Katy is based on a book called What Katy Did. I have never read the other version but I do know that in What Katy Did, Katy says loads of prayers and stuff and then she can walk again. This book is a more realistic story and SPOILER ALERT she doesn't walk at the end but manages to find a new way of enjoying life. I recommend this book to 9- 13 year olds. I loved it and it's definitely worth the money.
Once I started reading this book, I simply couldn't stop! I'd read for hours and hours every day and I wouldn't leave my Kindle alone at all! Katy's accident was so unexpected and heartbreaking but I really loved the way she managed to cope with her disability, especially at school. I felt so sorry for her when the news was first revealed that Katy had broken her back and I could almost feel her pain but without Helen's help Katy would have never been so brave and courageous. I also loved how Katy began making friends with her onced hated sister, Elsie. This is truly such a lovely story and I recommend it to everyone. Jacqueline Wilson did a fantastic modern version of 'What Katy Did' by Susan Coolidge and should be very proud of herself!
I love this book! I love the story Katy especially when she goes to Baxter Park with Ryan. I don`t think I could do that! I liked that bit because she`s very mischievous. It was very heart felt because it`s sending a message out there if your in a wheelchair keep following your dreams. If you`ve always wanted to be a Olympic Champion go for it remember there is such thing as the Paralympics. Never give up!
This book was a spin off from what Katy did but was a much easer read in respects, when boisterous tomboy Katy learns how to live when your not normal. It starts as a sad story about hers and her little sister clovers mum who got unwell and died and a hatred of Izzy the step mum and the hardships of coping with younger siblings. She grows to telling about her school life her closet friend and her deadly enemy cecy and Eva and the boy who she competes for with her enemy Eva, Ryan. However she is left on her own due to her behaviour she falls and breaks her back and the question in my mind was will she cope? This book follows her life tales and how she manages. I doubt she would of without Helen her friend whom who had first hand knowledge in how she felt and although it is not such a happy ending it is a lot more realistic than her getting up and walking again By the way this is the person who read it This is not my account 😊😉
I loved this book its such a great story half of the book katy thinks of walking as normal but the other half she thinks of it like it's the best thing that could ever happen! I really recommend this book to any one because the story is very relatable and fun. basically read this book it's great definetly worth what I payed for it! =)
This book is based on 'What Katy Did', by Susan Coolidge. It's really good, because it doesn't seem like Jacqueline Wilson is copying the whole time off the original; it would be a good book on its own as well. The story follows 11 year old Katy Carr, along with her 5 siblings, the agreeable Clover, the irritating Elsie, the plump Dorry, loyal Jonnie and baby Phil. She is an ordinary girl, until an accident leaves her badly injured and life will never be the same again... (Dramatic Ending....!) I haven't read What Katy Did, though I did try to after finishing Katy (Yeah, I gave up). You should definitely buy this book, because it's a nice, long, satisfying read, and on Kindle it's quite cheap. I would recommend the book for age 11+.
This book is a modern adaptation of what Katy did. In this book Katy is a lively tomboy who lives with her 5 younger siblings, her stepmum and her dad. In a tragic accident Katy loses the use of her legs and can never walk again. This book shows what a struggle being disabled almost overnight feels like. Also Katy's resilience means that she becomes able to continue with her life. It is a moving book that I recommend to 10+
I absolutely love this book from the moment I got it I didn't take my eyes of it I read it at school,home even in the car.It is about a young 11 year old girl called Katy whose mum died when she was young so she has a stepmother called Izzie .Shes always getting into mischief and one day she has terrible accident ... I'm only halfway through this fantastic book and i'm already loving it . I have never read the original version but I know the author (Jacqueline Wilson ) has . Even though I am younger then 12 I would recommend it for this age as it has a lot of depressing moments in it. Why I gave this a 5 star rating? It is humerus. It is interesting.You cant stop when your reading .Also I would say it takes a weeks time to read . So if you decide to buy this book then You wont regret it.