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Best Friends Paperback – 3 Mar 2005
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"As ever, the storytelling is superb, the language direct, and the author shows her great skill in seeing things from a child's perspective." (South Wales Argus)
"There's no stopping Jacqueline..." (The Sunday Times)
"Wilson tells a story of laughter, love, tears, and trouble in this hilarious tale." (The Good Book Guide)
"Funny and enjoyable." (Lincolnshire Echo)
"Shortlisted for Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award in 9 - 11 years category" (Lincolnshire Echo)
'Wilson tells a story of laughter, love, tears, and trouble in this hilarious tale.' (The Good Book Guide)
'There's no stopping Jacqueline.' (The Sunday Times)
'A really interesting book with something in it for everyone.' (Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle)
'As ever, the storytelling is superb, the language direct, and the author shows her great skill in seeing things from a child's perspective.' (South Wales Argus)
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I decided to re-read this book and although I knew what was going to happen, I still found the book really hard to put down and really hard to stop reading. Jacqueline Wilson's 'Best Friends' is another typical harsh child book by the amazing Jacqueline Wilson. Alice and Gemma have been best friends forever, and now Alice is moving away and the two are being separated, and after a few mishaps, Gemma finds herself in a difficult situation: she's not allowed to see Alice anymore because Alice's parents don't like her. You follow Gemma's heartbreak as she is left alone and has to find new friends and find a way to survive without her best friend. Although, the ending is very predictable and you never really think that it's going to be an unhappy ending, you do find yourself amazed and find yourself feeling really heartfelt and connected with Gemma.
I love the structure and plot of this story. It highlights the harsh truth of change and how although it's healthy: nobody likes it, but it happens. Also, you see how the two girls adapt to new friends and how those friends make the others feel. It's really interesting and gives you either one of the following perspectives: friends drift apart and find new friends OR that friends will never drift apart, they'll always be friends - yet they can be replaced for the time being.
I'd recommend this to anyone who is a young reader who loves Jacqueline Wilson's work already, and also: anyone who is going through that rough time when your friends and you are separated. Again, an important moral that the amazing Jacqueline Wilson has portrayed.
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i liked the way it showed gemmas feelings and the description was really great . It also had buiscuits another charater from another book in it.Read more