Another brilliantly crafted story of real family life from the prize-winning, children's favourite, Jacqueline Wilson - now with a new introduction and cover look!
When Jayni, her mum and little brother have to run away from her abusive father, it starts off as a big adventure. They slip out at night, go up to London by train and stay in a hotel. They even make up false identities to protect their secret and Jayni becomes the glamorous-sounding Lola Rose. But when the money runs out and reality bites, is it still a game they should play?
About the Author
JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade.
"A natural storyteller . . . compulsive reading" * Guardian * "Optimism and despair come in equal parts in Wilson's child-centred contemporary dramas" * Oxford Times * "I loved this book. It is honest and sensitive and a really quick read - that's because you'll need to keep turning the pages to find out what happens to Lola Rose, and Kendall, and her mum . . . highly recommended" * Reading Matters * "A truly great read!" * Yorkshire Post * "The fact that it doesn't end in a fairy tale happy ever after makes it more realistic because life isn't like that!" * Boox: nine *
For Ages: 9+ years old
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st March 2007
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.5 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1