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I remember reading this book myself as a child, it was one of the early Jacqueline Wilson books and one which I re-read countless times! Jacqueline Wilson's bestselling novel about identical twins has been widely acclaimed, winning the Smarties Prize, the Children's Book Award and being highly commended for the Carnegie Medal.

Suitable for use by casts with as few as 6 or as many as 30 members, and offering staging opportunities from the simplest to the most sophisticated designs, this script will be eagerly seized upon by English and Drama teachers, youth workers, theatre groups, or even families who'd like to try putting on their own performance at home - and many others. As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which she was told was named after her! Her books are great at getting children to really think about actions and their consequences, really opening the eyes of children to the world. The illustrations add another layer to the story and this book, as with the others I have read, really captured my imagination even though I am no longer 11 years old.The cover of the book is brightly coloured which made me pick it up as I thought it looked a fun book to read. In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. A great read for KS2 students; the story of Garnet and Ruby is a brilliant example of how to overcome the problems of everyday life. Ruby dreams of being an actress one day and sees an add in a paper for twins to take part in a commercial held in london, however Garnet dosent want to persue a career in showbiz, she prefers to studying.

His form of selfishness is just a bit more subtle than the likes of Sue from Diamond Girls, or Tracy Beaker's mum Carly. The two have always been close despite their differences—Ruby is sociable and dreams of being an actress, while introverted Garnet is content to let Ruby dominate their relationship. She does not let herself be around Garnet for the whole summer, and even though they both feel as though they are missing something, Ruby is too proud to apologize while Garnet wishes she was able to.If the twins become TV actors, they'll spend a good chunk of the summer holidays away filming, which will act as a temporary measure until she figures out how to get rid of them permanently. She gets deals with real things many kids go through on a daily basis, in an easy to understand way and accessible way. She encourages them when Ruby announces her plan to go to the audition with Garnet, only it is Richard who foils everything this time. The 1995 Medal winner, Northern Lights by Philip Pullman, was named one of the top ten by a panel of experts and was voted the public favourite for the 70th anniversary "Carnegie of Carnegies" in 2007. Dari beberapa buku Jacqueline Wilson yang aku baca, beliau memang sering menulis dengan latar belakang keluarga "tidak sempurna" , bagaimana anak-anak menghadapi masalah ditengah keluarga seperti itu dan bagaimana orang tua dan lingkungan menyikapinya mungkin bisa menjadi semacam masukan.

I love the storyline, the problems between the two twins and how their different personalities still make them unique. Wilson tackles difficult topics that sadly affect a lot of children, such as bereavement, domestic abuse and divorce. JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7.If not for that, I probably never would have discovered Jacqueline Wilson - I missed these books when I was young, and they're not the sort of things I would have otherwise stumbled upon as an adult. The storyline was, as I said, predictable, but I am not a pre-teen and so in that context the predictability doesn’t matter. As a child I was never a big fan of the Jacquline Wilson books; I found her “matter-of-fact” attitude towards reality somewhat bleak.

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