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Best Friends

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I would still recommend it to a friend because I did enjoy it but I would say that 8 year old would like this better than a 12 year old!

Gemma and Alice are so relatable and I know the feeling of leaving your best friend because I've been through it before. There is a happy ending though, with Gemma becoming good friends with Biscuits and Alice sending Gemma her charm bracelet as a sign that they will be best friends forever.

In 2007 Jacky Daydream was published, an inspirational true story of how a shy schoolgirl became a superstar author. It was such a moving story I think Gemma is a very naughty girl and biscuits sounds so nice and like an amazing cook I would want him to make me a birth day cake my favourite part was probably hearing about when granddad took the really mean old lady with the sore knee and she put her feet in Gemma's face it was so funny. This novel depicts how Gemma deals with her sadness and how through their journey Gemma and Alice still stay best friends.

In the TV series she is a ceasing smoker, which was not mentioned in the book, and works very hard as a self employed beauty therapist. She has written over 70 best-selling books, and several have even been adapted for TV – most famously The Story of Tracy Beaker. Bad, bold Gemma and dainty Alice have been best friends forever, even though Gemma loves football and fighting, while Alice prefers party frocks and pretty things. In this moving book, Jacqueline Wilson captures the power and intensity of girls’ first friendships with startling precision.

Lessons are present, but few and not that well learned except that a badly behaved girl can walk all over everyone. Because of their distance, Gemma and Alice struggle to stay friends, with the possibility of each other making new friends.

Gemma and Alice will forever be apart unless they think of something to help them get through them growing apart. They were born on the same day and seemingly do everything together; however, they do have different personalities which add to their camaraderie. Girls keeping their families going, girls trying to get away… Jacqueline Wilson’s written about them all! This book is about two girls who are almost complete opposite to one another, they are best friends but unfortunately one of them moves to Scotland, as they are so upset by this they runaway together but they get cought!I didn't really like the morals in the book - feeling like you can't move on from a friendship or have other friends, eating everything in sight to the point of throwing up because you won't politely say no, an unwillingness to share, etc. In the TV series Biscuits' mother is dead; his grandmother is his legal guardian and there seems to be no mention of a father or any siblings. Now I know why this book is so popular with the girls at our school - they can relate so easily to the situation in which these two best friends are in: one moving away, leaving the other one behind.

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