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Double Act

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Phase one of the plan is an immediate success, as Richard is made redundant because of the ridiculous clothing Rose bought him, which no doubt alerted the rest of the office loud and clear that this man was going through a mid-life crisis. The storyline was, as I said, predictable, but I am not a pre-teen and so in that context the predictability doesn’t matter. Their enemy is Rose, the new girlfriend of their father, but over the time they will change their mind. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. It appears that ruby is the twin that makes all the decisions and it is Garnet that follows her lead.

It was very enjoyable and one that I would recommend for any girl who likes a good book, no matter what her real age is.After applying for a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, Garnet is accepted, Ruby is not, and the sisters' relationship is irrevocably altered. Double Act was "Highly Commended" runner up for the annual Carnegie Medal from the British Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject. Publishers Weekly described it as "an unexceptional mix of familiar plot devices" and recommended it (or did not) for readers age 9 to 12.

It was a believable storyline that addresses many different subject matters through the twin’s diary entries. Garnet however is very scared, and is about to deliver a good audition but their father appears just as she is about to begin, and she cannot say anything. I feel as though Wilson books are a must in the lives of young children, a way of opening their eyes to the real world in the right way. The Illustrated Mum won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, the 1999 Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and was also shortlisted for the 1999 Whitbread Children’s Book Award. As Rose, a women their dad loves comes into their life, three years after their mother's death, they find it hard to digest.

I think WIlson has used her strengths well in this book and has really gone to town with the idea of the twins losing their mom and being like chalk and cheese (Completely Different) ! I remember reading this book myself as a child, it was one of the early Jacqueline Wilson books and one which I re-read countless times! I watched the TV movie version of Double Act last night and really enjoyed it, so today I decided to reread the book. She does not let herself be around Garnet for the whole summer, and even though they both feel as though they are missing something, Ruby is too proud to apologize while Garnet wishes she was able to.

And once again allow me to salute your subtle genius that still, books and books later, goes almost completely undiscovered. Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old identical twins living with their father and grandmother since their mother, Opal, died. Como pega (bajo mi humilde opinion), el hecho de que sea una traducción fiel a los escenarios y culturas inglesas.She and Garnet start off well in school, but once Garnet makes a new friend, Ruby sulks and Garnet quickly changes to stop her feeling upset. I would strongly recommend this book to any one who has a twin because it’s kind of a story of how you can still be twins even though your twin is somewhere else. 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. Surprisingly, Rose is supportive, although her efforts are for nothing, Ruby plots and succeeds in them running away to London for the audition.

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