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Discovered as a new-born baby in a dustbin, April's life has never been easy. Moved from place to place, she has little sense of who she really is. After a row at home on the morning of her 14th birthday, April storms out determined to look back at her past and find out where she really comes from.
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Jacqueline Wilson is the diva of dynamic writing for children, and in Dustbin Baby--possibly her best book sinceThe Illustrated Mum-- she proves yet again that she is a force to be reckoned with.
April Showers (so called because of her birth date, April 1st, and her tendency to burst into tears at the drop of a hat) was unceremoniously dumped in a rubbish bin when she was only a few hours old. Her young life has so far passed by in a blur of ever-changing foster homes, but as she enters her teens she decides it is time to find out the truth about her real family.
As ever, Wilson breaks through the barriers and brings one of her trademark feisty females to life in an original, unforgettable and often very funny story that is sure to make you weep. And as usual, Wilson tackles the big emotional issues with one foot firmly on the ground, allowing her characters to thrive against a backdrop of sadness without once lapsing into melodrama and schmaltz and ultimately showering the readers with an overwhelming feeling of hope.
Everyone who appreciates fantastic writing should read this book. Age 9 and over --Susan HarrisonReview:
"* 'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety whose stories are never patronising and often complex and many-layered' The Times * 'Jacqueline Wilson has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' Bookseller * 'She's so good, it's exhilarating' Guardian
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