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The Longest Whale Song by Jacqueline Wilson
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Jul 21, 2011

really liked it
Read in July, 2011

This is a brilliant book. Narrated in the first person by Ella, it is the story of a snapshot of her life and how she struggles to cope when her mum falls ill. Ella is left with her stepdad, Jack, who she does not like and refuses to get on with. The issues of family life and bullying are dealt with in a simple yet very efficient manner by Wilson. The one fault I found is that I felt it ended too abruptly, which results in the reader feeling that the story is unfinished. It would have been nice to find out what happened to Ella and her family in the end. I would certainly recommend this book to 9-11 year olds.
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