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Product details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling (8 Dec. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440869250
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440869252
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (450 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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)

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'No one in children's literature brings more insight to the modern family.' (The Independent)

'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 bestselling author Jacquelline Wilson.' (Portunus Club Magazine)

'This gutsy character deals with some very difficult situations while lovingly caring for her siblings in this engrossing read.' (Primary Times) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Format: Paperback
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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Format: Hardcover
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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Format: Hardcover
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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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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Format: Paperback
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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Format: Kindle Edition
(Dad acted as secretary) Lily has to look after her young brother and sisters while her mother is away. They should be in school but they don't go! Stuck at home with them, she tries to keep them busy and happy, taking them out to the park when they need a break in the fresh air. Lily's teacher becomes suspicious. To escape snooping social workers, Lily takes her young siblings on a camping trip and they get into all kinds of mischief....
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My granddaughter loved this book and kept on about it so I downloaded a free sample so I could talk to her about it. It was so engrossing I bought it because I had to know what happened to eleven year old Lily.She is the eldest of four children and their mother is young and has no family for support. She has the opportunity to go on holiday with her new boyfriend who doesn't know the children exist. She thinks the younger children's father will look after them and leaves but he doesn't and Lily tries to care for them but she is only a child herself. Very good story, believable and heart warming as well as heart wrenching. As a 62 year old I can understand why my 10 year old granddaughter loves this book and this author, I'm glad I read it.
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I loved the plot! Lilly and her sisters Bliss and Pixie, and her brother Baxter leave there flat to go on a camping trip (by themselves!) whilst their mum is away in Spain. The only bad thing is that it doesn't end when their all together... it end with 'and we are all going to be together very very soon.' or something like that. But over all, it was one of the best books I have ever looked at and I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to have an adventure.😜
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