- Author Jacqueline Wilson
I’ve always enjoyed Jacqueline Wilson’s books for kids, even when I should really have grown out of them. There’s something so open and honest about them, all the way through, that you can’t help but fall in love with the characters, no matter how flawed they may be.
This one features a smattering of those flawed individuals, who escape an abusive father to set up life again in London. Only it doesn’t all go to plan, and then mum gets ill and the rest would only spoil it. Talking of spoilers, whilst I like to hear from the author on occasion, I did think the introduction written by Wilson was a little unnecessary. Talking about her decision to write this book, she spoiled quite a lot of what was coming up.
Anyway, it matters not. It’s a good story, difficult to read as poor Lola Rose is really put through the wringer, but one that is likely very valuable for any kids in similar situations.