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  1. 5 out of 5

    Kerri

    Another childhood favourite. This one had a strong focus on Anne Frank's diary, which I always enjoyed, since I, like so many people, had such an affinity for her. It deals with dysfunctional families, which Jacqueline Wilson rather specializes in, but this is one of her heavier ones, with child abuse at the forefront. It's appropriate for a child to read though.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Joey Woolfardis

    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003. Nay. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | Shop | Etsy

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nazhath

    Treasure and India are two girls who come from very different backgrounds. Whilst Treasure has recently moved into her grandmothers council flat, escaping her abusive step father, India lives in the comfortable, middle class Park field estate with her parents and au pair. Despite their differences, an unlikely but deep friendship develops between them, where they keep diaries, inspired by their heroine, Anne Frank. They fill the diaries with their most serious secrets and moving accounts of Treasure and India are two girls who come from very different backgrounds. Whilst Treasure has recently moved into her grandmother’s council flat, escaping her abusive step father, India lives in the comfortable, middle class Park field estate with her parents and au pair. Despite their differences, an unlikely but deep friendship develops between them, where they keep diaries, inspired by their heroine, Anne Frank. They fill the diaries with their most serious secrets and moving accounts of their troubled home life. The plot and dialogues used in the book makes this a moving, funny and uplifting story about friendship. The Diary of Anne Frank is woven into this story, which the author carries off brilliantly, adding an emotive edge. This book is suitable for upper KS2 children as it handles a few sensitive topics such as child abuse and adultery; whereby they can discuss these issues and empathise with the two main characters who are children like themselves. They could also write a diary entry for both characters, detailing their thoughts, experiences and feelings.

  4. 5 out of 5

    spacenaiads

    I read Secrets again lately (I first read it when I was about eight and I've continuously read it growing up), and I still think it's pretty amazing! As far as "stories about neglect and abuse of children by their parents in contemporary London that is also about Anne Frank, and the target audience is 10-year-olds" go, this one is clearly the winner. I love how some of the themes in it are so serious, then the plot is frankly insane (but still somehow believable), and on top of that it's I read Secrets again lately (I first read it when I was about eight and I've continuously read it growing up), and I still think it's pretty amazing! As far as "stories about neglect and abuse of children by their parents in contemporary London that is also about Anne Frank, and the target audience is 10-year-olds" go, this one is clearly the winner. I love how some of the themes in it are so serious, then the plot is frankly insane (but still somehow believable), and on top of that it's continuously funny. And I know everyone always goes on about how well Wilson captures children's voices, but when I was a kid it honestly felt like she was in my head, because she wrote the way I thought.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Siobhan

    Wilson is great at making realistic characters that you can quickly come to term with, giving realistic reactions to events. Her books are great at getting children to really think about actions and their consequences, really opening the eyes of children to the world. Some of her books are sensitive reads yet they are all great at sending life messages to children. I feel as though Wilson books are a must in the lives of young children, a way of opening their eyes to the real world in the right Wilson is great at making realistic characters that you can quickly come to term with, giving realistic reactions to events. Her books are great at getting children to really think about actions and their consequences, really opening the eyes of children to the world. Some of her books are sensitive reads yet they are all great at sending life messages to children. I feel as though Wilson books are a must in the lives of young children, a way of opening their eyes to the real world in the right way.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Liz DaBookNerd

    4.5* I've been reading Wilson's books for years upon years but every book never fails to impress me with some making me bawl out crying this one didn't and probably leans more on the heartwarming kind but I feel that between every fantasy book I should read this it took me half a week which isn't too bad - can you tell I'm writing this at 5 am please just read her books and do yourself a favour why did I wake up early for this book again I'm sooooooo tired but it was worth it!!!! You know maybe 4.5* I've been reading Wilson's books for years upon years but every book never fails to impress me with some making me bawl out crying this one didn't and probably leans more on the heartwarming kind but I feel that between every fantasy book I should read this it took me half a week which isn't too bad - can you tell I'm writing this at 5 am please just read her books and do yourself a favour why did I wake up early for this book again I'm sooooooo tired but it was worth it!!!! You know maybe you couldn't tell all my good reviews sound like this............

  7. 5 out of 5

    Redfox5

    I don't remember reading this as a kid but I really liked it as an adult! Both Treasure & India are from very different backgrounds but neither feel like they really belong. They wind up running into each other after India takes a wrong turn coming home from school. They quickly become friends and bond over a love for Anne Frank. Like all Wilson books, serious issues are tackled. Child abuse, parents having affairs and parents not wanting their kids. Just as relevant now as it was when it I don't remember reading this as a kid but I really liked it as an adult! Both Treasure & India are from very different backgrounds but neither feel like they really belong. They wind up running into each other after India takes a wrong turn coming home from school. They quickly become friends and bond over a love for Anne Frank. Like all Wilson books, serious issues are tackled. Child abuse, parents having affairs and parents not wanting their kids. Just as relevant now as it was when it was first published in the early noughties.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sally

    Okay I know it ended up being explained as a sarcastic joke that stuck, but naming a kid Treasure, seriously?! Oh geez. And India isn't exactly run-of-the-mill either... why not just have sensible Jane and Susan or something? Am I showing my age here? :P I kind of wish I'd read Jacqueline Wilson growing up, because she writes a very good children's voice and even if the names are crazy, the kids are very real. Okay so India seriously grated on my nerves as the book went on because she was very Okay I know it ended up being explained as a sarcastic joke that stuck, but naming a kid Treasure, seriously?! Oh geez. And India isn't exactly run-of-the-mill either... why not just have sensible Jane and Susan or something? Am I showing my age here? :P I kind of wish I'd read Jacqueline Wilson growing up, because she writes a very good children's voice and even if the names are crazy, the kids are very real. Okay so India seriously grated on my nerves as the book went on because she was very know-it-all and you can see why she didn't have any friends at school! But she was realistic, at least, and had some good points and sense even if she did occasionally brag or spout off. Although I have to say, one of her points was how people in housing commissions aren't necessarily uneducated druggies, as all of her posh classmates were sniping, then Treasure's Nan goes and asks who Anne Frank is. For serious. Way to propagate the stereotype there, lady! I liked the style, the alternating diary chapters worked really well and both girls had such distinctive voices. They're both from very different backgrounds - Treasure's mum had her at 17 and she's living with her Nan (who lives in a housing commission with her 7 and 16-year old daughters, and the latter's baby) after mum's boyfriend #5 or 6 or 70 cut her face so badly she needed stitches. India is the only child of a mother who is a practically-anorexic clothes designer who daily bemoans the fact that her daughter is fat. India is also kind of weirdly obsessed with Anne Frank, but at least that gets her to go and read tons and know about WWII as opposed to her dim-witted class-mates. Anyway, when Treasure runs away, India gets the awesome idea to hide her in her attic! Treasure was asthmatic as well, and without her inhaler, which could have lead to some really awesome drama and angst, but didn't. The ending was very happily-ever-after, but I guess you have to expect that. It's aimed at like 10-year-olds, after all. One thing that strikes me, not to do with this book but in general, is that if anyone could write a really great coming-out/omg-I-like-my-bff/confusion sort of story, it'd be Jacqueline Wilson. Has she done that already? I don't know, I just think she could tackle it really well because she can really get into the heads of young girls to write them so naturally and realistically, no-frills but plenty of teenage angst. She's kind of like a more modern-day Judy Blume but with less periods.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ellie

    This is about to girls India and Treasure. They both keep diarys and they don't know it yet but they will soon be BFF. Treasure lives with her nan Because Her mums bloke hit her with his Belt buckle. India is posh and her mum owns a child clothes and her dad is having trouble with work. Her nanny Wanda keeps on crying. One day Indi a can't find Wanda to pick her up. So she walkes down a street her mum told her not to go down. She meets Treasure. And they become friends. But when her mum wants This is about to girls India and Treasure. They both keep diarys and they don't know it yet but they will soon be BFF. Treasure lives with her nan Because Her mums bloke hit her with his Belt buckle. India is posh and her mum owns a child clothes and her dad is having trouble with work. Her nanny Wanda keeps on crying. One day Indi a can't find Wanda to pick her up. So she walkes down a street her mum told her not to go down. She meets Treasure. And they become friends. But when her mum wants her back. She has to run away from terry. She lives in India's attic...... Will Terry find Treasure and will they still be friends affter all this is done? It is from each girls point of views in each ch. I loved this book and hope u do to.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nav 💁🏾

    Positives: - It's good the story is told in a dual narrative because it's interesting to see why both main characters do the things they do, how they're feeling and their thought process behind their decisions. - Both characters first chapters are interesting and encourage you to keep on reading to find out what will happen to them next. - I liked the Anne Frank theme throughout the book and it really makes me want to read The Diary of Anne Frank one day. Negatives: - India's mother wasn't very Positives: - It's good the story is told in a dual narrative because it's interesting to see why both main characters do the things they do, how they're feeling and their thought process behind their decisions. - Both characters first chapters are interesting and encourage you to keep on reading to find out what will happen to them next. - I liked the Anne Frank theme throughout the book and it really makes me want to read The Diary of Anne Frank one day. Negatives: - India's mother wasn't very supportive of her daughter and didn't seem to encourage her much. - The story and the characters are not memorable and I will not remember them for a long time after reading this book.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    Its about two girls, Treasure and India, who both love Anne Frank and writing in their diaries. Treasure has had a hard life, being beaten by her Mums boyfriend so she goes to live with her loving Grandma, who is nothing like any other grandmas! Treasure also has ashtma (which is what i have) and she's hoping to make a friend. So when she meets Treasure and finds out she writes a diary too, they immediatly come best friends. The chapters are set out in their diaries. First off, its Treasures Its about two girls, Treasure and India, who both love Anne Frank and writing in their diaries. Treasure has had a hard life, being beaten by her Mums boyfriend so she goes to live with her loving Grandma, who is nothing like any other grandmas! Treasure also has ashtma (which is what i have) and she's hoping to make a friend. So when she meets Treasure and finds out she writes a diary too, they immediatly come best friends. The chapters are set out in their diaries. First off, its Treasures diary, then Indias diary and Treasures, and so on.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was a great book. But I can't see why they didn't just tell the hospital Terry had hit her then most problem would have been solved. I'm also disappointed that there is no more information about Wanda's and India's father's relationship. But I guess this book was written for young girls (8-11).

  13. 4 out of 5

    Chloe

    This book is narrated by two very different girls; India and Treasure. Both are living very different lives, but have one thing in common: They are both unhappy with their lives. A tale of friendship, struggles, and most importantly...Secrets.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kingfan30

    As always a quick read and I liked this one. If nothing else I hope it encourages young reader to pick up The Diary of Anne Frank. I also liked the fact that it shows that no matter what your background it, rich or poor, you can still be friends.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Bev

    A nice quick read. I can see how it would appeal to 10 year old girls. I thought it was okay, but nothing special.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lauren M

    Read as a kid, wanna see if its still good!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Aimee

    As a British teenager, we all grew up reading Jaqueline Wilson, and yes, her books do address real-life issues but I find that a lot of what she adds into the stories are unnecessarily upsetting. Her repetitiveness of characters is laughable, I mean, every Jaqueline Wilson character ever: I have no friends because Im odd, Im terrible at sports but fabulous at English, I have a stupid, made-up name, Im obese with frizzy hair and I come from a broken home. Jaqueline Wilsons stories are well As a British teenager, we all grew up reading Jaqueline Wilson, and yes, her books do address real-life issues but I find that a lot of what she adds into the stories are unnecessarily upsetting. Her repetitiveness of characters is laughable, I mean, every Jaqueline Wilson character ever: I have no friends because I’m odd, I’m terrible at sports but fabulous at English, I have a stupid, made-up name, I’m obese with frizzy hair and I come from a broken home. Jaqueline Wilson’s stories are well written and constructed well but they often end very weakly in a non-conclusive way. Secrets was one of her better novels but still so predictable with unnecessary details for a younger audience. I’m just glad that this generation has David Walliams.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sara Milosavljević

    Тhe plot is great, but what bothers me is that it's represented as a children's book. It's written in childish language but it deals with topics like abuse, alcoholism, cheating, running away from home, bullying and loneliness... When I was a kid and I read this my only grasp of the book was "the main character is running away from her evil mom and step-dad" but now I realize how deep the story actually is. It is for a lot more mature audience than marketed. The plot is great and the book holds Тhe plot is great, but what bothers me is that it's represented as a children's book. It's written in childish language but it deals with topics like abuse, alcoholism, cheating, running away from home, bullying and loneliness... When I was a kid and I read this my only grasp of the book was "the main character is running away from her evil mom and step-dad" but now I realize how deep the story actually is. It is for a lot more mature audience than marketed. The plot is great and the book holds a special place in my heart, but that's the only critique I have.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Louise Cowell

    I never read this as a child but I really enjoyed it! Yes it can be far fetched in places but children mostly dont understand or are naive to these scenarios in real life. I love the links to Anne Frank and think its a good way to introduce children/young teenagers to her. I remember reading her diary when I started high school and think it is a fantastic piece of history that everyone should be introduced to! I never read this as a child but I really enjoyed it! Yes it can be far fetched in places but children mostly don’t understand or are naive to these scenarios in real life. I love the links to Anne Frank and think it’s a good way to introduce children/young teenagers to her. I remember reading her diary when I started high school and think it is a fantastic piece of history that everyone should be introduced to!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Desna

    It is easy to see why J Wislon remains an all time favourite for so many girl readers. Another good story listened to on the iPad. I just wished with some audio books they didn't use such baby voices for the girls especially when the characters are older than the voice being used. However, still a good story whether reading yourself or listening to the audio versions.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Remy

    FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS, YEAH. I love love love Treasure's family (with Nan and Patsy, not Tam and her douchebag of a stepdad). They're not the most conventional family, much less nuclear, but they support each other fiercely. India was so lovable and relatable, jumping to the chance to help out Treasure, Anne Frank style, staying sane even though her own family has their own issues as well.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ancie Wilfred

    Nothing against the book or the author. Just that it's a tad too childish for my tastes. Of course, I'd bought the book for my 12 yr old niece, but when she said she loved it n that I just HAD to read it, I did! It's a break from the usual stuff. Recommended for young teens, maybe even tweens.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    Another Jacqueline Wilson book that I absolutely loved.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Faizah

    cool weird curious

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mo Shake

    Makes you think..

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sofia Skinner

    This is an amazing book that links to the book diary of Anne Frank but it is also very sad. This is an amazing book that links to the book ‘diary of Anne Frank’ but it is also very sad.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Foster

    This book gets a little boring at times but I think that it is a good book

  28. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

    I may be 24 but found this an enjoyable read and easy read. I loved the way Anne Frank's diary was woven into the story.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lewis Toyne

    Very moving. Couldn't put it down.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Maya

    Brilliant book for older readers

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