Clean Break by Jacqueline Wilson

Published March 9, 2022

Clean Break by Jacqueline Wilson

Book info

  • Title Clean Break
  • Author Jacqueline Wilson
  • Year 2005
  • Genre Childrens

Em adores her funny, glamorous dad - who cares if he's not her real father? He's wonderful to her, and to her little brother Maxie and sister Vita. True to form at Christmas, Dad gives them fantastic presents, including a real emerald ring for his little Princess Em. Unfortunately he's got another surprise in store - he's leaving them. Will Dad's well-meaning but chaotic attempts to keep seeing Em and the other children help the family come to terms with this new crisis? Or would they be better off with a clean break - just like Em's arm?


As always, I love Jacqueline Wilson books even though I’m massively the other side of the age bracket, but it can’t be helped - these plucky youngsters putting themselves into difficult situations, learning and growing and coming out the other side. This was an interesting one in terms of a fractured family just trying to piece themselves back together (and apart), but the best bit was Wilson writing herself into the book in a slightly different form. Adorable!

Rating: 3 / 5

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