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Book review: ROSE RIVERS

Rose Rivers by Jacqueline Wilson and illustrated by Nick SharrattREVIEWED BY MATILDA, 12, WA

Rose Rivers by Jacqueline Wilson, ill. Nick Sharratt, Doubleday Children’s, ISBN 9780857535184

This book is set in the world of Hetty Feather, a previous series by the author. Rose Rivers is 13 years old. She and her twin, Rupert, have always been inseparable but Rose becomes increasingly frustrated once Rupert is sent to school. Rose’s passion for learning is no use as she is kept home with her younger siblings, to learn to become more ladylike. One day she discovers Rupert has a sweetheart from a snobbish family, and Rose is in despair.

I loved this book. The characters were familiar from previous books, but it was a totally different perspective (of the more privileged family). The characters were likeable, but the book was constantly changing your views on them. You are shocked when Rose is shocked, and surprised when she is surprised.

I would recommend this book for ages 10+, and for fans of previous Hetty Feather stories. This is also the book for you if you like historical fiction. I highly recommend it!

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