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The Lottie Project

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The Lottie Project is a story about Charlotte Enright (Charlie) set in late 20th century England. Charlie is the most popular girl in her school. She assumes she will find history lessons boring but she sees a Victorian photo of a girl who looked exactly like her and from then on she becomes interested in history. Charlie decides to write her history project as the fiction ...more
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Published September 1st 2006 by Nick Hern Books (first published 1997)
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Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: four-star
A slightly different method of writing from Wilson in 'The Lottie Project' but captivating nonetheless. Charlie is a popular, chatty girl who isn't fussed about school and certainly not her horrible teacher! When she is made to take part in history lessons, she comes across a photo of a young maid from the Victorian era who looks just like her.

When Charlie is asked to do a project on the Victorian era, she decides to give the girl in the photo a voice and writes a diary from her perspective.
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childhood, 2016
Re-read from when I was much younger
Mar 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sebenernya bukan pengen baca yang ini, tapi yang Lola Rose. Tapi ternyata Lolanya ga ada, jadinya baca ini deh.

Buku Jacqueline kali ini bikin aku sanggup begadang... lagi! *nguaap*

Ceritanya tentang gadis kecil bernama Charlotte, tapi dia lebih suka dipanggil Charlie. Karena menurut dia Charlotte itu nama yang megakuno dan ultramembosankan. Dia tinggal berdua bersama ibunya. Ibunya bekerja di toko elektronik. Namun suatu hari ibunya dipecat, segalanya berubah... sang ibu mesti cari pekerjaan baru
Aug 10, 2012 rated it liked it
‘The Lottie Project’ is about a young girl (Charlie) who is set a school project on the Victorians. The story is smartly narrated by two characters: Charlie and Lottie (her Victorian character from her project).
As Wilson usually does, she has successfully managed to portray issues that may occur within family and school life for young children. Family relations are explored with mothers, grandparents and friends but formation of new relationships and bonds that tie us together are the main focus
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Title: The Lottie Project
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Genre: Middle Grade, contemporary
Overall Rating: 4 stars

This book was one of my favourites as a child, I remember reading it over and over again, and as soon as I opened this book up again I was hit straight away with nostalgia.

I've always liked history, even in primary school, so this book with it's victorian twist really stood out to me. It follows Charlie, who finds a picture of a victorian maid
Dec 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Wilson is great at making realistic characters that you can quickly come to term with, giving realistic reactions to events.

Her books are great at getting children to really think about actions and their consequences, really opening the eyes of children to the world. Some of her books are sensitive reads yet they are all great at sending life messages to children.

I feel as though Wilson books are a must in the lives of young children, a way of opening their eyes to the real world in the right wa
This is my first time reading The Lottie Project and despite being older than the intended audience I found the book interesting.

The book follows a young girl called Charlie who has to do a school project on the Victorians.

The book moves from Charlie's perspective to her diary entries for her school project, which I really liked and actually thought flowed well.

Charlie did feel real to me and I also feel that there are many younger readers who will be able to relate to her home situation in the
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just finished the Lottie project yesterday it took me three days to read it,it had two hundred and four. I really liked the middle bit and the ending. It was just a really amazing book. I just love,love,love loved. So I am going to rate it five stars. I would definitely recommend this book it is just really good. So who ever will read this book it was a really really good book.
P.S Jacqueline Wilson is an amazing author but don't stick to 1 author.
Millie Hodgson
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
this book was quite sad but I loved it
Metzli Flores
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Lottie Project is my favorite book. Not one of my favorites. The genre of this book is realistic fiction. Realistic fictions is one of my favorite genres. I personally like realistic fiction because sometimes you can refer your problems to theirs (the characters). I think that it has good explanation on why the character does or doesn't like someone, something, some place, etc.

This book takes place in the present. It mostly takes place in Charlie's, the main character's, house. Unfortunatel
Feb 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charlie is not happy that the new teacher has decided the class should sit in alphabetical order. Instead of getting to sit with her friends, she has to sit with a boy (yuck, boys!) and to make it worse, he's the most annoying snobby swot of a boy. And then the teacher wants everyone to do a history project on the Victorians - how dull! Until Charlie discovers that girls her age actually went to work as servants in Victorian times, and so she decides to write the diary of a servant girl called L ...more
Feb 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
‘The Lottie Project’ tells the story of a feisty eleven year old girl who writes a history project on the Victorians in the form of a diary, told from the viewpoint of a young servant called Lottie. At first she finds the idea of the project immensely boring but over time her views are transformed and she finds it really fun. Children should be able to read this book independently from about year 5 onwards.
This book is particularly useful for breeding positive attitudes to the study of history.
Lisa Smith
Jun 24, 2012 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book however it is not one of my favourite Jacqueline Wilson books. Jacqueline used a very intresting storyline of which I found very good. It is about a girl(charlie) who lives with her very young mother (Jo) and she is asked to do a Victorian project and she thinks it will be rubbish but it isn't. Jacqueline has chosen a very hard way of writing her book with using half story/half diary. The lottie project is an interesting and fun book and I can see many of Jacqueline Wi ...more
Megan Anderson
This is a cute book. I like it a lot. The voice is strong and the main character, adorable. The plot is a little predictable, but I think I'm slightly biased because I've read so many children's/YA novels in the past few years. I especially like the ends of each chapter, where you can "read" the main character's project and learn a little bit about life during the Victorian era. Anyway, I think it'd be perfect for grades 4-6 (9-12yrolds) or reluctant middle school readers (because of the slightl ...more
Mami Veve
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Membacanya nyicil ga selesai-selesai, baru waktu sakit selesai bacanya.
Ceritanya tentang Charlie seorang anak yang tinggal berdua dengan JO. Ibunya yang single parent.
Konflik seputaran anak sekolah , tentang guru, teman sekelas dan pernak-pernik persahabatan.
Suka dengan karakter charlie yang sangat kuat. Charlie itu pe-de cenderung sombong. Tipe anak yang tahu benar apa yang diinginkannya.
May 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This gets a high rating because I think it was one of the first books that I really, really loved due to its combo of Victorian history and modern story-lines. It also got me ADDICTED to Wilson's novels.
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was always one of my favourite Jacqueline Wilson's growing up.
Eman Afroze
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Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I remember really loving this book and rereading it over and over because it was just SO FREAKING GOOD. I loved the concept of the story - it was so unique and hooked me from the beginning. The writing was really interesting, flitting from present to past. The parallels drawn between the past and the present were so much fun to read about and also talks about the Victorian era in a way that is educational and informative but does not sound like a bore. This is a short and sweet read and I recomm ...more
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
loved it!
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Asuka Mai
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Seperti yang selama ini kubaca, buku-buku Jacqueline Wilson tidak jauh jauh dari masalah keluarga atau tentang anak yatim.
Kali ini bercerita tentang gadis kecil bernama Charlotte Enright yang biasa dipanggil Charlie.
Ia tingga berdua dengan ibunya Jo. Sewaktu bayi, ayah Charlie tidak mau mengakui Charlie dan begitu saja meninggalkan Charlie dan Jo.
Namun, Jo sebagai orang tua tunggal tidak menyerah akan kehidupan mereka berdua yang pas-pasan. Jo bekerja keras demi menghidupi mereka berdua. Charli
Zulaikha Farah
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it

The main character of the novel is Charlie, a young girl in modern London, who is given a project from school to research the Victorians. Charlie is an adventurous young girl with a feisty personality. She is finding it difficult to research the Victorians because of a variety of reasons. Her mother has lost her job and becomes a cleaner which meant that they didn’t have enough money for their home. Charlie’s mum becomes a child-minder and looks after a young boy named Robin. Charlie finds a pic
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is one of Jacqueline Wilson's good ones, though I feel like I might have enjoyed it even more ten years ago when I actually used to read her books. It's the story of Charlie, who is vividly depicted in the story, and what happens when her mum becomes a maid and starts going out with her employer.

It's a short simple novel, but it's got a bit going on if you look into it. There's the Victorian themes, propped up by diary extracts at the beginning of each chapter, and as the novel goes on, the
Felita Hardigaloeh
yg kusuka dari children book ini adalah dekatnya hubungan sang tokoh,charlotte a.k.a charlie dg ibunya, jo. jadi charlie ini sebenarnya anak di luar nikah, tp sang ibu memutuskan membesarkan charlie sendirian sampai diusir orang tuanya. otomatis charlie tumbuh jd anak yg mandiri dan praktis. charlie suka bgt manggil ibunya hy dg namanya Jo.

hidup charlie berubah sejak kedatangan guru baru yg nyebelin dan dipecatnya sang ibu. belum lg tempat duduk favorit charlie di sekolah bersama sahabat karibny
Mar 18, 2014 rated it liked it
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Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I decided to re-read this book for the last few days and I was in utter awe of it. This is a book that although I had read it before several times, I had failed to remember key parts of the plot which made it even more exciting for re-reading. Whenever I am re-reading books, I have to remind myself that I am not the target audience so I mustn't be biased towards the book.

For young readers and teenagers, this book is another one that Jacqueline Wilson has successfully allowed each character to ma
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Dame Jacqueline Wilson (a very deserved title!) is, in my opinion, the best contemporary children's writer. She writes perfectly, in content, theme, style and accessibility for children from aged 6 to 13 (ish - of course this varies among children). She writes flawlessly for children, I could not find a single fault.

She is never patronizing and introduces young people to important life issues such as love, poverty, friendship, adolescence, separated parents, illnesses and so much more, in a mann
Jun 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ini adalah buku Jacqueline Wilson pertama yang aku punya dan membuatku jatuh hati dengan buku-bukunya yang lain.

Dari awal tertarik karena covernya, kemudian makin tertarik karena layoutnya yang diselingi ilustrasi sederhana, menarik, tapi lucu. Sesuai dengan ceritanya.

Lottie adalah anak tanpa ayah, hidup bersama ibunya yang melewati banyak kesusahan. TApi lottie tetap anak-anak yang selalu ceria, punya banyak teman, punya guru galak. :D

Lottie juga cemburu dengan pacar ibunya, anak pacar ibunya
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The lottie project is great! it's about an eleven year old girl(Charlie)she has a new teacher called mrs beckworth and her best friends lisa and angela are in for a suprise. Charlie has been forced by Mrs Beckworth the sit next to a posh boy called Jaime. Charlie has a very young mum called jo and later in the book jo meets a man called Mark and has a child called robin, somthing bad happends to him. Charlie is really fed up of Mark and wants to get rid of him but Jo can cope without him. I real ...more
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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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