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Lily Alone [Kindle Edition]

Jacqueline Wilson , Nick Sharratt
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (384 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Lily isn't home ALONE - but she sort of wishes she was; looking after her three younger siblings is a lot of responsibility.

When Mum goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend and her stepdad fails to show up, Lily is determined to keep the family together and show they can cope without any grown-ups. But taking care of 6-year-old twins, her 3-year-old sister and the family's flat feels overwhelming and Lily is worried that school or social services might discover their situation and break up the family. What could be better than to take all the little ones for a camping adventure in the park? Plenty of space to run about, no carpet to vacuum, and surely no chance anyone will guess they're there . . .

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"No one in children's literature brings more insight to the modern family" Independent "This gutsy character deals with some very difficult situations while lovingly caring for her siblings in this engrossing read" -- D Williams Primary Times "Parents may not always love her gritty subject matter but Wilson's young fans certainly do and they won't be disappointed by her latest" Sunday Express "Another funny, touching and entertaining story from best-selling author, Jacquelline Wilson" Portunus Club Magazine

Book Description

A brilliant story from our bestselling author about what happens when Lily is left at home, with her three younger siblings to look after.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1787 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital (3 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440869250
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440869252
  • ASIN: B004LB5A36
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (384 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,605 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jacqueline Wilson is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. The Illustrated Mum was chosen as British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for Double Act, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. In June 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was made a Dame.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed It 2 Feb. 2012
I was a huge Jacqueline Wilson fan when I was younger, I had most of her books and read tehm many times. As I got older I steered away from them, I stopped reading her work, but I did keep watching Tracy Beaker on TV (still do, I'm loving the new series 'Tracy Beaker Returns')
Anyway, when I first heard about this book I thought it was the story of one of the girls from Tracy Beaker Returns (there is a girl called Lily who has got used to raising her two little sisters) I soon found out this book had nothing to do with that character, it was completely different, so I moved away from it, but then I found a book trailer on Youtube for it and it looked really good. I kept thinking about it and wondering. I was then talking to some of the kids in the library and I got strong recommendations for it, so I decided to put a request in.
It arrived today. I got home from work just after 6 and had my dinner, I started the book just before 7 and had finished it by 9.15, so it took me just over two hours.
Jacqueline's writing has an easy flowing style to it that makes it easy to get into and quick to read. The characters became real and I could picture them all. I instantly wanted to slap the mother and tell her to grow up and stop being so selfish, but at the same time I wanted to give Lily a great big hug and tell her it would be ok.
her younger brother Baxter is a real live wire, mischievious and cheeky but a softy deep down, Bliss (his twin) is very timid and very shy, she is scared of a lot of things but has a great imagination and I could really feel the bond between her and Lily. Cute little Pixie is a little monster really, always hungry or wanting something, she depends on her big sister.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous 4 Mar. 2011
By faza
I purchased this book for my 11 year old daughter who is a an avid reader of Jacqueline Wilson. She said,

'It was really good, Jacqueline put me through such sorrow, such happiness and so many feelings which all came together. I felt that I really knew the main character and I thought I knew what it would be like to be her. The ending was sad but it was a good ending. I do hope there is a sequel! This book would be good for 9+ readers.'
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lily Alone 21 Mar. 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my daughter's birthday because she loves Jacqueline Wilson. She though it was fantastic and read it within a couple of days!! It arrived promptly and in excellent condition which I have come to expect of all Amazon products.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lily Alone Review By RCB 26 Oct. 2011
Lily Alone was an amazing book to read. Even before I opened the first page there were all sorts of questions I wanted to ask.Why was she alone? Was there anyone with her? If not where were her parents? These questions were answered as I began to read on through the book, it was a whirlwind of love, hope, fear and pain. Jacquline Wilson expresses in detail what it is like to be left alone ...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely little book! 10 Jan. 2012
Delighted little grandaughter when I gave her this book at Christmas! She is not a great reader usually and struggles sometimes, but she wanted this book and was really pleased to receive it. And if it encourages her to read more then mission accomplished! Reading is one of the greatest pleasures in life and I know she is enjoying the book already.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lily Alone 8 Sept. 2012
By Alia R
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved this book it is the best book I've read so far.I think Lily is brave when she has to look after her broher and sisters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok 8 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Thought it was a bit exaggerated and had the same plot twist of many of her books. Typical Jacqueline Wilson!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite book! 1 Nov. 2012
I'm in year 9 and I recently read Lily Alone by Jacqueline Wilson. I started reading it in the middle of January 2012 and finished at the start February 2012. There are 336 pages in the book an it only took me just under a month to read it. That's how much I loved the book!

Lily (the main character) is taking care of her two younger sisters and brother. They only have Lily at the moment so they have to go where Lily goes and do what she says. They have a great adventure in the park.

Lily is a teenager and is very mature and has brown hair. Her role is to look after her two sisters and one brother. She makes a new home for them while their parents are away and they have a great adventure.

What I liked about the book (is everything really!) is that it is very gripping! When you start reading it, you can't stop reading it, you want to carry on! My favourite part of the book is when Lily has to risk being caught doing something. I haven't got any parts that I didn't like and I wouldn't change the ending of this book either. When I read this book the first time, I wanted to finish it straight away!

Overall the book is very good and I would recommend it to a friend. It is very gripping and interesting. I would give this book five stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
This book is a heart warming thing. I really feel sorry for her even more sorry if it was not imaginary.
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I like this book but I wanted to see how it really ended because I wanted to read about them all being a happy family in the end of the book
Published 24 days ago by donut
5.0 out of 5 stars this book was outstanding it made me cry and laugh at the same time!
I chose a number five star because as it says up above it was an amazing heartwarming story and I recommend this for the rest of my friends and family members and I love the way... Read more
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Published 2 months ago by Sazza
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I would of have gave it 5/5 if her books weren't always so ridiculously sad and depressing even if she's a awesome author... Read more
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Published 2 months ago by Mr R Bowman
5.0 out of 5 stars heart warming
I am 10 now but i were 9 when I read it and it is now my favorite book I would say that it is probably good for 9-13 years (IT IS AMAZING)
Published 2 months ago by Miss HE Davies
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!!
All I can say is that this book ends very quickly but I seriously got glued into it :) however I really think this book should carry on at least another 200 pages !!!! Read more
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