[read online The Bed and Breakfast Star] E-pub author Jacqueline Wilson

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Nd I'm going to be a big star one day I do my best to cheer my family up but no one seems to l A book that I ve read over and over again as a child and now re reading it as an adult One of my all time favourite authors whilst growing up who has the gift of reaching out to millions of children Jacueline Wilson is able to conjure stories which every type of young person is able to relate to either because of their families love lives or social lives This book is about a young girl who is incredibly mature for someone who has to deal with half the things she faces An incredibly realistic yet fictitious character who unfortunately calls out to thousands of young children in terms of their home lives The Bed and Breakfast Star gives an insight into a child s thoughts and feelings not just about what she goes through at home but also what she faces at school being a bed and breakfast kid Elsa aged 10 is a young witty character who despite the difficult life she owns always manages to keep a smile on her face Never failing to lead a cheery life Elsa is also forever trying to lighten the mood and atmosphere around her by cracking her jokes However her jokes are never appreciated in the way that she would prefer and ends up causing tension often leading to physical abuse from her stepfather Elsa uses her ambition of becoming a TV star and a famous comedienne as a means of escape from all the problems in her lifeElsa lives with her depressed mum abusive stepfather and two younger siblings who she is very often left to babysit as her parents lack the capability and are forever drowning in their miseries The family is constantly moving causing Elsa to change schools several times conseuently falling very behind academicallyThis book has allowed me to understand how some teachers make children like Elsa feel Elsa states why she resorts to bunking off school and how she is made to feel by her peers and most teachers at school I ve read how easily a young child can be demoralised especially someone who has so much going on outside of school I would place this book on the classroom bookshelf allowing children to read it in class and at home This book will allow the vast number of children who face similar issues to realise that they re not on their own and although it s a fictional book Wilson does base it on realistic and familiar settings I d recommend this book for children aged 7 11 for independent reading

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The Bed and Breakfast Star

Augh much any Not since we lost our lovely house and had to move into a bed and breakfast hote I ve read this book before I m a little ashamed to say lifted it furtively from my younger sisters bookcase because they weren t really books for boys The narrative in The Bed and Breakfast Star is driven in the first person by Elsa with lots of I did s and personal thoughts and feelings this child s eye narration feels like a very intimate and personal account of her life nothing is left out for the readers sensitivities Reading the book as an adult Elsa s accounts of her life are leant a very powerful pathos and one cannot help but feel extremely troubled by her experiences in particular the violence of step father Mack hostility from school teachers and neglect by social services Wilson highlights this abuse beautifully and powerfully in child like terms my particular favorite being the use of Elsa s nine different beds to describe her nomadic early years However it is an interesting that I don t remember being bothered by the young girls experiences when reading it as a child Elsa s life appeared just as a canvas for the character of Elsa and her narration and it is in that way I think Wilson intended Elsa s troubles to be thought of The book is not a cry for change it is in a sense a cry for children to find their own voice Wilson doesn t afford Elsa a happy ending she gives her positivity and a rest bite but not a solutionThrough the illustrations in particular Wilson explores some of the mis conceptions children may have about events words and language in an adult world For instance in the representation of half brothers and sisters being literally a half brother This appears as a device throughout the story to bond reader to character This book is suitable for readings in upper KS2 and may act as an interesting point of discussion and introduction to writing in the first person

Jacqueline Wilson Ý 7 Free read

Where do baby apes sleep In apricotsI'm Elsa and that's one of my jokes I tell LOTS of jokes a I read and then re read this book several times as a child I loved the character of Elsa and her fondness for cheesy jokes although at that age they aren t cheesy just hilarious As ever Wilson writes of a difficult subject in this story and unfortunately one that effects thousands and thousands of children every day Homelessness is a very real issue and as an adult it is intriguing to be able to look back at this story and see it through the eyes of a child Staying in a bed and breakfast sounds amazingly fun when you re ten years old As an adult living in poverty Not so much I can vividly recall so many supporting characters from this book and several scenes I remember with fondness This book doesn t feature the traditional happy ending of many other children s authors but that is perhaps what makes Wilsons writing exceptional


10 thoughts on “The Bed and Breakfast Star

  1. says:

    I read and then re read this book several times as a child; I loved the character of Elsa and her fondness for cheesy jokes although at that age they aren't cheesy just hilarious As ever Wilson writes of a difficult subject in this story and unfortunately one that effects thousands and thousands of children every day Homelessness is a very

  2. says:

    This was an awesome book You just have to read it no matter what age you are This lovely story has laughs tears and amazingness all packed inside it I would recommend this book to anyone 1 100 You just gotta read it

  3. says:

    August's pick for our Jacueline Wilson book club I'll post a link to our discussion when it's uploaded

  4. says:

    I remember this book and The Suitcase Kid were the first gritty Jacueline Wilson books I read What I have always admired about Jacueline Wilson is the fact she never romanticised anything in her writing and I've always been in awe of her amazing uniue ability of being able to empathise so well with childrenThis book was harsh and

  5. says:

    A book that I've read over and over again as a child and now re reading it as an adult One of my all time favourite autho

  6. says:

    I’ve always been a big fan of Jacueline Wilson’s work and have had her books on my shelf since I was a child I read them relentlessly when I was younger and one of the books I read over and over again was The Bed and Breakfast Star I recently picked this up again and read it now in my adulthood and still re

  7. says:

    I’ve read this book before I’m a little ashamed to say lifted it furtively from my younger sisters bookcase because they weren’t really books for boys The narrative in The Bed and Breakfast Star is driven in

  8. says:

    We follow the story of Elsa who has lived in over 7 different places Her family are poor they can’t afford to live in a big house surrounded by lots of luxuries but instead are resorted to living in a ‘bed and breakfast hotel’ With mould growing on the walls not being supplied a proper breakfast and living on the top floor with a lift that doesn’t work Elsa tries to find happiness in the darkest of mo

  9. says:

    Wilson is great at making realistic characters that you can uickly come to term with giving realistic reactions to eventsHer books are great at getting children to really think about actions and their conseuences really opening the eyes of children to the world Some of her books are sensitive reads yet they are all great at sending life mess

  10. says:

    'The Bed and Breakfast Star' is not a typical child's book that focuses on bunnies and other imaginative adventures that yo