• "Wilson deserves her popularity - even the most resistant page-turner would find this difficult to put down"

    The Sunday Times
  • "The trick of writing as a child is not easy to pull off, but Wilson does it triumphantly"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Her latest vivid, superbly observed story of real life"

    The Times
  • "A touching tale . . . Written in a first-person voice of disarming honesty, the book rings true through all its many layers"

  • "Jacqueline Wilson's clever interweaving of the modern and Victorian story lines makes this book especially satisfying. Nick Sharratt's delightful line drawings help to make the text accessible to a very wide range of readers, who will find this first rate novel both intuitive and humorous"