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Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson
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Jul 22, 2012

really liked it

Vicky Angel- Jacqueline Wilson.

An engaging book written in the 20th Century about two ordinary girls, who are best friends and go to the same school. Jade and Vicky have been best friends since nursery even though they were very different in character. Now at secondary school Jade is still the quiet one who always agrees with Vicky- who has a very strong character and is the decision maker of the two with a very strong character. However, a disagreement between the two friends results in a tragic accident and things instantly change for both of them when Vicky dies in a car accident Jade is left on her own. But Vicky does not leave Jade alone and is determined to make her presence felt as a spirit. Even though Jade is very upset, lonely and shocked at the thought of losing Vicky when Vicky comes back for her she realizes that nothing can separate them and is back to her usual self in no time. However, even though Jade is enjoying Vicky's presence, Vicky's demanding actions begin to interfere with Jades ordinary life and is also being noticed by friends, teachers and her mum. Jades teacher approaches her and asks her if she would like to receive further help from a counsellor to help her to overcome the constant presence of Vicky who she admits to seeing. After difficult sessions with the counsellor Jade is told to try and block Vicky's presence out of her life otherwise she will start to cause damage in Jades life. The more Jade tries to block Vicky out, the more Vicky turns against Jade and tries to take control of her life, such as persuading her to bunk off school. Eventually, Jade realizes that even though she is upset to have lost Vicky in order to be happy again she needs to block her out and to move on without her. With the help of the counsellor Jade manages to block to Vicky out completely by leaving her when she wants and only seeing her when she wants, this therefore helps Jade to move on and to carry on with her life.

This story was very touching and allows the reader to relate to the setting very easily, mainly aimed at teenage girls, the story explains the attachment involved in friendships alongside the importance of growing up and being able to let go when needed.I enjoyed reading this book because the author helps you to pick a character which you can relate to as a person. Additionally, Jade's situation can easily be understood as she is feeling upset to have lost Vicky but then is happy when she is around, which is a difficult position to be in.

I think this book can be best used as an independent reading book within the classroom, as an effective and favorited author for teenagers Jacqueline Wilson's books are enjoyable and can help teenagers to develop themselves and helps them to be able to understand certain situations which take place in their life.
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