Clean Break

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Random House, Dec 5, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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Em adores her funny, glamorous dad - who cares if he's not her real father? He's wonderful to her, and to her little brother Maxie and sister Vita. True to form at Christmas, Dad gives them fantastic presents, including a real emerald ring for his little Princess Em.

Unfortunately he's got another surprise in store - he's leaving them. Will Dad's well-meaning but chaotic attempts to keep seeing Em and the other children help the family come to terms with this new crisis? Or would they be better off with a clean break - just like Em's arm?

 

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this book is amazing please dont stop writing

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Character: Em
Em loves her cool and glamorous step-father. But at Christmas he reveals that he is leaving home. Em is devastated by the news and tries to get her parents back together by planning day
trips that never go quite right. Then everything changes when Em has breaks her arm while going to see her favourite author, Jenna Williams. Will Em now come to terms with her parents splitting up? Or does she realise that everyone would be better off if they made a clean break – just like her arm?
Em adores her funny, glamorous dad - who cares if he's not her real father? He's wonderful to her, and to her little brother Maxie and sister Vita. True to form at Christmas, Dad gives them fantastic presents, including a real emerald ring for his little Princess Em.
Unfortunately he's got another surprise in store - he's leaving them. Will Dad's well-meaning but chaotic attempts to keep seeing Em and the other children help the family come to terms with this new crisis? Or would they be better off with a clean break - just like Em's arm?
Clean Break is really awesome,but its really sad when her dad leaves.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
29
Section 3
47
Section 4
67
Section 5
91
Section 6
109
Section 7
121
Section 8
143
Section 12
299
Section 13
304
Section 14
305
Section 15
306
Section 16
307
Section 17
308
Section 18
309
Section 19
310

Section 9
171
Section 10
193
Section 11
213
Section 20
311
Section 21
312
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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

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