Opal Plumstead Hardcover – 9 Oct 2014
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"Her ability to create interesting, lovable characters who navigate 9 to 12-year-olds through key moments in history is unmatched" The Times "Oh my goodness! Opal Plumstead is Jacqueline Wilson's 100th book! That's prolific, right? I first discovered her work when I read The Illustrated Mum. It made me laugh. It made me cry. And, more than anything else, it felt truthful. I've been a fan ever since. So I'm proud to be reviewing her centenary story ... [Opal is] a fabulous central character - bright and sparky and an original thinker ... You can't help but root for her as she beats her own path through a rapidly changing world with real heart and determination ... Oh, and it reads like a breeze. Of course. What else would you expect?" -- Jill Murphy The Bookbag --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety.' (The Times)
'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance.' (The Independent on Sunday)
'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues.' (The Bookseller)
'This wonderful new wartime story will be published to coincide with the one hundred year anniversary of the start of the First World War. And like one of Roald Dahl's most timeless and beloved novels, much of the action takes place at a sweet factory!' (Amazon) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
We are doing a competition at school to write about somebody who inspires you, and I'm writing mine about Jaqueline Wilson because i love her so much!
The way Jaqueline pulls us into the book amazes me I was enthralled by it! In this book the author ( Jacqueline Wilson) describes the sweets so well it made my mouth water, I felt like I could a ctully taste them!
By my self I'd recomened this book for ages 9-11 I would without a dout give this book 10/10
I'm not going to lie to you and say that this is a 'happily ever after story' because it's not. Opal's tale is of harsh and awful events such as her father going to prison; her sister with her fancied carrier of urrr……… yeah………; her cancelled scholarship and many others that brought tears to my eyes.
Opal is a very likeable character, she is fierce but clever and gentle at the same time. When things go wrong, Opal can go up in flames (especially at sweet factory fairy glenn)
All in all, I loved this book soooooo much and would recommend it tl children over the age of ten and even adults!!!
It's also very long, so you won't finish it in one reading
(like I do sometimes!)
some dramatic parts too, a real treat for JW fans and
historical novel readers.( Set in Edwardian era going into WW1 - ironic seeing
as this year is the centenary of the year WW1 began.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good to read!
Would Recommend to ladies aged 11 and upwards.
Thanks for reading review ! !
sad happy and romantic. this is about a girl called opal and she has a perfect life. it then turns upside down as her father goes to jail. she then has to work in a factory. Read morePublished 3 months ago by LonPlayZ
I love this book but it is is sad!!!!!!!!
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i dunno what to say to this. this book was amazing. it talks about opals sad life and difficulties .it is sad but moving. i was literary crying halfway.you have to read this book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Hala Al-Daour
i have read this book about 20 times now it is so good but a little sad read on to find what happend to opalPublished 4 months ago by mr c j davis
we pre-ordered it on kindle and it never came so we had to order it again an by the time that was done I didn't want to read it. :(Published 4 months ago by Hannah Warren