- Author Jacqueline Wilson
I read this as part of my Big Read list, although there shouldn’t really need to be an excuse to read Jacqueline Wilson’s work. Although aimed at young children, they’re still so fun to read. Delving right to the heart of problems and not shying away from difficult subjects, it’s no wonder Wilson has such an enduring popularity.
This time, a girl is a newcomer in a group of friends and tries to fit in. They celebrate their birthdays with a series of sleepovers, and our hero, Daisy, worries about bringing her friends home to meet her disabled sister. With a bully in the group, and plenty of adventures along the way, the adversities are overcome with a lovely happy ending. Top notch.