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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.