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That is because I don't usually read books set in the modern world, and I don't generally enjoy that type of setting. Also from the other reviews I have read, I really want to know if she will go to Australia or live with her loving Dad …. Flora ' Floss' Barnes' mother and father split up when she was little and she wishes they'd get back together because she doesn't like her step-father, Steve, and her little half-brother Tiger.

Later, Susan goes to stay in her house in France and says farewell to Floss at the beginning of summer. In 2007 Jacky Daydream was published, an inspirational true story of how a shy schoolgirl became a superstar author. She lives with her mother, stepdad, and baby half-brother, Tiger, and visits her dad who owns a greasy-spoon cafe on the weekends. I hope American kids do get to enjoy Jacqueline Wilson's work, but I honestly think that they could handle the word Mum. One thing that helps me get to sleep at night is listening to some of her books I read as a child on audio.In 2002 Jacqueline was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children’s Laureate.

Still I hope her whole family gets together and Floss and her loving dad could have the experience of going to Australia. As such, I've read the book through my rose rainbow coloured glasses as well as plainly seeing trauma where it was due. About girls everywhere, for girls everywhere, Candyfloss speaks in universals: it's about friendship, family, and growing up in a complicated world. When the fair comes back in town, Rose and Charlie consider dating, and Floss finds out both are interested in each other and get along well, while Rose lets Floss help her in the candy floss stall. her mum is moving to australia with her new husband steve but floss decides to stay at home with her dad in his greasy spoon cafe.Jacqueline Wilson was one of my favourite authors growing up and I will continue reading her books as long as she keeps releasing them.

Rose – The woman who runs the candyfloss stall at the funfair that Floss and Charlie go to at the start.

Towards the end of the book, Charlie loses the cafe, and Billy lets Charlie and Floss move into his house and look after his cats while he is away visiting his son in Australia and also asks if Charlie could help at his chip van, which Charlie agrees to do. I know her audience is supposed to younger but I'm still loving these books and I can't wait to read the rest I have on mount tbr. British author Wilson portrays heavy issues of poverty, bankruptcy, drunken/bawdy adult behavior, bullying and unconditional parental/child love through a determined protagonist and a group of believable secondary characters. I mean I get that this is a children's book and they won't really delve super deep into mother-daughter relationship and parenting but still.

It taught you to be generous and kind to others and taught how some people didn't have the luxuriousness as others. Floss's school uniforms get dirtier and disarrayed as Charlie is not used to washing and ironing them, but her teacher, Mrs. fan because you haven’t read this I have read every single book of hers at least twice so you aren’t. When we had to do some homework for a display in our school libary I did this book as my favourite book. Floss ends her friendship with Rhiannon and finds a new friend, Susan, who is interested in all her favorite things.

Keywords: fiction, light reading, slice of life, female protagonist, friendship, family, comedy, growing up, illustrations, stand-alone book, recommended by a friend. He is only mentioned once in the book, when he drops Susan round at Charlie's house for a playdate with Floss. Like all Wilson's novels, it has an honesty and cheerful integrity that offers a real alternative to the materialistic values of so much fiction aimed at girls. Her insightful and emotionally challenging books not only stretch reading ability, but give young readers a glimpse into many kinds of lives.

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