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Friday, 10 June 2016

Jacqueline Wilson Book Review

I think I was more excited then Taylor to receive these books!

When I saw bloggers were needed to review some Jacqueline Wilsons books I applied straight away. My teenage self was screaming and jumping up and down inside. Jacqueline Wilsons books were my go to books from the age of 11 to 16. I had and still have many books of hers in a box in the garage that I just couldn't come to part with. 

Over the last few months you may have noticed during Vlogs and previous posts I have been buying and receiving quite a few books. I have wanted to get Taylor more interested in reading, by clearing out his bookshelf and buying new books has helped me do this. 

Penguin have also kindly sent us two books by Jacqueline Wilson, The first one is called "Katy" and the second "Rent A Bridesmaid." 

When they first arrived I was a little worried Taylor might think they were a bit girly especially Rent A bridesmaid with the bright pink cover. However we sat down that evening when he returned from school and read the first chapter of both.

He was quick to say after hearing the first chapter of both he was preferring Katy. However as we have read more of the books he likes both of them equally the same. These book are very different from one another and I would say Katy is written more for an older child (from 11) where as Rent a bridesmaid is more appropriate for Taylor's age.


Katy is the eldest child in the Carr family, Her and her sister Clover unfortunately lost there mum to an illness. Their dad then remarried and had another 3 children with his new partner Izzie who also has another daughter from a previous marriage.
She likes to invent imaginary games, skateboarding, tree climbing and swinging high soaring skywards.
Unfortunately Katy has a horrible accident and her spirt sinks to their lowest point.

Rent A bridesmaid

Matilda aka Tilly is a nine years old that lives with her busy working dad. A new girl also called Matilda but they call her Matty just joined her school, and the same day they become best of friends.
In Tilly's imagination she has a wardrobe full of bridesmaid dresses but in the real world its only Matty that has a beautiful pink dress to wear at the perfect white wedding.
Tilly's so worried she is never going to be a bridesmaid so she decides to take matters into her own hands and offer her bridesmaid services for hire.

Myself and Taylor are enjoying both of these books and are trying to read a chapter of both a night before bed. We are just over half way though rent a bridesmaid and not to far behind with Katy.

We look forward to getting to end of the books to see what happens.

Thank you ever so much to Penguin for sending us these books to review, It has gave us something new to read together that we are both able to enjoy.

Have you bought books for your children that remind you of your childhood? Are they still how you remember them?

Thanks for reading 
With Love

1 comment

  1. Taylor may enjoy the Compton Valance books...lots of toilet humour though from what I gather! I used to be an Usborne rep and my friends little boy who was 10 in October loved them!Jacqueline Wilson is fab. My sister used to love them, I was always into the Point Horror and Goosebumps! I wouldn't dare read them now lol!


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