callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
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Whale Song warning



Yesterday I read The Longest Whale Song, Jacqueline Wilson's latest, almost at a sitting. She really is a compelling writer. This is just a little hint to parents, grandparents, pregnant women etc. that the book is about a woman who almost dies in childbirth. You know what your children can stand; I'm just saying.

The main story is really about the developing relationship between Ella, the daughter and her stepfather Jack, whom she has previously disliked. Suddenly they are thrown together with the worry about mum, both having schools to go to (he's a teacher) and a new baby to look after. I didn't find it depressing, although a tear-jerker in places and really it's an excellent book.

BTW JW was talking to Claudia Winkleman about the book and her writing on The Radio 2 Arts Show yesterday evening.
Tags: children's books, jacqueline wilson, radio
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