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Emerald Star (Hetty Feather #3)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  1,041 ratings  ·  92 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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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
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
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.
Ciara *I love Harry Potter!*
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
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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
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
Astri Nardi (Asuka Mai)
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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
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.
Courtney West
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
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
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
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?
can wait jus few more days now and its out!!!!!!!!! =D ive got hetty feather and have red sapphire batterseas!!!!
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Anne Hawn Smith
This is the third in the Hetty Feather series. Hetty left the seaside and her job as a mermaid and has come to Monksby to try to find her father. To say that Monksby didn't live up to her visions is an understatement. There is nothing glamorous about this little fishing village. Could imaginative Hetty Feather live in a village where the morning arrival of the fishing fleet is the biggest thing that happens? Could she see herself gutting and salting fish every day?

As much as she loves her father
Jess Merrygold
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
Again, not as good as the first one, in my opinion, but I still enjoyed it.

A little disappointed Jem and Hetty didn't end up together - but at least they kissed! Happy that Jem found happiness, though.
Hetty's father annoyed me, and the death of Hetty's mother made me feel a pang of sadness.
Again, a little disappointed at the ending, but still happy with the closure.
This is the third book in the Hetty Feather series about a foundling child in Victorian London searching for a home life. I enjoyed the first two books but not this one. Hetty really annoyed me and I also found I kept making comparisons to Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables. Once I completed the book I wanted to immediately go and re-read Anne of GG.
Unfortunately, this book made me give up reading Wilsons books for good. I thoguht finding teh dad almost straight away was kind of dumb and then i just stopped reading. In my mind i have Hetty's future and i much prefer my own ending (which involved Jem) than anything Wilson wrote in the first chapter of this.
Tina Cousins
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
un peu déçue par le tournant de l'histoire, mais la série restera un très bon souvenir de lecture ! l'héroïne est attachante et a toujours su tirer de son expérience malchanceuse un formidable ressort pour atteindre ses rêves !
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.
The book was awesome , it's about a girl who seeks to find her lost father after her mother dies.
Ursula Clancy
I liked it but I found it too repetitive and was a little disappointed by some of the events but it was a good way to finish the trilogy and I'm glad the next book Diamond still has Hetty in it...
I got this a while ago for my birthday from my best friend and I was like "Oh great thank you so much!" *chucks book to the bottom of a never ending TBR* but I read it on a rainy day and I LOVED it! It was a good conclusion to the series. I know that I am a little too old for Wilsons writing style but I thought that the first two books where fantastic and I found the concept and historical time period really interesting. I enjoyed how we went back to foster family to see Jem as that nicely round ...more
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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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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