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Little Darlings Hardcover – 4 Mar 2010

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Childrens; First Edition edition (4 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385614438
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385614436
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.2 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (351 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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...her books have been changing the face of children's fiction for over 40 years now. (Brechin Advertiser 2010-03-18)

Topical, wise and, ultimately feel-good story from the mistress of the confessional genre. (Frances Perkins Bournemouth Daily Echo 2010-04-16)

.. an unputdownable book (11 Year Old Reviewer G2 Kids Book Club 2010-08-05)

...this story immediately grabs the reader, drawing them into the lives of both main characters and keeping them engrossed throughout with a few surprises on the way. (D J Williams Primary Times 2010-07-05)

The story is well paced...Mnay of the adults are flawed characters but they are well observed and contrasted...Yes, this book deals with 'issues'...However our two narrators trancend their circumstances. They draw us into their story so that we are rooting for them, rather than being dragged down by the challenges thay face. (Annalise Taylor Carousel 2010-11-09)

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'[The] two narrators transcend their circumstances. They draw us into their story so that we are rooting for them rather than being dragged down by the challenges they face.' (Carousel)

'This story immediately grabs the reader, drawing them into the lives of both main characters and keeping them engrossed throughout with a few surprises on the way.' (Primary Times) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 28 Dec. 2013
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This is my fourth tim reading this book! Yes, it is really interesting! JW has done a good job writing this book. My favourite character would be Destiny as she is a brilliant singer.she lives with her mum and they get along fine until she gets the chance of a lifetime being a television star! I definitely recommend to people who love JW!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By O E J TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Sept. 2014
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Destiny and Sunset are two very different girls living very different lives.
Surviving in a small flat with little money, Destiny and her mother have to make do with a scarce amount of food. Even so, they live happily on their own together and share their very special secret.
On the other hand, Sunset lives in luxury, with her famous rock star father, ex-model mother, adorable much-loved little sister Sweetie, and little pre-school brother Ace. They are a classic celebrity family, who are nearly always featured in magazines. Despite all the treats and gifts and fashionable clothes Sunset is supplied with, she does not live as happily as Destiny, and longs to just fit in.
The two girls create a wonderful friendship... after finding out that they are related...!

This is one of my favourite books by Jacqueline Wilson and I would recommend it to those who like to get stuck into a GOOD book about true life. Moving, easy to relate to, funny at times - it's just splendid!
A must read for Jacky fans.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sophie Evans on 8 Nov. 2013
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I loved this book as it based on to long lost sisters that met at their d=famous dad's movie premiere.Both live in the real world of their situations and I would recommend this to any girl aged around 9-12.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wonderful Writer on 9 Feb. 2013
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"Little Darlings" is yet another Jacqueline Wilson masterpiece, suitable for girls aged 10-14.
Destiny is a cheerful girl with a tremendous voice. She is bouncy, lively and passionate - always optimistic. Destiny lives in an Estate with her single mother, who claims her daughter is the unknown child of rock star, Danny Kilman.
Sunset is Danny's known daughter: living in a luxurious mansion, being treated to lavish gifts - but she isn't quite happy. Sunset is timid, imaginative and comes up with song lyric very easily. She's not really sure if she fits in with her family; she isn't pretty like her supermodel mother, Susie, or her little sister, Sweetie, she isn't cute like her 3-year-old brother, Ace, and she certainly can't please a crowd like her father!
After Destiny's mother, Kate, gets them tickets to see the stars walk down the red carpet on a film premiere, she wonders if she could get to meet her real father. Unfortunately, Danny does not even notice them.
Kate and Destiny spend a crazy night and find a way to hitch-hike their way to the Kilman's grand house. Destiny and Sunset briefly interact and after discovering that she might have a sister, Sunset decides to interrogate her father.
Lots of twists and turns follow - including a present, a secret love and a friendship that could last forever.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ayesha Anjum on 2 Jan. 2014
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I loved the book. you'd think a celebrity's child's life would be perfect but it's not! I think Jackie Wilson should write another book about the polar oppisite "sisters" to see if Destiny goes to live with sunset or about the tv show!
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(Sorry. I have been doing essays at school recently) This book is definitely worth getting. Firstly it's at least 300 pages long so you get quite a lot for only £4. It's quite a bargain. Also, the book keeps you intrigued all the way through. I was always wondering if Danny would walk out on them for good. I never really liked Suzy though. She always seemed so mean. However, I did still feel sorry for her when she got all upset and sad when Danny always left. I thought it was very inspiring when Sunset and Destiny became friends. Sunset didn't seem bothered that Destiny wasn't famous like she was. She just liked her. I also thought it was cool how Sunset never gave up with trying to get her Dad to believe that Destiny is his other, third daughter. I didn't want to put this book down for a second. Overall I thought this book was amazing and was very disappointed when I got to the end as I just wanted to keep reading to find out more. I absolutely LOVED this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. V. Shiels on 18 April 2010
Format: Hardcover
Bought this book for my Grandaughter as an easter present and she loved it, she liked the story line and could not wait to start reading, its now almost finished and she said its one of the best Jaqueline Wilson book ever !!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Megan on 18 Jan. 2014
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I bought this book and read it in a day. I could not put the book down. This story is a bit different to the others. It's about two girls telling one story at a time. One girls called Destiny ( poor one who lives in the flats ) and one called Sunset ( rich and famous ) Sunsets dad is Danny Kilman ( I think) and he`s a rock star. Destiny is also Danny Kilman's daughter. Danny doesn't know about Destiny and when Destiny and her mum go to Danny's concert, hoping Danny would see his daughter, Destiny, for the first time, he didn't look at them. Sunset feels sorry for her and when Destiny followed the Kilmans to their house, Sunset lets them in but Sunsets mother, Suzy, screams and threatened them to get out. I'm not telling you any more, partly because my hands hurting, but I recommend this book to 11 or 12+ or 9 or 10 year olds who know a bit about older things. This book was epic and I would have bought it for £10.
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