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Lola Rose Hardcover – 6 Mar 2003

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  • Hardcover: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books; First Edition edition (6 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385601840
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385601849
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 2.3 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 347,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fortunately for Jacqueline Wilson fans, her new books seem to come along a lot more regularly than JK Rowling's do, and for this latest, fantastic bittersweet slice of life offering they should again be grateful. Lola Rose is typical Wilson--a story of normal family strife, situations and feelings bound together with extraordinarily uplifting solutions that leave the reader with a tear in their eye and a smile on their lips.

Lola Rose is definitely one for her older readers, however. Jayni, her mum and little brother Kenny are forced to flee their family home when Jayni's dad starts hitting her too--as if it wasn't enough that he battered his wife about already. A desperate flight to London is made bearable when Jayni's mum wins £10,000 on a lottery scratch card and treats everybody to whatever they want. It's a chance to start again and have an adventure--and to forget. They even get to pick new names so that they can hide better. Jayni picks out "Lola Rose"--an exotic-sounding name she finds in one of the magazines she is so fond of cutting up and pasting into her scrapbooks.

But the lottery money doesn't last forever and Lola's mum finds it harder than she thought being away from her husband. However, it's definitely the start of something better for everyone despite a few hiccups along the way.

Jacqueline Wilson is a mega-star among children's authors. Her books are consistently unputdownable and Lola Rose exemplifies her skill at stirring the emotions in an unforgettable story that is sure to win her even more accolades. (Age 12 and over) --John McLay

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" Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues." -- "Bookseller"

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My daughter was re-reading a few of her Jacqueline Wilson books from her childhood and this was the latest one she delved into. She was telling me how much she adored Lola Rose and told me that it was a beautifully touching story.

Lola Rose is about a girl called Jayni who lives with her mum, Nikki, her dad, Jay and her brother Kenny. However, after another tough night and winning the lottery, Jayni finds herself on the run from her dad with her mum and little brother. The family hide high and low find themselves a new life and recreate themselves. Boring old Jayni (who wasn't boring at all!) transforms into Lola Rose and finds herself embarking on a new life with new adventures. However, whenever something goes good...something turns bad. And in the end Lola Rose's mum ends up hospitalised for a very...very...life threatening illness. Lola Rose is forced to deal with things on her own and finds that everyday, life is chance and you can't MAKE things disappear.

Jacqueline Wilson exposes her readers to the subject of a violent father as well as a cancer patient mum. I think this is really powerful and Jacqueline has done this incredibly well. Your heart aches when Lola Rose finds out the news and you are constantly waiting for her mum to get better. As always, Jacqueline doesn't twine in too much drama and allows the reader to process all of the information before another plot twist. This book is also very sad and I've found even my daughter having a few tears over it. A young reader may find this slightly too harsh but I think as you get older and re-read it, or even read it for the first time, you find yourself getting a little shimmer of heartache when you read the story.

Brilliant novel!
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Amazing book ,I was totally unable to put this book down! Truly heartwarming! Lola rose was so brave through everything
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I 💜 this book because it has so much drama and different exiting parts!!! I think that it could be in proved by Jackie describing what it was like when they moved in to the pub at the end. (Sorry if that was a spoila!!!😮)
I think that the age rating should be around 11-14 as their is a bit of violence near the end. Over all I think that Jackie is still the best author to have lived on planet earth!!! I hope she carries on writing books for as long as she lives!!! She is a true inspiration to children all across the globe and I ADORE her work!!! Although I said it was my fave book... I also LOVE the hefty feather series!!!

I hope that this will pursued you to bye this book and read it!!! ( I myself have read it 5 times in the past few months!!!)
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Hooked from the start. I grew up reading Jacqueline Wilson books. I'm 26 now and I still love them. I don't want to ruin the story too much, but it's from a child's point of view of spousal abuse. I've read this book two times already and I still love it. Definitely worth the read!
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A good read for anyone that has had a tough time in their home life. Particularly to siblings with parental or medical issues. Truly touching. I would appropriate this for readers aged 14+. I'm 21 and I still love it. I even shed a few tears near the end.
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Format: Hardcover
I opened Lola Rose expecting a story based on domestic abuse, a lot to stomach for any adult, let alone primary school child. Half way through, the plot changed suddenly into a tale of breast cancer and the family fallout resulting from this. Wilson tells these stories well, but I worry about her younger fans getting hold of this book without having the maturity to deal with it. Many parents will buy this book for their young children, unaware of the emotions it may bring with it. This is a book for children to talk about with their families and other adults, not to be read alone.
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This book was amazing the character face serious issues that could make the book seem bad. The things that happen are very....unexpected. I would recommend thesis book for children over the age of 13 as some issues that occur are inappropriate for younger readers.

Overall amazing book and great value for money!!! A must read!
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Lola rose is a wonderful brave character and deals with anything that is thrown at her. A new life brings her lots of new challenges. She is heart broken when she realizes that her mum has breast cancer. Acting like the mother all the time she has to take care of her younger brother Kenny who changes his name to Kendal. Winning a scratch card lottery was a great lift for the family it just ruined it when their father came home from work and started shouting about why he wasn't told straight away. Then all of a sudden he starts beating up Nikki the mum who changed her name to Victoria Luck. He had a habit of beating her up over the slightest things. But that night he whacked his own daughter Jayni/Lola Rose right across the face. He had always been more fond of his son Kenny than Jayni .
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