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Lola Rose

Lola Rose

Wilson, Jacqueline; Sharratt, Nick

When Jayni, her mum and little brother have to run away from her abusive father, it starts off as an adventure. They slip out at night, go up to London and stay in a hotel, and even make up false identities. When the money runs out and reality bites, is it still a game they should play?

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Corgi, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt
ISBN: 0552556130, 9780552556132
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2003.
Physical Description: 287 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Family violence Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4
Interest Level: UY
Points: 9
Quiz Number: 206562

Author note

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 (forThe Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (forDouble 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 natural storyteller . . . compulsive reading"
Guardian||"Optimism and despair come in equal parts in Wilson's child-centred contemporary dramas"
Oxford Times||"I loved this book. It is honest and sensitive and a really quick read - that's because you'll need to keep turning the pages to find out what happens to Lola Rose, and Kendall, and her mum . . . highly recommended"
Reading Matters||"A truly great read!"
Yorkshire Post||"The fact that it doesn't end in a fairy tale happy ever after makes it more realistic because life isn't like that!"
Boox: nine

Back cover copy

My name is Lola Rose.

That wasn't always my name. I used to be plain old Jayni - until my dad lost his temper, and things became really scary at home.

We had to run away in the middle of the night - me, my mum and my little brother Kenny. Now we're starting again in London - new names, new identities, a brand-new life. But escaping the past isn't as easy as I thought. And Dad might find us one day . . .