Best Friends

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RHCP, Sep 4, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
18 Reviews

Gemma and Alice were born on the same day and have been devoted best friends ever since. Despite Gemma's larger-than-life personality and Alice's quieter, calmer character, the two are inseparable - until Alice has to move house, all the way to Scotland.

Gemma is utterly distraught, particularly at the thought that Alice might find a new best friend. Is there anything Gem's brothers, or perhaps her grandad, can do to help?

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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

I was pleasantly surprised by this--Wilson's books have never appealed to me, and I only picked this up because SLJ sent it to me. I didn't expect such a realistic treatment of a common childhood ... Read full review

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User Review  - xjooeyx - LibraryThing

I liked this book when I read it - although it's been a while since then, I was about 7 and now I'm 13. I remember liking it but at some points it was a bit slow. I remember liking one of the girls ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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 brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES
'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' BOOKSELLER