Little Stars (Hetty Feather)

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Little Stars (Hetty Feather)

Little Stars (Hetty Feather)

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I love how her new profession, acting, inspired by Marina Royal falls in line with one of her greatest talents from the very first book - imagining. When she was admitted, her hair was cut off and her Sunday clothes (as well as the doll Peg made her for Christmas) taken away to be burned, which upset her, and Gideon was taken to the Boy's Wing of the hospital. The Illustrated Mum won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, the 1999 Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and was also shortlisted for the 1999 Whitbread Children’s Book Award. As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame.

The book was average, it wasn't something that will stick with me - unlike the rest of this series which I adore and will stand my favourite series from as a child, which I did absolutely relish when reading them. When exactly was unclear to me, which occasionally felt like a shortcoming, but most of the time I did not mind.If you remember Diamond from the last book, it's them spending their lives together, doing everything together, and the stories here are amazing. truthfully, I remember my very first early impression of him being along the lines of 'My, the absolute cheek on this one! It's weird to think that she never ever thought about acting in her childhood, but she is so good at it now. Some good points is that the story overall was great, Hetty going and performing at a musical hall was not what I expected, especially with poor Diamond but that is what Jacqueline Wilson gave us and I am not disappointed, it even gave Hetty and Bertie time to catch up again and see their relationship bloom again like it did in the second book, I liked the idea of Hetty and Bertie in the end getting together and while the ending of little star's seem to hint that they do I would still love to see more of it.

I don't know, but it rubbed me the wrong way in book 3, and it did that much more so here, resulting in the 'sainted' Jem becoming a fallen angel in my books, a shattered ideal, much like he was to Hetty. Before wrapping this (entirely too lengthy) review, I need to spare a word or two for the littlest Little Star, sweet tiny Diamond who seems to steal every heart (of anyone with a heart, that is) wherever she goes.

Meanwhile, Hetty struggles to understand her feelings for Bertie – and for Jem, whom she has never forgotten. This final stretch of Hetty's story (which seemed to end just a wee bit too suddenly, I might add), entrancingly narrated in my beloved simple-yet-appropriately-inviting style of Jacqueline Wilson's, manages to combine the new and exciting with the old and comfortingly familiar so well, among other things, by reintroducing one of my old favourites from all the way back in book 2, in a whole new light and yet so obviously still the same old dear at the core. Now, seeking life as music hall artistes, our beloved characters are well-off with a place to stay where Hetty earns their keep sewing gowns for Miss Gibson from Gibson's Gowns, and performing a child novelty act in the Cavalcade music hall for Mrs Ruby.

I also love the developing relationship between Bertie and Hetty, and the brilliant lack of 'instalove'. Indeed, since the second he first graced the pages of this instalment, my thought process, whatever it was, was instantly replaced by an excited rattle of 'Bertie Bertie Bertie Bertie Bertie'.

On the final night of the play Hetty accidentally insults Miss Ruby after an altercation with her nephew Sampson and is sacked. Jem is getting married to Janet and Hetty goes to attend, but the train is delayed and she's late for her act, frosting her relationship with Miss Ruby.

Ida eventually dies and Hetty insists that she can pay for her funeral, and stays until she's paid back Freda for her contribution. After putting together a ventriloquist show and naming themselves the little stars, Hetty learns that it’s actually harder work than it looks.Emerald Star was definitely my least favourite (But I did really like Lizzie's character which made up for the fact the rest of it was a bit rubbish) I love Sapphire Battersea and I love Little Stars but It's hard to have a favourite as it's really just one massive book.

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