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Emerald Star (Hetty Feather #3)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  1,863 Ratings  ·  124 Reviews
A fantastic new adventure for brave, feisty Hetty Feather - one of Jacqueline Wilson's most well-loved characters.

Since leaving the Foundling Hospital, Hetty has seen her fair share of drama, excitement, tragedy and loss. After the death of her beloved mama, she sets off to find a real home at last – starting with the search for her father.

But Hetty is no longer a simple c
ebook, 432 pages
Published September 27th 2012 by RHCP Digital
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Oct 13, 2012 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know I am a bit old for Jacqueline Wilson now, but she was such a big part of my childhood that I can't resist. I don't read every new book by her anymore, but earlier this year I read 'Hetty Feather' after a friend recommended it and I really liked the character and her story. I went on to read book 2 'Sapphire Battersea' and loved how much she changed and grew up that I had to know what would happen to little Hetty next, so I eagerly awaited this book.I put in a request at the library (joini ...more
Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
Hetty's gone on such an epic journey, I absolutely love that this brought her full circle, back to her childhood home and the circus she adored. Little Diamond was such a cutie and, seriously, I'm in love with everything about this series.
Bee (Heart Full of Books)
I loved all the meta bits where she talked about the process of writing! Hetty is such an entertaining narrator and how the book is split into three distinct sections makes this book so quick to get through! I've really enjoyed Hetty's adventures so far and am looking forward to continuing the journey in Diamond!
Oct 09, 2012 Shannan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book. I think I enjoyed it party because it is part of a series containing three books.

In the first book, Hetty Feather, you get to know Hetty and even though she was still quite young, you could recognise her temper and stubborness.

In the second book, Sapphire Battersea, Hetty works at Mr Buchanan's house. Then she gets fired and goes to her mama. But she soon dies.

In the third book, this book, Emerald Star, Hetty goes to find her father. When she gets there, it is not quite
Dec 25, 2012 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-very-good
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Jan 05, 2013 Lauren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 26, 2012 Niki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A brilliant book the best in the series I think I like that she finally had some happiness in her life! I think there should be yet another one. This one was certainly a page turner for me as I read it nonstop for an hour or so because it wAs so good
May 02, 2016 Renata rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have mixed feelings about this book. I mean, I have nothing to complain about the writing. It's cleverly written -- I've been in love with Wilson's writing style since I was an elementary school kid.

The Hetty Feather series is a little bit different compared Wilson's other books. A little heavier, with different settings as well. I really like the previous books from this series, especially Hetty Feather.
However, I was a bit disappointed about this particular book, because of 1) the main chara
Dec 03, 2012 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jacqueline WilsonThis is the last, but fantastic all the same, adventure for our little Hetty Feather. Growing up in the Foundling Hospital is hard, but life is even harder, after Hetty's mother, Ida, dies. In Emerald Star, Hetty discovers her new name, Emerald Star, when lying in sawdust, and befriends a barmaid. Hetty is on a quest to find her father, after she was kicked out of Mr Buchanan's house, when she was in service, after throwing a tantrum with him. Hetty does find her father, but unfortunately, her ...more
I will begin by saying that this was a disappointing ending (?) to the series.

I won't rant on and on about Emerald Star was very boring compared to the first two books (which I quite enjoyed), however I will list some things that I disliked:


* Jem and Hetty? Really? A grown man, waiting for a 13/14 year to be old enough to marry? All because of a relationship they had when she was 4?
Really, it's completely unrealistic and not at all romantic. People change over 10 years, and I highly dou
Nov 02, 2012 Twauntwaun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once you start reading Emerald Star you just want to finish without being diturbed! Read about Hetty Feather finding her father but then taking an entirely different path with a familiar figure from her past... Which path did Hetty take?
Oct 21, 2014 Zoe rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This trilogy had such potential and we were all waiting for Hetty's reunion with Jem... The ending. What???!!! Why??!
Sep 13, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG I Loved this, Shame there isn't another in the series coz they just got better and better.
Emerald Star was well worth the wait.
Asuka Mai
Jan 29, 2015 Asuka Mai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
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Little Star ( Fiza)
I thought this book was amazing. I didn't expect it to have the ending it had. When I finished the book, I wanted to start reading it all over again. Hetty does find her father and comes across the fact that he has a wife called Katherine and 2 children. Katherine does not like the fact that Hetty has come. Hetty decides that she can not stay with her father in Monksby beacuse that is not a place for her. She receives the news from Jem, Hetty's foster brother in a letter, that her foster father ...more
Jess Merrygold
May 17, 2013 Jess Merrygold rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've not read it yet, but by these reviews I've discovered that she ends up finding her dad who has a family so she goes to Jem and breaks his heart, I have to admit, I'm not looking forward to reading it, Bertie seemed like the perfect boy and I would die for a boy like that, unfortunately towards the end in Sapphire Battersea he has been flirting with this 'Rosemay', so In Emerald Star I was expecting her to go to the butchers in a rage at him to get him back, seeing as Jem wasn't in Sapphire ...more
Courtney West
Mar 03, 2014 Courtney West rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this within a matter of days, I love the other 2 previous books and when I found out this was the last one I was gutted, Hetty is a brilliant character and she's met some great characters throughout the 3 books, this one was a great end to the trilogy as Hetty returns to where the very first book was set, the cottage where she spent the first 5 years of her life, I loved her relationship with Jem when she was younger and when she lost touch with him I was saddened because he was so lovely ...more
Jun 06, 2014 Sorrel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
More repetitive than the other books. Hetty kept on having to tell everyone she met her entire story and... well it got a bit boring. Hetty herself got a bit annoying- she did boast a little. Still, I can't help but love the flame-feathered fire tempered girl- I grew up with her story after all! So there is three stars, not the best book in the series by far but I liked the way that it ended. I think Hetty made the right choice. She would never have been happy (view spoiler) ...more
It was really very good and I nearly finished it in one go it was so unputdownable (is that a word?)!

The ending was heartbreaking but also happy at the same time, for Hetty anyway. I think the appropriate word here would be bittersweet. Over the past three novels I have grown to love Hetty and her spunk and sincerity, despite her often infuriating moments.

The other characters are also really interesting and their interactions were great to read and experience. I really did experience them becau

Dec 03, 2012 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was expecting a lot more from this book after reading the first two, this was very disappointing. I felt there should have been more, I felt that running off to the circus again was old news, she'd have learned to grow up a little more and would have learned from past mistakes, instead it seems she's doomed to keep repeating them over and over and I am half expecting in the next book she'll meet up with Bertie all over again, then dither about her father and then dither about Jem again only to ...more
Katie West
Jun 06, 2015 Katie West rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is amazing. It is about a girl who leaves the foundling hospital and goes to work. She soon goes looking for people she wants to find.

My favorite character is Hetty Feather/Emerald Star/Sapphire Battersea (All same character). This is because Hetty is an interesting character. It only took me like 3/4 days to read this book. Hetty makes the book amazing. The characters did feel real to me. The story did keep me guessing. My favorite part of the book is all of it because the book is ju
Rhiannon Forsythe
This book was a great finale for the trilogy and although this was based loosely of facts it still gave an inside to the life in the 19th century. It really does show how different life was then compared to now. The book explores how hard it was to be a child and then a young girl through out the Victorian times and does make you think of how much times have changed since. I loved the ending of this story and the big Easter egg hiding in the end an would recommend to younger readers!
Jan 19, 2014 Connie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has swept me of my feet! You can't not love how you have to guess what happens next! After her dear mother, Ida, died Hetty was torn apart. Now she's on the hunt to find her long-lost father who she doesn't even know! She talks to her dearest mother in there heads and search to find her father. What will Hetty Feather do?!
Oct 13, 2012 Imani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-favs
I think Emerald Star might be my favourite Jacqueline Wilson Book. It's a very good book, with lots of mystery. Who will Hetty go to? I think it was a very shocking result, a mysterious one too, leaving me wondering what if on the edge of my seat, which is what books are supposed to do, aren't they? I think it was the best book so far from Wilson.
Jan 22, 2017 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-to-the-kids
I finished reading it with my daughter today. It's a very special time, reading with your children and this book was perfect. It drew many vocal emotions from my daughter as I read; she was totally engrossed and thoroughly entertained. We both really enjoyed sharing this third Hetty Feather adventure together.
Mar 07, 2014 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think that this book was really good, because there was all a book could ever have, love, drama and big decisions. This is one in a series, but it's the best one so far. It's a Jacqueline Wilson legend of glorious fantasy.
Dec 28, 2015 CT rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite good, gets bit boring but it's good up until about 80% through, carries on great from previous book can't wait for the next.

Because it is quite good, however not as good as the first but I think the next book will be good.
Jan 26, 2014 Faith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has to be in my top favorite jacqueline wilson books, i read it in early December and really loved it , the slight romance made me smile and the relationships with all the characters were so unique and fun.

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Jul 08, 2016 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read all the Hetty Feather series all the way up to little stars, It is an amazing series I so totally recommend it I absolutely LOVED it. I think about 9+ is a sutible age, younger ones might find them a bit boring as it is based in a older time age.
I am kinda puzzled with this website. I know this isn't a review but i dont know if anyone can help me. How do you read books on here because i really want to read Jacqueline Wilsons book thats not even out yet on here. Thank you if you do help me x
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Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames. She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first ‘novel’ when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths’ exercise books as she grew up. As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which she was told was named af ...more
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“Just then the cottage door opened – and a tall, broad-shouldered man strode in, smelling of fresh air and honest toil. He looked around the room and then stood still, looking stunned. ‘Hetty – oh, my Hetty!’ he cried. ‘Jem!” 0 likes
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