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I can't seem to do anything right here. I don't seem to belong at all. keeps Emerald Star's plot lines constant, showing still another of the many sides of Hetty. I don't like to give away information from plots, so cannot give specific details of Emerald Star, book number three. Hetty has grown to age fourteen in this third book, still petite, and travels alone on her way to discover anything she can about her father. The courage to travel alone during that time period (on trains), the severe hardships Hetty faces, and her willingness to jump right in to learn and to "endure" hard times is admirable. Wilson takes us inside this child's mind where we see both a strong, and helpful "stiff upper lip" as well as a yearning for a real home with those who love and cherish her. Hetty's actions sometimes appear self-centered, even selfish, yet one can imagine having that trait ingrained as a kind of armor, a way of survival. When she wants compliments for her excellent darning and sewing, her ability to work hard at any kind of work, and her accomplishments already at this young age, it is only because she has had so few of them in her earlier years.
By the time the stallholder came back from the alehouse, I'd shifted practically a "mile" of material and created such a buzz around his staff that the other end of the market was empty. Hetty's inability to settling for less than making her dreams come true, at times not even knowing what they are, gives readers a complex character. It is both interesting and thrilling to live with her for a while as I read her stories. I imagine young, but advanced, readers falling in love with these books, those who are already reading books beyond their age peers, wanting involved plots and exciting characters, yet these readers are just too young for young adult books. Each book is now available as an e-book. I hope you'll check out the book trailers on Jacqueline's website. And there is also a youtube video for each book. Here is the one for the latest adventure, Diamond!
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Jacqueline Wilson, known throughout Britain as the most popular writer for girls aged 7-15 has sold over 35 million copies of her books in the UK. She was appointed as the Children’s Laureate from 2005-7 and received an OBE from the Queen in 2002 for services to literacy in schools. In 2008 she was further awarded a DBE in the Queen’s New Year Honour’s List, making her Dame Jacqueline Wilson. Her books contain universal themes popular with children all over the world. Family life, friendship and bullying are regularly featured and her characters often find themselves in difficult circumstances. Her books have been praised for their unique blend of realism and humor, and she is loved by children and parents alike for her non-patronising approach to writing for children.
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