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Lola Rose

Narrated by: Helen Lederer
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Children, Fiction
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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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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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Great

Sooooooooooooooooooo good i really enjoyed it. I love lola rose so much i love it

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Lola Rose

I loved this book !😁It was full of action,fun,love and excitement
And my fave character was Aunty Barbara because she's so funny and kind .Don't you wish you could meet the author?

-Eliza, 10 years old

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Okay

A bit rude so I recommend it for 9+ a bit scary but moving! Cool???!!!!!!!

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I think that the story is very good, just maybe Jacqueline Wilson shouldn't write about cancer, even though it makes the plot more real. I don't think writing about dying will really be best for children, it might scare them. Otherwise amazing story!

Katya Gower

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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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  • Sand Dune
  • 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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  • Mrs L McEwan
  • 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.