This is the second Jacqueline Wilson book I have blogged as part of the Big Read Project; the first was The Suitcase Kid.

In this story, April is a girl who was abandoned at birth in a dustbin and has been shifted from place to place, home to home ever since – getting into trouble more often than not.

The book is the story of just one day in her life, but a very important day. It is her fourteenth birthday. Understandably, April hates birthdays, and she ends up bunking off school to revisit her past lives, trying to come to terms with who she is and where she belongs. By the end of the day, April’s life and self have been turned around, we hope, forever.

A nice story, well up to the author’s usual standard.

Here’s an Amazon link.
I already had a copy.

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