
•To become a famous dancer
•And to be twelve

A poignant and heartwarming story of Becky Bananas, who has leukaemia.

“It’s always sad having to say goodbye to someone you love. But I wouldn’t have missed knowing someone like Becky for the world!” Jean Ure

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2174 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (18 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C0U6XM2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #139,096 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jean Ure has been writing for almost as long as she can remember. She had her first book published while she was still at school and has been writing ever since.

Over the years she has tried her hand at many different genres, sometimes through necessity, sometimes to fulfil a commission, sometimes for the sheer fun of experimenting; but the genre in which she is most at home is the genre in which she started out,which would no doubt be pigeon-holed in that dull and stodgy-sounding category, Social Realism. Her books, however, are far from either dull or stodgy. They are essentially books about young people, her protagonists typically being somewhere between the ages of ten and fourteen. Many have serious themes, even, in the case of BECKY BANANAS, tragic; others are more light-hearted. But all are written with warmth and humour and a lightness of touch which can entice even the most reluctant of readers whilst still providing food for thought.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a review of a gr8 book 11 Jan 2004
By A Customer
becky bananas:this is your life is a sad book about a girl with lukeimia but instead of making you feel like you should feel sorry for the girl instead it is about the good things that happened to her its is a very good tale about real life stuff.
by rachel (12)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 24 May 2000
Becky Bananas is an absolutely brilliant book. It is very thought-provoking and reminds you that you are not indistructable:Life doesn't last forever. I would reccomend it to absolutely anyone-old Jean Ure fans and new. Don't hesitate, buy it now!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A real tear-jerker! 25 Oct 2006
"Becky Bananas, this is your life," is a children's novel, while at the same time an intelligent and thought provoking tale. I first read it at eleven years old and five years on, I haven't outgrown it. It's one of my favourites, and I never cease to cry at the end no matter how many times I read it.

The book is about eleven year old Becky Banaras, A.K.A. Becky Bananas, who is looking back at her life so far; her early years living with her mother, uncle, and grandmother in Bethnal Green, her new life in Kensington, her experiences with her younger brother, her dreams and ambitions to become a dancer, and her recent battles with lukaemia.

Rather than trying to make us feel sorry for Becky, Ure manages to make us feel enlightened by what we have read, with her excellent use of comedy, nostalgia, and looking towards the future, which is apparent throughout every page.

However, whether we are made to feel sorry for Becky or not, if you're one who always creis at films and books, then beware; you may sart crying even before you finish it.

I recommend this book to children between the ages of 9-13, and can easily become a firm favourite to many long after they have left that age range. It did with me, and I recommend it to as many people as possible. Hankies at the ready!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grrrr8! 25 Jun 2000
By A Customer
This book is a book showing Becky Bananas' life. She is ambitious and determined. It takes you through her feelings each step of her life. I loved this book. READ IT YOU'LL LOVE IT TOO I KNOW YOU WIIL!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Becky Bananas; THIS IS YOUR LIFE!!! 2007 Review 26 Dec 2007
Becky Bananas is about a girl named Rebecca (or Becky) who's surname is Banaras but her best friends, Sarah and Zoe call her Becky Bananas. Becky has always dreamed of being a star dancer or actress, and she writes her life story from when she was born to when she was older. Becky also wants to go to Wonderland!!! The story also links to the author, so read it and find the link!
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