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Summary

When life with Jayni's violent-tempered father becomes too frightening to cope with, Jayni, her mum and her little brother Kenny are forced to escape in the middle of the night. Slipping out of the house unseen, travelling up to London by train and checking into a hotel – it's almost like playing an elaborate game. They even make up false identities to protect their secret, and Jayni becomes the glamorous-sounding Lola Rose. But when money runs out and reality bites, what will they do next?

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Critic reviews

"A natural storyteller ... compulsive reading." ( The Guardian)
"Optimism and despair come in equal parts in Wilson's child-centred contemporary dramas." ( The Oxford Times)
"A truly great read." ( Yorkshire Post)

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great story!

we loved it the first time I listened to it I couldn't stop! I just had to get to the end of the story. it was so gripping and I was hanging on it's every word. once I'd finished it, my mum wanted to listen to it too! she loved just the same as me! so it's definitely for adults to. although not to young as there was some violence but if you listen all the way to the end you think(well I did)that Jay the dad is going to literally kill Victoria who is his wife! until wonderful aunty Barbara shows him....
sometimes I couldn't believe how silly Victoria could be!! and how she just forgave Jay! just like that after he consistently hits and kicks her! after all that is why Victoria and the kids ran away! so all to gether it's a great story!!!🤣😃😎😁😉I recommend it!

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Lola Rose

It is really fantastic Jacqueline Wilson!!
Write an other book about her
I love you Jacqueline Wilson

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AMAZING ( best book ever )

i loved this book from the first chapter to the last! it is definitely one of my favourites and i will definitely listen to it again.

i would recommend this book for 10+ as there is some rude content and some sad bits and violence too.
my favourite character is auntie babra because she was so nice and kind and friendly!
i think the narrator was really good and her voices were spot on.
over all i really recommend this book!!!!!!!!!!! if you haven’t already, download it now!


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Fantastic Book

I loved the story and I listened to it multiple times. Couldn't put the phone down.

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Amazing!

This was a really good book but a few scenes that young kids might find upsetting or scary, recommended for 10+. Overall I really enjoyed this book!

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Love it!!

My fav character is auntie Barbara she’s so sweet and kind, she’s very calm and understanding. This is actually the second time I’m listening to this audio lol!! It’s awesome!! Definitely for older listens probably 10 and over because there’s a bit of violence though over all an amazing book/audio book.

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very emotional!

definitely for more mature listeners, there's a lot of emotional topics but one of my favourite Jacqueline books! really touched me! it's a story of resiliance and taking chances!

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amazing book

my daughter loved its still her fav book! I recommend the book its good! :)

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I love this audio book

I love this audio book even tho I've only started listening to it it's by one of my favourite athours

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Good! ⭐️💕

Great, some stuff doesn’t make sense but overall 9/10, it probably relates to some situations, but not really, worth reading 👍😀

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  • 30-04-20

Absolutely Loved It!!!

This book is awesome and dramatic. I especially cried when Jayni's mum got diagnosed with breast cancer.

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  • 19-03-15

Loved it!

Great story! I love all the characters.
I would definitely recommend reading this book, I very very much loved it.