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She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. When Alice's mother gives Flora the knife instead, Gemma finally snaps and shoves the cake in Flora's face. The two are polar opposites; Gemma is a tomboy who likes playing wild and exciting sports, while Alice is girly and loves ballet and the color pink. The thing is, it makes no difference how hard the girls cry, or how loudly they complain, Alice is going to move away, and nothing will bring her back again. Gemma and Alice are so relatable and I know the feeling of leaving your best friend because I've been through it before.
Jacqueline Wilson is the author of almost one hundred books, including Candyfloss , available in paperback from Square Fish. I think that it is easy to relate to for children as it deals with the complex world of friendships and break ups and how they are dealt with.Despite their differences, the two girls spend almost every day together, and on their birthdays they always wish to stay friends forever. In this book Biscuits' surname is McVitie, but in Cliffhanger his surname is Baker, as Tim wrote a postcard to him with the name as Mr "Biscuits" Baker; this may be due to the fact that Gemma hates Biscuits, and McVitie's are a biscuits company, so she might be making fun out of him. This book "best friends" is a delightful and fun story full of new complications at every turn of a page. This wasn't my favourite JW novel, however, I did appreciate the allusion to other books ( Tracy Beaker and Biscuits from Cliffhanger). While she is surrounded by fancy and elegant objects, lives in a beautiful countryside home and attends an ever so fancy school, all she truly wants is her best friend to be here, too.
Gemma is sure they share everything – until she finds out that Alice has something she’s not sharing: a secret that will change their friendship forever. The Illustrated Mum won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, the 1999 Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and was also shortlisted for the 1999 Whitbread Children’s Book Award. Nothing can ever break them apart, but when Gemma sneaks a peek in Alice's Diary their friendship may be crushed. The girls are about to be separated as one family is moving, so they first decide to run away then create havoc when that is stopped. Now I know why this book is so popular with the girls at our school - they can relate so easily to the situation in which these two best friends are in: one moving away, leaving the other one behind.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! Gemma the main character is heartborken when she discovers that Alice and her family are moving away to Scotland. She has written over 70 best-selling books, and several have even been adapted for TV – most famously The Story of Tracy Beaker. In the TV series Karen is a single parent - Alice's dad was Geoff and abandoned them when Alice was little after coming out as gay (he 'ran off with the gas man'). Established fans, especially male readers, will be delighted to re-encounter the flamboyant Biscuits, co-star of Buried Alive!
You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. I recommend this book to middle school age readers since it may teach you a lesson to let go and move on with your life if you are stuck at a certain spot and don't know how to move on. In the message in Alice's birthday card to Gemma at the end of the book, it is mentioned that the dynamics have changed between Alice and Flora - Alice was having a birthday party and her mum had made her ask Flora, however Alice didn't like her much now (presumably following Gemma's visit). A question that many of our students ask themselves at this time of the year, when a good friend is moving away.I think that this book was really amazing as I'm a BIG fan of Jacqueline Wilson (n I actually mean it!
Soon, when Alice's family throws a good bye party, and Gemma and her family attend, Gemma brings takes Alice so that they could run away so that she could be with Alice, and that is what gets Gemma and Alice into an enormous amount of trouble. Gemma is a rather feisty character; a tomboy who loves to get messy and always seem to end up breaking the rules. Gemma receives a birthday card and charm bracelet from Alice reassuring her that despite Alice not being able to contact Gemma any longer, they will remain best friends forever. If you've got a best friend you will be able to imagine how Gemma and Alice feel when Alice's parents decide to move a long way away, to Scotland: I took a deep breath, as if I was about to blow out all the candles on my birthday cake all by myself for the first time. Gemma thinks they will be best friends forever but when Gemma finds out that Alice is moving to Scotland, will the two be best friends forever?
She appears traumatised when she and her parents move away to Scotland, having been parted from Gemma. But when Gemma arrives she is confronted with a potential threat that is, Fiona, Alice's new friend. this book is about two best friends that if you ever saw them you would think that they were sisters. In the story, Alice and her family move away to Scotland and both Gemma and Alice are desperate to remain best friends. Not wanting this, Alice suggests that she and Gemma run away - and do so during the leaving party on the day before the move.