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Lily Alone

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Narrated by: Jacqueline Wilson
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Summary

Lily isn't home alone – but she sort of wishes she was; looking after her three younger siblings is a lot of responsibility.

When Mum goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend and her stepdad fails to show up, Lily is determined to keep the family together and show they can cope without any grown-ups. But taking care of six-year-old twins, her three-year-old sister and the family's flat feels overwhelming and Lily is worried that school or social services might discover their situation and break up the family.

What could be better than to take all the little ones for a camping adventure in the park? Plenty of space to run about, no carpet to vacuum, and surely no chance anyone will guess they're there ...

©2011 Jacqueline Wilson (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing

Critic reviews

"No one in children's literature brings more insight to the modern family." ( The Independent)
"Parents may not always love her gritty subject matter but Wilson's young fans certainly do and they won't be disappointed by her latest." ( Sunday Express)
"Another funny, touching and entertaining story from bestselling author Jacquelline Wilson." ( Portunus Club Magazine)

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Great book!

this book was great. I love that JW narrated this book and my fave character was Pixie as I thought she was sweet. I would recommend this to ages ten and up as there are some sad bits in here. Highly recommend!!!!! 💟👩👩💩🙈

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Lilly Alone!!!! 2023!!!!!!!

I loved this book!!!!!! It has a thrilling tale as you take on an adventure with Lilly, Bliss,Baxter and Piexe! This story shows what some children actually have to go through in life however it has a twist! And as all 4 kids explore the beauty and the dangers of the park that they have to stay in they realise the Lilly’s favourite teacher of all time has betrayed her………😱😄🤪🫢😁

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Such a horrible mum

This is quite an okay book but the mum is SO STUPID!Lily is good , Baxter is crazy, Bliss is wet and pathetic and stupid and Pixie is crazily cute and funny but weird.AND WHY DOES PIXIE ALWAYS WANT TO “do a wee-wee???!!! It sounds stupid.The narration is boring and Jacky Wilson is croaky and sounds like a person who cannot do voices. Towards the end, all the voices sound the same, except Bliss’ , that is just a lisp.The mum flaunts herself and has many boyfriends. She leaves Lily in charge of 3 young kids and insults themShamelessly to be incredibly rude and inappropriate she is a s-l-a-g!!!!!and BTW WHAT KIND OF BIG SISTER HITS HER SIBLINGS!!!! OMG!if u give this 5 stars u r kinda nuts 🥜🤪 Did I mention what a wuss bliss is???!!!! 😲😫😢 🙄 AND OMG LILY IS A THIEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She should be totally arrested omg

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Amazing

I loved the story and liked how the different voices for different characters.

Edie (age 11)

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Lily alone

Aboustly amazing I loves every second of it ! Just outstanding 😍😍🥰🥰🥰
I rate this book by a mile

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My all time favourite book!

I could not stop listening to this book. It is such a brilliant story! Big thumbs up 👍🏻! You should definitely read this book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The best story for bedtime

In my opinion, this the most interesting audio book that I have ever read. It's just so full of adventure!

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Amazing

The story is so good and I love it I would recommend it to anyone asking about it

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My favourite book I’ve read this year

This was my first audiobook and I absolutely loved it. I listened to it every day because of it’s amazing story line I had to keep listening to it. It almost felt as if I was Lily and had to look after my 3 little siblings all by myself. If you’re thinking of buying this one then definitely do. I loved how that if you are signed in to the same Amazon account as the one you bought it on on your Alexa you can ask her to just simply ‘read Lily Alone’ and it would pick up from where you left on any device. I would recommend ages 8+ For this book because of its situations and some sad parts, but if you can handle sad fiction then you will be fine. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars ✨

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my daughter loves

excellent book by Jacqueline Wilson great for all ages
so glad that Jacqueline Wilson narrated this book she did such a good job of this book

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