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Little Darlings

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  2,618 Ratings  ·  141 Reviews
Sunset lives a life of luxury with her beautiful ex-model mum, her world-famous ex-rocker dad and two little celeb siblings. But life on the red carpet is no compensation for rowing parents, constant nagging, intensive media scrutiny and no real friends.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published February 3rd 2011 by RHUK (first published January 1st 2010)
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Bee It's about Sunset and Destiny. They both are daughters of rocker Danny Killman, but he doesn't know that Destiny is his daughter. She and her mother…moreIt's about Sunset and Destiny. They both are daughters of rocker Danny Killman, but he doesn't know that Destiny is his daughter. She and her mother live in terrible conditions but Sunset and her siblings live in big house with their rich parents.
One day they meet and became friends. Story follows their everyday lives including things like school, dealing with parents and friends. (less)
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Ms. Yingling
Jul 08, 2013 Ms. Yingling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Destiny knows that her mother is obsessed with singer Danny Kilman, but after going to a film premiere to watch him from the crowd, Destiny (who is named after one of his songs) finds out that Danny is her father. Her young, pretty and irresponsible mother drags her out to Danny's country estate to introduce her, but Danny won't let them in. Destiny, however, has talked to Danny's other daughter, Sunset, who feels out of place in her own family, and the two become pen pals. Sunset is misundersto ...more
Mel
Mar 12, 2010 Mel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-books
It's what I, as a fan, would expect from a Jacqueline Wilson book.
The lady is an amazing author with a knack for getting into the heads of children. However, the central character in each book seems to stay the same. A girl who is about ten years old who is imaginative, sensible and clever going through a tough time. I suppose there's nothing wrong with it, but it'd be nice to see a bit of variety. It's almost like the same character put into new circumstances. This is my only criticism.
Anyway
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Imani
Jun 15, 2012 Imani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED THE BOOK! The first bit got be kinda bored, but as we went into the story, it became more vivid ans i found myself Destiny, i was her, and my mum was my mum pretty much obvious, it was real. I found myself being sucked into the book, and i couldn't close it at all, I really couldn't. It was impossible. I blinked twice and my mum yanked it out of my hand, it seemed like I was so interested I wasn't even blinking "Snap out of it, girl" mum would say, 'Alright, Alright.' And I'd yank the bo ...more
Steph
Mar 03, 2015 Steph rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am a great lover of Jacqueline Wilson. She is an amazing writer as shown in all of her books. However, I didn't particularly enjoy this book like I thought I would. The cover is very enticing and for me, that's why it caught my eye in the first place. The description at the back also made me interested although when I started reading it I found it majorly slow. The plot was just not right for me so it didn't draw me in like others have. I could not get through it and it took me over a month to ...more
Cleo
Oct 09, 2011 Cleo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
I bought this book expecting it to be quite boring. So receiving this book for Christmas I had low expectations for Little Darlings, but it managed to surprise me and grab me.

I loved the idea of this book, it really grabbed me and made me think and wonder, which i loved. I also loved how every chapter the main character changed and you could see what they were feeling and dealing with.

Ths book was well written but i felt like i just couldn't get into it which i really wanted to. All together it
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Sherona
Oct 13, 2015 Sherona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Casey
Apr 26, 2012 Casey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Little Darlings
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Characters:
Sunset Kilman: Her father is Danny Kilman, a ex-rock star. His mother is Suzy Kilman. She looks like her dad and nothing like her mother.
Destiny Williams: Destiny is also Dannys daughter but not Suzys. Danny and her mother went out before she was born but when Destiny was born, Danny wasnt around anymore. She sets out to find her father and becomes a good friend of Sunsets.
Danny Kilman: Danny is a rockstar. He has 4 kids, Destiny, Su
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Karissa Chong
Jan 11, 2013 Karissa Chong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love this book as it is really fascinating!It is about this rock star, Danny Kilman, who has two families. He left his first family as soon as his first daughter,Destiny, was born and married another woman, Lucy,who was once his fan, leaving Destiny and his wife alone.Destiny and her mother were very poor and had to move house frequently as they couldn't cope with the rent,only until her mother took up two jobs and managed to buy a small flat, though the conditions of it was really terr ...more
Tyresha
The friendship of two girls; Destiny and Sunset. Destiny lives with her mum on a rundown council estate and the only luck she has ever really had is her mum inheriting money from a former patient. Sunset has always been in the spotlight living the celebrity lifestyle with her parents but hates it. The two become friends but notice that they also have one thing in common...

The book explores two sides of the spectrum; working class and the rich and famous upper class but in an interesting way push
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Connie
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Title: Little Darlings
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Genre: Middle Grade, contemporary
Overall Rating: 3.9 stars

Darling lives with her mum in a crummy area outside Manchester. She doesn't have a lot but she has enough.

Sunset lives in a mansion with her rockstar Dad and her Model mum and her little siblings, she has everything she wants and more.

But what do these girls have in common? They're sisters.

I liked this one, it sort of came out when my Jacqueli
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Gabriella K.P
I thought this book by jaqueline Wilson was one of her best books so far. In true jaqueline Wilson style it followed the story of two separate young girls one wealthy, one poor. As the book progresses they find that they are actually half siblings. Destiny and sunset are both excited by this prospect as sunset(the rich one) has a famous dad singer who welcomes destiny. The main theme in this book is friendship and love we see this through destiny and sunset. Overall I was pleasantly surprised by ...more
Vaasanthi
I thought this book was amazing and I think everyone in this world should read it. It is about two girls and about how they met and how they keep a relationship going and quite a big and shocking secret is revealed. At first, I didn't think this book was a good book for me and I really didn't want to read it. it was like in the bottom of my never ending list. But after reading this book, I felt really bad about being so harsh to it. It was like the saying "Never judge a book by it's cover" but t ...more
Elliemay
Jun 07, 2013 Elliemay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
Little darlings is definitely one of my favourite books the only thing I would change about it was the way it went like it was all about destiny in the first chapter and all about sunset in the second and then all about destiny in the third chapter and about sunset in the fourth it kinda confused me at the start but now it's definitely one of my favourites!!!
Ellie
it is a really great book with problems lots of problems along the way.
Aisling Davis
Jan 06, 2017 Aisling Davis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is good but it got boring in some parts but I would recommend this
Leonie Pete
Jun 23, 2013 Leonie Pete rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book again and again, impossible to put down
Meira (readingbooksinisrael)
Let me try to remember my review.

I didn't like the ending. It was too open-ended. I think we were supposed to infer that the characters are going towards a better life, and it certainly looks like a happier one for Destiny, but for Sunset it just seems to be getting worse.

I love, love, love Claudia. She may have realized that she doesn't want to be a nanny, but she still cares for and about the kids, and tries to up their self-confidence. Speaking of which, I hate Sunset's teacher. She may be tr
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Josephine Guillaud
The book I read was called Little Darlings by Jacqueline Wilson. This book is fiction. It is a realistic fiction. I chose to read this book because I have read lots of other books by Jacqueline Wilson and I really enjoy her style of writing.
The book was about two half-sisters that got separated at birth and that had never met each other before. Then, one day, they happen to meet. Their dad is a very famous rock star and one of them (Destiny) is very poor and living with her mum while the other (
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Rebecca
Nov 06, 2015 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, here goes... another boring review about an opinion.

I'm re-reading this book after many years.

The cover is rather well done, I like the two seperate sections for the two different girls. The small description fits.

In the first chapter, we get introduced to Destiny Williams, named after a song. She's got a crazy fangirl mother, who can't get over a superstar, who apparently impregnated her and can't spell, that is - I have to admit it - rather irresponsible.

In the second chapter, we get int
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Sandra
Sep 19, 2011 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fredrika
Efter en rätt så dålig start började mitt förtroende för denna bok växa. I början gick det alldeles för snabbt, man fick inte så mycket bakgrundsinformation som man skulle vilja ha och man liksom slängdes in i historien nästan direkt. Sedan blev spänningen större och man lärde känna karaktärerna. Jag har alltid älskat Jacqueline Wilsons böcker, vissa kapitel visste man inte ens om man skulle skratta eller gråta..
Jag älskar att författaren visar att även om man kommer från en rik familj betyder d
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Mintti
Sep 10, 2013 Mintti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
Suomeksi Salainen siskoni. Taas takuuvarmaa Wilsonia, kirja imaisi mukaansa ja tarinassa oli traagisia aineksia ja jännitystä ja yllttäviä käänteitä, mutta se silti onnistui pysymään positiivisena ja hauskanakin. Destiny on saanut nimensä äitinsä suuren idolin hittibiisin mukaan ja hän asuu kahdestaan äitinsä kanssa, isästään hän ei tiedä. He ovat jokseenkin köyhiä mutta tulevat toimeen kun Destinyn äiti tekee kolmea työtä. Se tarkoittaa että Destiny on jo varhain joutunut kasvamaan isoksi tytök ...more
Den
Apr 28, 2012 Den rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen, 2012
This story introduces the reader to two girls from totally different circumstances. One, Destiny, is extremely poor - her mum works three jobs and although they have their own home now, they live in a poor rundown area. The other, Sunset, is the daughter of an ex-rock star and so has anything and everything she wants ... except attention from her parents, who are always arguing and is it fun to always be in the media spotlight and not being able to have a birthday party without it being an exclu ...more
Miwa
Mar 08, 2015 Miwa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book was about two totally different girls who suddenly meet and have an incredible bond. Destiny lives with her Mum on an estate. Her Mum works 3 jobs to pay the bills and for Destiny to get a good education. Sunset lives with her mum, rock star dad, gorgeous little sister and cute little bother. She lives a luxurious life in a huge house with nannies but she feels as if no one likes her and her parents both don't want her to be around. I really liked the book Little Darlings. I liked it be ...more
Rania
Nov 05, 2016 Rania rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Little Darlings is a great page turner because you see two completely different points of view.One point of view is written by a celebrity's child who is called Sunset and does not like her life one bit. She also has a brother and a sister who are both younger than her. The second point of view is from a girl called Destiny who worries about her mom because her mom is alarmingly thin and unhealthy. Also, both of the girls have the same dad which is sort of cool and strange at the same time. When ...more
Carol Thompson
Jan 04, 2016 Carol Thompson rated it it was amazing
Little Darlings is truly magical. Right from the start it is clear that Destiny's mum is obsessed with singer, Danny Kilman. Its sad at the movie premier when he totally blanks them out, though it is clear that Sunset has some sort of idea of what is going on. After all the tension throughout, it is lovely to see dad and daughter unite. You can imagine the girls reactions, though you can see Suzy isn't very pleased. Ace and Sweetie are adorable.I find it annoying that you don't get to find out h ...more
Chloe Hughes
Oct 28, 2011 Chloe Hughes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had got this book from our school mobile libary that comes round medway. So I thought it was gonna be boring but then I had expectations on it, that it would be, amaing or rubbish, but its what i like to happen.

However, it was a bit boring at first but then it shot up then back down which is not good enough for me too enjoy all the time.

I really think that Jaqueline Wilson had only done that for some books, because i really like her books and it would be a shame to see her books get boring. B
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Mihret
One point of view is written by a celebrity child who is called Sunset and does not like her life one bit. She also has a brother and a sister who are both younger than her. The second point of view is from a girl called Destiny who worries about her mum because her mum is alarmingly thin. Also, both of the girls have the same dad which is sort of strange and cool at the same time. When the girls meet and find out that they are sisters, they have a really strong relationship.I like this book bec ...more
Libby
May 29, 2010 Libby rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When I picked this book up at the library, I actually said,
"The only reason I'm gonna read this is so I can rant." So--here goes.

Why, why, why!!! Seriously, Jaqueline Wilson has found her 'niche' I guess. She's making money from it. But she certainly is not making good books. The poor little rich girl, lucky little poor girl, estranged father, amazing talent, happily ever after story is all that happens in Wilson's books and Little Darlings is no exception.
It's a saccharine novel, simply writt
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Aysha Rox
I really enjoy this book as it it is yet another of JC family issues. It is about a girl called Destiny William and her very weak mum- who just happen to be related to the famous rockstar Danny Kilman; who lives with mature 6 year old Sweetie, shy 10 year old Sunset ( who throughout the story develops a very close relationship with Destiny her sister) , demanding 3 year old Ace, and loving, yet bossy wife Suzy Kilman
Prita
Apr 30, 2015 Prita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adored this book. So much. i adored Jacqueline Wilson. very much. The first time I've read Wilson's, it was Cookie, but it was in Bahasa Indonesia. (Proud Indonesian.)

And the first time I've seen this book, i judged by its cover. (again.) And surprisingly, i read it just within 4-5 hours or something. (but there was also some Procrastination, too.)

It was very interesting. I was very very very interested in this book since i read it from the first page!

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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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