Book Reviews, Childen's fiction, Fiction, Jacqueline Wilson, Middle Grade, Primary School reading, Uncategorized

#bookreview: Best Friends by Jacqueline Wilson


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?


I really enjoyed this book. As an adult who enjoys children’s stories, I really liked the fact that this story approaches a very real and very emotional event that some children experience, and show that everything can work out in the end. Various valuable lessons can be learned from this book and the author does well to highlight the highs and lows of such things and show the readers that there are ways to overcome such turbulent and seemingly world shattering events.

Great writing, easy to follow with good pace.

A great book for young children to help overcome the social pressures of friendship and change.

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