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I think the biggest gripe I have is that Frankie doesn’t really seem to have any journey when it comes to figuring herself out. Throughout the first third or so of the book she describes herself in ways that I can only describe as stereotypical for a young lesbian (i.e. not interested in clothes or makeup, mostly friends with boys, etc). She talks about this with seemingly no introspection, then jumps right into ‘oh I’m in love with a girl’. It didn’t feel authentic to me. I can't help feeling that Sally wasn't quite worthy of Frankie's devotion, but I appreciated that she wasn't a villain, and had some redeeming qualities. I felt the ending was appropriate. There is not a great deal of resolution, but the girls are not quite fourteen yet, so the ending point felt quite fitting to me. Maybe things will work out, maybe they won't. At thirteen, it makes sense that that would be somewhat up in the air. I did love that the drama wasn't really about Frankie's sexuality, just the general stuff that comes along with first, unexpected love, especially when the object of your affections isn't the kindest person. Frankie learns to value herself and stand up to being treated poorly, that was brilliant to see. the main character frankie was quite annoying alot of the time and the amount of times she say ‘im nearly 14’ is so annoying bruh
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There were several instances of fat-shaming and talk of diet culture which is always disappointing but especially so in children's/YA lit. A character would have a chocolate bar and then immediately mention the diet they *had* to go on to rectify that choice. This adds to the already shitty culture we have around diets as a society and is completely unnecessary. Funnily also, the father of the girl which the main character falls in love with is a Forensic Anthropologist which is what I studied for my masters degree. Weirdly, it made me feel slightly as though the book was written for me. I was really disappointed by this read. I was expecting a lovely coming of age/coming out story but it really fell flat.
Armistice Day: A Collection of Remembrance - Spark Interest and Educate Children about Historical Moments Jacqueline Wilson has been one of my favourite authors for the longest time and I have loved every book I have read by her. Her characters are usually going through some challenging times, and though there is never a magical "and they all lived happily ever after" tone to them, they always cheer me up. Maybe because as an author she doesn't make false promises, but she does make it clear that situations can improve. There were also several points in the book where I felt that the characters (particularly rowena) said things that didn’t come across as something a person of that age would say. It very much felt like an adult writing about children (that’s not so say, of course, that children can’t be smart, witty or insightful, but there was no real balance of childlike qualities).
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Double Act won the prestigious Smarties Medal and the Children’s Book Award as well as being highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. The Story of Tracy Beaker won the 2002 Blue Peter People’s Choice Award. Love Frankie is a very special book, and it has especially taught me a lot, and I know it will teach a lot of future readers too. It shows how much anxiety can build up having a mother with a serious illness, and how hard it can be having a dad dating another woman. But, most of all, It shows how confusing and difficult it is to fall in love for the first time, especially when It's a crush not everybody will accept. Jacqueline is one of the nation’s favourite authors, and her books are loved and cherished by young readers not only in the UK but all over the world. She has sold millions of books and in the UK alone the total now stands at over 35 million!The must-have new novel about falling in love for the first time from bestselling, much-loved children's author, Jacqueline Wilson. About This Edition ISBN:
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LoveReading4Kids exists because books change lives, and buying books through LoveReading4Kids means you get to change the lives of future generations, with 25% of the cover price donated to schools in need. Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. Being a prior super-fan of Jacqueline, the reading experience was incredibly nostalgic. The characters are described with care and detail. The ordinary is made beautiful. The excitement and hardship of being a teenager are described through a sensitive and passionate young Frankie. Frankie was a highly relatable character for me although some of the stereotypical (ie hating girly things/ good at sport/ should I cut my hair short?) descriptions were uninspiring; however I think these things do connect to a shared experience of girls who are coming out and unearthing their identity, thus the phrase "baby dyke". There's a reason why Jacqueline Wilson has sold more than 40m books. Yet again she delivers a touching, bittersweet drama about ordinary, credible lives. The characterization is spot on, showing real insight into how today's youngsters think, talk and behave, and Frankie's story beautifully conveys the thrill of first love and the additional complications that being gay can bring to it - Financial TimesJacqueline Wilson puts 'heart and soul' into first gay heroine". CBBC Newsround. 6 April 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020 . Retrieved 20 April 2020.