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Lily Alone

Narrated by: Jacqueline Wilson
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (118 ratings)

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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 Pty Ltd

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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Loved Lily !

My daughter loved Lily's antics - her predicament was made to feel really real and we could just imagine how she felt. We particularly liked the idea of staying in the hollow tree in the park and loved Lily's resourcefulness in feeding and looking after her siblings. The story had a serious note as well and made my daughter feel that she was lucky to live in a normal family with parents who loved her.

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I love it this is the 28 th time i have listened to it in one week

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Its REALY good AWSOME

I like the story because when they go and live in the park and live in the tree and go into the pub and take the meals

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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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Amazing

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

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NOT LILY ALONE YOU MEAN LILY A AMAZING

Fantastic Well narrated i loved it. I love Jacqueline Wilson she's amazimg, my fave book I've listened to. As

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Amazing

This is one of the best books I've ever read . But would have liked the see what happened at the end. I know that it was used to build suspense but still a bit disappointing

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Story is ok but the narration has, like, no expression !!! So repetitive very not good

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Lily

I love it how Lily is so resourceful and always finds a way around problems

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Amazing

very good
especially for 8-15 year olds but adults will enjoy it to good for family's we listened to it in the car and everyone enjoyed it😊

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  • 04-04-20

amazing

best book ever it was so moving and emotional I cried and laughed so much I recomend this to you and your friends

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-08-18

I like Jacqueline Wilson's book

I always liked Jacqueline wilson's book
"Lily alone "was another great story book of Jacqueline Wilson
Thank you