- Title: Clean Break
- Author: Jacqueline Wilson
- ISBN: 9780440866435
- Page: 345
- Format: Paperback
Em adores her funny, glamorous dad who cares if he s not her real father He s wonderful to her, and to her little brother and sister True to form at Christmas, Dad gives them fantastic presents, including a real emerald ring for his little Princess Em Unfortunately he s got another surprise in store he s leaving them Will Dad s well meaning but chaotic attempts toEm adores her funny, glamorous dad who cares if he s not her real father He s wonderful to her, and to her little brother and sister True to form at Christmas, Dad gives them fantastic presents, including a real emerald ring for his little Princess Em Unfortunately he s got another surprise in store he s leaving them Will Dad s well meaning but chaotic attempts to keep seeing Em and the other children help the family come to terms with this new crisis Or would they be better off with a clean break just like Em s arm
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The beauty of Jacqueline Wilson's books is in the fact that she writes about bad family situations, about flawed people, about parents who are not necessarily good parents, about abuse and guilt and courage to defy adults who are not always correct and not always smart And she writes about these things in books targeted for children.It is essentially the most important thing, to tell children that they are not alone in their experiences, that they should not feel ashamed for not loving a parent [...]
The book is called Clean Break and it is about a girl named Em, and her siblings Vita and Maxie. Their parents are getting a divorce because their dad is with another women. The mother and her children, Em, Vita and Maxie, are very sad and now they don't have that much money as they used to have and the father doesn't want to give his money for the children so they have the very difficult time. It is a very sad book as it is possible to cry, but it's still a really good book and if you read it, [...]
Is it just me or does Jacqueline Wilson write about the same thing again and again? I truly feel most of her books either have family problems, a disease or kids not fitting in. It's all the same. Some books of hers are different but some, most are the same. It's just repetitive. I want to know something new. Not the same thing again and again.
It seems like the perfect Christmas Day, until Em overhears her stepdad talking on the phone to another woman. Soon, Dad is gone and Em is wishing wishing wishing he would come back.This is not one of Jacqueline Wilson's better novels, which is a shame. I mean, the children's love of their dad was realistic and sweet, but I found it hard to feel any affection for a guy who was cheating on his wife and willing to leave his kids to be with this other woman. I didn't want him to come back, so I fou [...]
Em and her family live at their Nan's house but on Christmas Day her stepdad leaves them for another woman. Then on their holiday in Spain their nan gets a crush on a Spanish man and he asks her to go to his on Christmas. And they find their dad in London after em broke her arm.
Read for school didn't like it
This is a book that talks about how the divorce affects kids. Sometimes parents think that when they split up kids will just deal with it and move on- well they don't. Truly a good book to read and the ending is nice aswell.
Loved it. At first was unsure but as I got further into the book I got more into it. It depends on what type of book you like this one is mostly about Emily trying to get her back to come back. I really enjoyed it. The end was lovely- a great ending to a great book!
946 - 2014
Like a lot of Wilson's books, it dealt with serious issues that affected children, and I remember it helping me when I went through similar situations.Overall, it was an enjoyable read.
Love amazing I love how u can really connect w/ the charactes a must read☺☺ Jaquelin Wilson is a very good writer😁
A teens viewpoint of divorce.
A real life situation about a girl called Emily and how she copes when her parents split up.
Read as a child, a teen and a adult. These books are my comfort blanket and I will always come back to them. Couldn’t recommend highly enough xxx
Another book I read as a kid and loved. I even got this book signed! Really loved the characters and I've always been a big fan of Jacqueline Wilson. My only problem with this book is that I thought the whole "Jenna Williams" thing was a bit much. Thought putting herself into her own story was a bit conceited.
I liked the links that this book has to others by Wilson, such as the way that Casper Dream (from Midnight) is mentioned. Em’s favorite author, Jenna Williams, is a play on Wilson herself, and many of her books have names that play on the titles of Wilson’s own books. "Elsie No-Home" (The Bed and Breakfast Star), "Forever Friends" (Best Friends), "Piggie in the Middle" (The Suitcase Kid), "The Victorian Project" (The Lottie Project), "Teens on a Diet" (Girls Under Pressure), "Flora Rose" (Lo [...]
Re-reading childhood favourites at age 21.I remember this being one of my favourites when I was younger, but I actually feel like I could relate to Em more now than back then. When I was reading this years and years ago, I had a happy family life. It was a few years after I went off reading that my parents split up, I became self-conscious about my weight, and I felt like I had to grow up quite quickly because of the way my mum and little brother were coping. So I definitely knew how Em was feel [...]
I've re-read this book and it is so easy to forget how Jacqueline Wilson writes heartfelt stories that are about families that are broken or about kids that don't fit the society "norms". I think that is why I loved reading her stories as a child and I still do. Anyway, Clean Break is about where a father leaves his family at Christmas for another women, but he tries to see his kids still. That all stops when the mum says that she wants a "clean break" when he takes them to a beach without askin [...]
I am indecisive about my feelings towards this book. I love the connections between the characters and their relationships, but I didn't feel sympathy towards the step-dad that they all adore, yet he is happy to leave them for a sexy new lady who is arrogant and obnoxious.I liked the story-line of the reality of broken homes. I loved the ending where he comes back to them after a couple of disasterous relationships, a whole year later. I found it interesting the way the family struggles to cope [...]
Sebenarnya, menurut saya buku ini terlalu 'berat' kalau dikategorikan sebagai buku anak-anak, walaupun buku ini menceritakan tentang penderitaan seorang Emily yang harus menghadapi perpisahan dalam keluarga, berikut cemoohan karena bentuk badannya yang jauh dari ideal.Namun buku ini menurut saya baik dibaca oleh orangtua yang memang ingin mengetahui apa yang ada di dalam pikiran seorang anak, apa yang dihadapi oleh seorang anak sehari-harinya dan bagaimanakah cara terbaik menghadapi anak ?Apakah [...]
My first Jacqueline Wilson; and one of the first books to put me on to reading in a greater way, specially in English. It is the story of Emily, who lives with her mom and her long time husband whom she loves more than anything and calls Dad. With them are also Emily's mean old grandma, and her two siblings, who are fully related to Dad. But when, during Christmas, Em finds out he's leaving them for somebody new, she, and the rest of the family are heartbroken.The story takes up as Em tries to m [...]
I decided to read the novel clean break by Jaqueline Wilson because I loved reading two of her other novels- the series of hetty feather and another book called Lola Rose so I decided to give this one a go. This book was not particularly amazing but I found the feelings in this book that the girl and the step dad had was interesting, I also found that I had to keep reading to find out if the dad was going to come back or not. I learnt from this book that even if your not actually related or your [...]
This book was a pretty good book. It was really easy to read and i enjoyed it. This book was about a family and how her dad left them at christmas time. The dad bought all the kids great presents that year so that the would always remeber him. One of the gifts was a reindeer and Em the girl would always make up storys about her dad and act like the reindeer was telling then. The kids would wish every day that there dad would return. One day he came back and the family was really happy but he end [...]
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 [...]
I read this book at a time when a lot of my friends parents were getting divorced and i was struggling to understand why or what was happening. At 10 years of age however i read this book and the prospect of divorce became a lot less "foreign" to me. one of the things i love about Wilson is that she addresses such topical issues (such as divorce) in such an understanding and sensitive manner. not only does this appeal to children for entertainment purposes, but it also illuminates "foreign" idea [...]
I liked itt,, reallyBut the kids are too whiny!!A reason of why I can't tolerate kidsAnywayThe whole thing could be so true,, I mean the storyWhen I reached the end of the story,, I thought the writer was a bit exaggerating,,I thought she was going to make all this "they-lived-happily-ever-after" endingUntil the last page,, which made me content =]Wilson still kept her style,, stil remembered the goal of writing this one book =]She didn't tell how the story exactly endedI guess she kept it for y [...]
I don't really feel the satisfaction after finishing this book. I don't like the dad who was very selfish and irresponsible yet he was the one who got all the admiration from the kids. I feel sorry for Gran who has to work so hard to feed the kids since all their dads left them without any child support and their mum was too weak to pursue it, yet no one gave her enough appreciation that she deserved. But I still like Emily. Her loyalty and determination kept the story interesting until the last [...]
This was the first 'big' book I read. I used to be one of the people who chose the thinnest books with the biggest writing so that I could finish quickly and because I never really liked reading. Well I didn't give them a chance, probably because all the books I'd previously read had been rubbish. But after I read this book I actually started reading the blurbs of books and choosing books for their story instead of their size.
He's wonderful to her, and to her little brother and sister. True to form at Christmas, Dad gives them fantastic presents, including a real emerald ring for his little Princess Em. Unfortunately he's got another surprise in store – he's leaving them. Will Dad's well-meaning but chaotic attempts to keep seeing Em and the other children help the family come to terms with this new crisis? Or would they be better off with a clean break – just like Em's arm?
This book was definitely one of my favorite from Jacqueline Wilson. I adored how nice Em was to her siblings despite all the hard things she was going through. This story explains the hard things some kids have to go through, like their parents splitting up. This was a very touching yet super funny book. I loved it and this is the kind of book that you don't exactly get tired of. I might even re-read it sometime!
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