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The Lottie Project
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on 28 December 1998
Charlie inhabits 3 worlds - home, school and her Victorian diary. While her young, dashing Mum tries to keep the household together, Charlie (real name Charlotte) has to cope with her grandparents' disapproval. At the same time her girlfriends at school become absorbed in their own idols, leaving Charlie to make friends with an unlikely classmate, James Edward. Partly inspired by him, and partly annoyed, she starts a Victorian diary which really gives a feel for the kind of life she might have led in those days. In the midst of this her Mum makes a new friend - and Charlie's feelings about this almost lead to tragedy. This is a gripping read, fantastically realistic and full of wonderful images, like Charlie and her Mum eating a red breakfast in their red bedroom. Rebecca (aged 8 and a half) hardly looked up from its pages; and Jonathan (aged 40) sat up all night to find out what happened.
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on 13 January 2008
The Lottie Project is about Charlie's history project.

At school the boys tease Charlie and call her Cake because Charlotte Alice Katherine Enright and her initials are C.A.K.E. so you now know why she is teased. Furthermore, she is called carrot cake because she had ginger hair. Charlie is looking at something in a book when a photo of a look alike is spotted. Charlie decides to write a diary about the life of Lottie which is based on fact but mainly the journal is fictional. Lottie has a big but very poor family and has to leave to help pay for things for her underprivileged family. While Charlie and Jo, her mum and her live in a comfortable flat until mums job is finished. She struggles with her new jobs and is in trouble...

I would rate this book 9.5/10 and I think this book is suitable for 9 - 13 year olds. Over all I think this is a good book which you should definitely read!
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on 9 June 2014
This is another fabulous book by Jacqueline Wilson for young readers. My daughter is a lot older then she was when she first read it, however she re-read it and found it even more interesting. It's a story about a girl called Charlotte (preferably Lottie) who comes from a single parent home. At school she is forced to do a project on the Victorians and Charlie decides to do it her own way, by writing a diary as a Victorian nursery maid.

The structure of the book is really good and encourages readers to delve into new perspectives. One chapter is from Charlie as herself and the other is from her made up nursery maid, Lottie. It's really interesting to see the two compared to each other, and it highlights how things may be different for us in the two time periods however the feelings and situations are the same.
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on 13 May 2013
THE LOTTIE PROJECT

I think that The Lottie Project is a very good book, because it is a bit like a roller coaster. The story has its ups and downs. You never know what is coming on your next page, there are lovely illustrated pictures which help you undeRstand the book . If I was to rate the book out of three stars I would give it three stars out of three.
Im not a very strong reader and I did not really like reading until my friend told me about these books. I have just read my first one, I thought that the book was the best book that I have ever read . Now I am going to try and read all the books that she has wrote.

In my opinion I think that the Lottie Project is one of the best books I have ever read ,and I think that you should go ahead and read it .

By Elysia
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on 4 December 2008
I read this book 10 years ago and it was my favourite book, by the time I got rid of it it was torn and tattered and I was devestated. Jacqueline Wilson's story of Charlie (Charlotte) and how she gets through the struggles in her life is inspiring for all young readers and the comparisons between her life and Lottie's are faultless. I remember reading this years ago and thinking I wanted to be just like Jacqueline Wilson, 10 years on I am still trying! But in all honesty if I could get away with it I would buy this book again and keep it and pass it down generations because it reminds me so much of my childhood. A brilliant read, such a lovely story!
Enjoy!!
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on 26 March 2012
This book was probably the best book I have ever read! I gave it 5 stars because of the stylish way the book has been written,It compares and contrasts our present day to the Victorian era because the girl (In year 5) has to do a class project about that certain slot in the the time line, and that's when her life all changed. Money became a problem and the homework was due... Once again a very stylish, powerful book more appropriate for ages 8+ beings as some language may be inappropriate for ages younger. A very well presented, well written book, I would certainly recommend to any child who gets pleasure from reading.
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on 27 May 2015
'The Lottie Project' is a fantastic book about a girl called Charlotte (but everybody calls her Charlie, except her mean teacher) who has only a mother. Her class start on a victorian project and she studys a made up girl called Lottie. They become quite alike through diaries. She also falls out with her two special friends but befriends a boy who she used to hate and think a posh nob. But things can happen out of school too. Her mum who she always thought and wanted her to stay single, starts liking the looks of the boys that she babysits father! And then something goes totally wrong!
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on 9 June 1999
I love this book because it shows you all sorts of emotions such as sadness when Lottie has to be sold to be a children's maid. Or panick when Charlie's (who is the main character) Mums boyfriends son goes missing. You even go through a join of emotions when Charlie is in the car and she's playing up. It makes you laugh and it also captivates you. This book is also very creative because there are two main characters who have a chapter each to describe themselves (Lotte is a character from the Victorian times and Charlie is a moden day girl) Altogether its a very cool book!
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on 6 April 2011
Jacqueline Wilson is probably best known by children and parents alike for her Tracy Beaker books, and many TV episodes on BBC & CBBC. I have a nine year old daughter who loves to read every single day and so loves a good book. More importantly, the book has to have a great story line and be filled with interesting and engaging characters. The Lottie Project delivers all these by the bucket load.

If you have a child or young teen that loves a good book, then this is one not to be missed!
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on 18 May 1999
We think that the Lottie Project was a fabulous book for many different ages . It shows you how life could of been as an old victorian maid , working day and night . Charlies life relates to her school, victorian history project . Charlie lives a great to awfal life and there are many changes she's had to go through . The mood of the storey changes dramaticly at different paces . It is a fun and enjoyable book to read . Quick BUY IT !!! Before they all go .
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