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Double Act

Double Act

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In 2007 Jacky Daydream was published, an inspirational true story of how a shy schoolgirl became a superstar author.

The cover of the book is brightly coloured which made me pick it up as I thought it looked a fun book to read. Adaptable for use by casts with a few as 6 or as many as 30 members and offering staging opportunities from the simplest to the most sophisticated designs, this script is ideal for use in drama groups, English lessons and school plays. If not for that, I probably never would have discovered Jacqueline Wilson - I missed these books when I was young, and they're not the sort of things I would have otherwise stumbled upon as an adult.Their dad seems to have just been taken up completely with this new Rose and quite possibly going through a mid life crisi. This book is a great read for upper KS2 children, and I think that it is something that is better enjoyed as an independent read as opposed to a class book.

Richard - no doubt named so for being a prize dick - is one of the most selfish parents in the Wilson-verse. And gradually, they find that being the same isn’t the same anymore… This moving, skilfully-told story of family and identity vividly shows the struggles that children, and twins in particular, can face in embracing their own individuality and potential for change. A constant favourite with readers, their tale has now been adapted for the stage by hugely experienced children's theatre director, Vicky Ireland, and a sell-out UK tour was seen and loved by thousands of children. Rose encourages Garnet to go from the very beginning, knowing full well that she's stirring the pot between the sisters. In the end, Ruby apologizes to Garnet, and they both realize that they can still be together while apart, as long as they remember each other.The twins face many difficulties, from changing schools, to stepping out from a siblings shadow, and even dealing with a new step mother. What I didn’t like about this book: I felt that there was maybe too many issues being addressed in this book: the death of their mother at a young age, leaving their grandmother, their friends and school to move somewhere new and their Dad meeting someone new and moving in with her. The book takes the form of the twins alternately narrating the story of their life in an accounts book. The illustrations add another layer to the story and this book, as with the others I have read, really captured my imagination even though I am no longer 11 years old.

Ruby and Garnet end up moving with Rose and their father which neither of the twins is happy about, but everything around them is changing maybe it would be better if they stopped being such a double act.It was a believable storyline that addresses many different subject matters through the twin’s diary entries. Regarded by many as being one of her better written titles, it's still popular nearly twenty years after it was first published.

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!

The two have always been close despite their differences- Ruby is social, and keen to let her opinions be heard, while introverted Garnet is content to let Ruby dominate their relationship. The storyline was, as I said, predictable, but I am not a pre-teen and so in that context the predictability doesn’t matter. Actually, speaking as an adult, it's much easier to see what a complete and utter piece of shit the father is, too. I love the storyline, the problems between the two twins and how their different personalities still make them unique.



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