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She encourages them when Ruby announces her plan to go to the audition with Garnet, only it is Richard who foils everything this time. I love how it’s almost written as if both characters are writing the story in some parts, while in others its as if your looking down into their lives. They play pranks on Rose and in the end decide to go for an audition for acting because Ruby wants to be an actress in the future but Garnet doesn't want to be. let’s put it this way:all the teachers at school think that jw books are a lot off rubbish and waffle(i agrey most times),but this book put it in an entiraly new situation. I don’t know how I feel about the girls, Ruby seems very much self centred and Garnet is certainly overpowered by her “older” sister; even though they’re identical twins.

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. Throughout the entire book it's clear that Richard is going through a sort-of early-onset mid-life crisis. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. This book is a great read for upper KS2 children, and I think that it is something that is better enjoyed as an independent read as opposed to a class book. In the end, Ruby apologizes to Garnet, and they both realize that they can still be together while apart, as long as they remember each other.

In June 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools, and she was the Children’s Laureate from 2005-2007. Surprisingly, Rose is supportive, although her efforts are for nothing, as Garnet and Ruby have to run away to London to audition. I watched the TV movie version of Double Act last night and really enjoyed it, so today I decided to reread the book.

After making friends with someone she previously considered rather a bully, Ruby starts to realise that she and Garnet do not need to be the same, and do not have to do the same things, to be happy. But one day they see on the notice board a poster about a modelling thing so they go there on a Saturday, but there dad find's out and Garnet get sent to a boarding school and Ruby doesn't . This time Ruby does all the talking because she thinks that garnet will screw things up but when they get a letter from the headmistress they come to know that Garnet is selected for her writing skills which portrayed maturity. Jacqueline Wilson's bestselling novel about identical twins has been widely acclaimed, winning the Smarties Prize, the Children's Book Award and being highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. Richard - no doubt named so for being a prize dick - is one of the most selfish parents in the Wilson-verse.

The book showed the pain, rejection and jealously Ruby was feeling as well as the fear of the unknown both the twins were feeling due to Garnet being sent to a different school to Ruby. The book takes the form of the twins alternately narrating the story of their life in an accounts book. I really loved the portrayal of the twins, the fact that their personalities were completely different from one another, but they still . 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) ! If not for that, I probably never would have discovered Jacqueline Wilson - I missed these books when I was young, and they're not the sort of things I would have otherwise stumbled upon as an adult.

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.I do understand that no one could be like a mother to them, because your mother gave birth to you and knows every silly detail about you. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Thank to the entire family Ruby, the strong character decided to change "the book" to a Memorandum where she realize that her sister do not need to be the same, and consequently they do not have to do the same things, to be happy.

To expand, there is also a movie (which I’ve watched) but I personally think that the movie is better than the book because you can see what the author is talking about. 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. He even put his vulnerable mum with arthritis into sheltered accommodation completely alone when she quite clearly needed support. Because of that comparison in my head I didn’t feel this book shone as much as it could have; if I hadn’t already read Vicky Angel I may have enjoyed this more.

But when Dad finds a new girlfriend everything in the twins’ lives is turned upside down–new home, new school, new everything. Como pega (bajo mi humilde opinion), el hecho de que sea una traducción fiel a los escenarios y culturas inglesas. My favourite bit was how the book touched on an issue that would affect a lot of 10-11 year olds: how it feels when your best friend, who you have spent all your childhood years with, goes to a different senior school to you. It appears that ruby is the twin that makes all the decisions and it is Garnet that follows her lead.

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