Read Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson Online


Je m'appelle Lola Rose... Mais mon vrai nom est Jayni. Avec ma mère et mon petit frère. nous nous sommes enfuis parce que papa nous battait. Maintenant, ça va changer, maman a gagner à la loterie, et nous sommes riches, riches, riches ! A nous la belle vie! Malheureusement, le destin est parfois bien cruel et il n'est pas si facile de recommencer à zéro... Pourtant, je ferJe m'appelle Lola Rose... Mais mon vrai nom est Jayni. Avec ma mère et mon petit frère. nous nous sommes enfuis parce que papa nous battait. Maintenant, ça va changer, maman a gagner à la loterie, et nous sommes riches, riches, riches ! A nous la belle vie! Malheureusement, le destin est parfois bien cruel et il n'est pas si facile de recommencer à zéro... Pourtant, je ferai tout pour enfin trouver le bonheur....

Title : Lola Rose
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 15721882
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 321 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

Lola Rose Reviews

  • Joey Woolfardis
    2019-06-28 00:58

    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003.Yeah, okay. Something different to the dross that is usually aimed at teenagers, but I don't like the writing style or narration at all.Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | Shop | Etsy

  • Sanaz
    2019-06-08 23:42

    Lola Rose by Jacqueline WilsonWhy I decided to read this book:I was given this novel as a birthday present many years ago and I couldn’t remember if I had read it or not so I decided to give it a go. I had previously been a huge fan of Jacqueline Wilson novels in my younger years, and I can recall being very fond of her books so I wanted to see how this would compare also.Which category on the bingo board this book completes:This book completes the category “A book with a main character”This category was an easy category to review and subsidise a book for as most novels either have a male or female main character.My Favourite quote from this book (and why):“We’re going to live happily ever after, Mum and Auntie Barbara and Kendall and me. Fingers crossed.” Despite having gone through so much with Lola leaving her dad and her mum having cancer, this quote shows that there is always hope and that you must always remain positive and have a positive outlook on life. There is no point in dwelling on your sorrows and making others around you suffer to be miserable, positivity is key and no matter what life throws at us we all need to remember nothing lasts forever.Something new I learned from this book is:Sometimes staying a kid is what is best for you. With the unexpected challenges thrown at Lola Rose, she was forced to grow up and fend for herself and her brother. I sometimes take for granted the limited responsibilities I am proposed with, I should be lucky to only have a limited amount and not be suddenly thrown at the deep end and learn to take care of myself, although independence is vital, it is important the we don’t grow up to fast, we have our whole lives to be old and be entitled to eternal freedom, but we only have a limited time to be young.A character or setting in this book that was interesting to me (and why):At the beginning of the book, Lola Rose states the she prefers to live in a caravan with purple velvet fitted sofas and matching purple curtains appose to a “great big mansion” I found this interesting for her to state as most of us would crave the opposite. I found this a great opening as it created an interesting start in comparison with other books that start off slow.

  • Imas
    2019-06-06 00:03

    Jayni, adiknya Kenny dan ibunya Nikki melarikan diri dari rumah karena dipukuli oleh ayahnya. Pelarian bermula dari lotere yg dimenangkan Mum, awalnya mereka sepakat tidak memberitahukan Dad soal keberuntungan ini. Dad, ayah yang pemarah suami yang selalu punya banyak alasan untuk memukul Mum. Tapi Mum selalu berlaku bodoh jika menyangkut tentang Dad.Mum akan melakukan apa saja untuk Dad,persis seperti yang diperintahkan.Mum akhirnya memberitahu dad soal uang lotere itu saat dad pulang setelah bertengkar dan keluar dari tempat kerjanya. Dad pada awalnya gembira, namun tiba-tiba menjadi emosional ketika menyadari mum tidak langsung memberitahunya soal uang itu. Untuk pertama kalinya Jayni turut menjadi korban karena membela Mum. Mum tahu, sekali Dad telah memukul Jayni, maka itu adalah untuk seterusnya.Mereka bertiga kabur,tinggal dikota lain, merubah nama dan mengarang cerita untuk menghindar dari pencarian Dad. Jayni menjadi Lola Rose, Kenny menjadi Kendall dan Kenny menjadi Victoria LUck. Keberuntungan menjadi harapan besar mereka. Pada awalnya semua baik-baik saja, namun hari-hari ceria tidak berlaku setiap hari. Masalah datang,mum sakit, kekurangan uang membuat kehidupan Lola Rose menjadi rumit. Beruntung ada bibi Barbara, tante raksasa yang menjadi peri untuk mereka semua.Buku ini disebut Novel anak-anak, tapi aku sendiri berfikir novel ini untuk remaja, banyak adegan yang belum cocok untuk anak-anak. Mengharukan dan juga kocak, bagaimana keluguan Lola Rose dan Kenny, kenakalan2 mereka bahkan keluguan Nikki. Like it..

  • Laura
    2019-06-01 23:58

    This book focuses on a particularly difficult topic, even by Wilson standards. Domestic violence affects thousands of families, and it is captured sensitively in this book through the eyes of a young child. When Jayni, her brother and mum are forced to leave their house suddenly due to the fathers violence, they decide to take on false identities and begin a new life.For Jayni and her little brother, this all begins as an adventure. They travel all the way to London, into a hotel and have new experiences. Jayni loves the fact she is free to choose a new name - any name - that she likes, so she settles for the glam-sounding Lola Rose. She feels like a whole new person. But when the elaborate plan to create a new life goes awry, what happens to Jayni and her family? What if dad tracks them down?Some parts of this book are scary, although not graphic, making it suitable for the intended audience. It may cause the reader to question difficult topics, which I suppose the author advocates as nearly all her books focus on similar issues.

  • Nina
    2019-06-06 20:51

    It has literally been years since I read this novel! I was up in the attic the other day, and I found it in a bag along with a few other Jacqueline Wilson books. Up until the publishing of either 'Cookie' or 'My Sister Jodie', I'd read every Wilson book there was, and most multiple times. But since I was eleven, I'd stopped reading them, and a few months ago I gave the majority of them away, leaving just a few left; including this one. I got this copy at a theatre performance of Wilson's 'Midnight'. No one had chosen it because it was already a bit dog-eared and ripped from being carted around, but being my unwanted-book-rescuing self, I bought it. And I've never had the heart to give it away.Anyway, up until yesterday, I hadn't realized how utterly depressing it really is. I always knew Wilson dealt with serious topics in children's books, and although at the time I thought I completely understood everything, I can see now that most of it went over my head. When I finished it, my mum took one look at me and said "You feel really depressed now, don't you?". Books can affect my mood anyway, but pretty powerful ones can knock me a bit. And this is no exception. Basically, Jayni's father is a domestic abuser, and so her, her mum and her little brother, Kenny, run away to start of somewhere fresh with £10,000 lottery money. You'd think they'd be pretty safe, to a certain extent like that - but their mother is a pretty terrible mother; she drinks, she smokes, she cheats, she leaves the children (roughly ages 11 and 5) home alone for days, and spends money on ridiculous things - so of course, they get into a bit of trouble along the way. And if you didn't think that was a bit much for a child to handle, Wilson also talks about obesity and breast cancer.I do like the characters in this novel - but not love. Looking at the bad side of them, the mum is a terrible mother, Jayni is really harsh to her younger brother, and Kenny whines about everything. But I guess some families can be like that at times, and if I picked at the best parts of them, I have grown attached. Jayni is a really strong character, and I have to say I can relate to her at that age more than I'd perhaps like to.And the mum, although she had her faults, did get her act together when it was absolutely necessary.I have to say, I really respect Wilson as an author, because I don't know anyone else who takes serious topics and turns them into novels that are easy and engaging for children/young teens to understand. And not just young teenagers - I'm fifteen, yet I'm still reading it! She's a brilliant writer, and she manages to create these amazing and very different characters - no two are alike. So I think that even though children may not completely understand these issues, the characters and storyline are enough to attract them.Admittedly, I do think that possibly talking about some of these topics is a bit hard-hitting, especially since most books are aimed at children from eight to twelve. I reckon this book would have been better if it was aimed at an even older audience - maybe thirteen, fourteen year olds - because I think their perception of it would be higher than that of a younger child's. If you're around my age and haven't read this book, I think you should, just for fun! Even if their target audience is a few years younger than my age, they are still addictive.

  • Hannah
    2019-06-01 02:06

    I decided to re-read this book recently and fell in love with the story. I always remembered how the plot went, however I still found myself enchanted with what Jacqueline Wilson presented for my mind to consume.Lola Rose is about a girl named, Jayni who loves with her mum, Nikki, her dad, Jay and her little brother Kenny. However, after winning the lottery and another tough night, Jayni finds herself on the run with her mum and little brother from dad in hope to recreate themselves and start a new life. This turns the 'boring old Jayni' into fabulous Lola Rose, a brave girl who isn't scared of anyone. The family find themselves embedded in luck and happiness, however as you get deeper into the book, the deeper the story becomes. Lola Rose finds herself face to face with a situation involving hospitals as well as an abusive father. The structure of the book is about ten page chapters however there are 24 chapters in total. There is not too much drama mushed into one chapter so you are always processing the information before turning the page. However, this book is full of drama and is continuously forcing you to read on because your heart is entwined with the painful upset of what is happening to Lola Rose and her family. Jacqueline touched on the subject of an abusive father really well, outlining how most parents who are being abused don't go to the police because after prison the abuser would be set free again. Jacqueline has created powerful characters who allow you to see the heartfelt subject in more perspectives then one. She also has the subject of cancer in there and talks about a parent having cancer. Jacqueline makes this bold subject a very upsetting theme however you are giving a great deal of empathy to the characters and Jacqueline has presented the illness well without making it too dramatic and keeping it as what it is - cancer. She has written it beautifully and allows you to process everything and become more educated on how a child who is going through this would feel. You have a great deal of sympathy for the characters by the end of it.It's a really beautiful book. Maybe not for the youngest of readers however I think that some young readers could tackle it without having too much upset.

  • Becky
    2019-05-28 21:40

    This was interesting. When I read the synopsis I was like "mmm, abusive dad, got it. Wait... cancer too? That seems a little bit much." And that's what it was. Too much. The author's prologue suggests that the book is mostly about the cancer, but that's not the case at all. And while Wilson did the abusive dad stuff well, the cancer stuff was not as good. It seemed like an add on, sort of an excuse to get Auntie Barbara into the picture. (I just want to break off here and state that I ADORE Auntie Barbara. I think she might be the best Auntie I've ever read.)The book rolls along at a good pace until the cancer stuff, and then it speeds up and it's sort of hard to tell how many days have gone by. And while there was a real sense of fear set up and well timed with the abuse bit (worrying he'd find them, connecting him with a shark, and so on) the cancer part fell a bit flat. But Wilson does a good job of creating the character of the mother, I thought, and the little brother as well. There were actually quite a few characters in the book I really liked. And it was a sad, sometimes frightening book that was, in the end, worth the read. But I think cancer was a bad choice. I seems like, from the prologue that Wilson wanted this to be a cancer book, and I don't know that it was. But it was a good try.

  • Michelle
    2019-06-28 03:55

    I absolutely love Wilson's work and was thrilled to be able to meet her a few years ago when she visited Australia (mind you there was still quite a lot of travel involved). I have to say that I think maybe, just maybe, this might be one of my favourite Jacqueline Wilson books. Then again, I really don’t want to say that because I love so many of her books. The story focuses on Jayni, her mother and her brother as they try to escape her abusive father. The issue is handled with care by Wilson, but is (as always) realistic. There are many twists and turns throughout the story however one message is clear by the end: there is nothing more important than family. This is illustrated by the reunion of Jayni's mother and her aunt who Jayni hasn't seen since she was little. I have read this numerous times over the years - really it's just one of those books you can curl up in the corner with on a cold day. Each time I read one of Wilson's books there is a strange sense of comfort. I think the key to Wilson's appeal is that although her stories are aimed at children and teens there seems to be a timeless quality which just gets better and better. Lola Rose is no exception. This was a beautiful story to read, another Wilson masterpiece.

  • Alex
    2019-06-02 22:58

    Perhaps my love for this book is dumb, mainly because it was such a comfort to me when I first read it. I was eleven and had just come out of Saudi Arabia to England; I had few friends in England and thought we'd shortly go back to Saudi (we didn't). Lola Rose was the newest Jacqueline Wilson book and I had to get it, because I loved all things Jacqueline Wilson. Lola Rose became one of my closest friends, silly as that sounds, and I started making a scrapbook after reading it for the second or third time. Looking back, there's probably a bit too much ground covered in the story, but it also felt satisfying and emotionally real. I don't know, it's still one of my favourite Wilson books.

  • Mariam Abood
    2019-06-05 01:53

    This book was sad and bravely touched upon the topics of domestic violence and cancer.

  • Mimimagic
    2019-05-27 22:37

    Really good. So entertaining however I was a by disappointed with the ending. Still amazing though. I was really able to get into Lola Rose's shoes.

  • Nicolle
    2019-06-01 21:59

    A touching story about a girl with an abusive father given the chance to make a new life for herself. One of Jacqueline Wilson's greatest works.

  • bakanekonomama
    2019-06-27 19:53

    Beberapa waktu yang lalu, ketika membeli martabak telur dengan ibu saya, saya bertemu dengan seorang anak lelaki yang mengatai kami "An**ng". Awalnya dia hanya ingin bermain, meskipun memang terlihat kalau dia cukup aktif dan rada caper. Saya sempat meladeni di awal, tapi ketika ia mulai mengucapkan kata-kata kasar itu, dan mulai ingin memukuli kami, saya pun menyingkir. Sang ibu yang ada di dekat sana segera mendekat dan menyentil mulut si anak. Menjadi orang tua memang tidak mudah, apalagi seorang anak tidak lahirkan dengan buku panduan (hal yang sering dikeluhkan orang tua, untuk menggambarkan sulitnya mengasuh anak). Namun kalau dibalik, bukankah tidak semua orang tua juga memiliki kelayakan sebagai orang tua? Apakah ketika mereka mengucapkan akad, atau janji pernikahan, atau apapun itu, mereka telah mengantongi sertifikat atau ijazah yang menyatakan bahwa "Anda sudah layak menjadi orang tua, sekarang Anda boleh menikah"? Sedih rasanya, ketika melihat orang tua yang menelantarkan anaknya. Padahal, anak adalah titipan dari Tuhan, yang nanti akan dimintai pertanggungjawabannya. Memang banyak orang yang hanya siap untuk bereproduksi, tapi tidak siap menjadi orang tua. Bagi saya, dua kata itu beda sekali maknanya. Melahirkan anak mungkin lebih mudah daripada menjadi orang tua, karena menjadi orang tua membawa konsekuensi seumur hidup. Menjadi orang tua tidak hanya berarti harus menyiapkan materi, tapi juga mental, dan ilmu. Ironis sekali melihat ibu yang dengan mudah membuang bayinya, ayah yang begitu ringan tangan kepada anaknya, atau orang tua yang menghancurkan masa depan anaknya.Sayangnya, jika orang tua bisa "memaksa" anaknya agar menjadi seperti keinginannya, anak tidak bisa memilih ingin memiliki orang tua yang seperti apa. Mereka tidak bisa memilih ingin memiliki ibu yang pandai memasak dan baik hati bak ibu peri. Mereka juga tidak bisa menghindar dari takdir jika memiliki ayah yang pemabuk, tukang marah, dan ringan tangan. Salah satu anak yang tidak beruntung itu adalah Jayni, yang memiliki ayah yang begitu ringan tangan dan gemar memukul ibunya. Suatu hari, ibu Jayni yang baru saja menang lotere memutuskan bahwa mereka harus kabur, setelah melihat suaminya mulai berani memukul putrinya. Nikki, ibu Jayni, yakin bahwa sekali ia melakukannya maka suaminya akan memukul putrinya lagi nanti.Akhirnya mereka bertiga pun kabur, Nikki, Jayni, dan adik lelaki Jayni, Kenny. Mereka pergi jauh, menuju London. Dengan uang yang banyak hasil menang lotere, mereka bertiga bisa hidup di hotel dan bersenang-senang setiap hari. Namun Jayni menyadarkan ibunya, bahwa mereka tidak bisa seperti itu selamanya. Akhirnya berkat bantuan sebuah lembaga sosial, mereka bertiga menemukan tempat tinggal, yang meskipun sempit, tapi milik mereka sepenuhnya.Agar tidak bisa dilacak oleh suaminya, Nikki pun mengubah namanya. Ia menggunakan nama Victoria Luck, karena ia penggemar Posh Spice Girls, termasuk memiliki sebuah fantasi liar bahwa suatu saat akan ada pemuda tampan dan kaya raya yang bersedia membawa dirinya dan kedua anaknya keluar dari segala malapetaka, dan mereka bisa hidup berbahagia selamanya. Ya, ibu Jayni ini memang agak tidak bisa diandalkan. Ia begitu bergantung pada suaminya, dan tidak memiliki keahlian tertentu, selain berpose karena dulunya dia adalah model pakaian renang. Pemikiran dia juga dangkal, yang berkali-kali membuat dirinya menderita sendiri, bahkan kemudian membuat anak-anaknya, terutama Jayni, menderita. Nikki memilih nama keluarga Luck, karena ia menganggap dirinya adalah Dewi Fortuna. Atau mungkin ia hanya ingin memberikan semangat pada dirinya, yang memulai kehidupan baru di tempat antah berantah bersama anak-anaknya.Jayni mengubah namanya menjadi Lola Rose. Sebuah nama klasik yang disukainya. Namanya sendiri agak aneh dan terdengar seperti nama orang India, karena nama itu merupakan gabungan nama dari kedua orangtuanya, Jay dan Nikki. Sayangnya bagi Jayni, Jay ayahnya yang dulu penuh kasih sayang itu sudah hilang. Berganti dengan sosok yang dibencinya, karena gemar memukul ibunya, dan membuatnya tidak memiliki teman di sekolah, karena ayahnya pernah masuk penjara dan ribut dengan salah satu ayah temannya. Jayni adalah seorang anak yang sifatnya sangat dewasa. Mungkin karena ibunya nggak bisa diandalkan, dan lebih sering menggali kuburnya dan anak-anaknya sendiri, jadi Jayni-lah yang harus menjadi pengingat bagi sang ibu. Misalnya saja ketika ibunya menang lotere, Jayni-lah yang memaksa ibunya untuk merahasiakan hal itu dari ayahnya. Soalnya, kalo ayahnya tahu, uang itu pasti akan habis di bisnis nggak jelas (yang gagal terus), di meja judi, atau untuk minuman keras. Tapi akhirnya ibunya nggak tahan juga dan cerita ke ayahnya, hingga ujung-ujungnya Jayni kena pukul ayahnya.Setelah berubah jadi Lola Rose, ia bertekad untuk mengubah kehidupannya. Ia bukanlah Jayni yang penakut, tapi Lola Rose yang pemberani dan siap menghadapi apapun. Ia bertekad untuk nggak takut, meski Mom sering pulang malam karena bekerja di pub dekat tempat tinggal mereka. Tapi bagaimanapun ia tetaplah seorang anak yang menjelang remaja, yang membutuhkan ibunya. Ia juga sempat marah ketika Victoria memutuskan untuk membawa pacarnya, seorang lelaki yang jauh lebih muda dari dirinya, untuk tinggal di rumah. Padahal rumah mereka sempit dan hanya punya satu kamar saja. Aduuh... Nggak tahan deh pokoknya sama kelakuan ibunya Jayni eh Lola Rose ini.Kehidupan Lola Rose tambah berat ketika ibunya sakit, dan harus dirawat di rumah sakit. Meski dia berusaha untuk tegar demi ibu dan adiknya, si Kenny yang berubah nama jadi Kendall. Saya nggak suka sama sosok adiknya Jayni ini, karena meskipun dia masih kecil (mungkin 4-5 tahunan), tapi dia menganggap ayahnya pahlawan dan ibunyalah yang salah hingga pantas untuk dipukul... -___- Ini nggak tau deh gimana pengasuhan orang tuanya. Harusnya si Kenny kan lebih deket sama ibu dan kakaknya, tapi ternyata posisi si ayah yang cuma kadang-kadang nongol (soalnya kan pernah di penjara, terus suka bepergian ke luar kota juga ikut bisnis ga jelas), berhasil memengaruhi otaknya sedemikian rupa. Beuh... Ya tau sih dia masih kecil, tapi saya nggak bisa aja menyukai sosok si Kenny ini, karena meskipun mereka sudah kabur sama-sama dan melalui hal berat bersama, kayaknya si Kenny nggak terhubung terlalu kuat dengan ibu dan kakak perempuannya -___-Satu sosok yang saya suka dari cerita ini adalah Bibi Barbara. Si bibi ini keren banget, karena dia selalu punya solusi atas segala masalah. Dia juga begitu percaya diri, meski fisiknya sering dianggap tidak sempurna oleh banyak orang. Tapi karena sulit menceritakan dia tanpa memberikan spoiler untuk cerita ini, jadi udah deh, saya berhenti saja menceritakan Bibi Barbara sampai disini saja. Biarlah Anda menemukan sendiri betapa kerennya Bibi Barbara, betapa tangguhnya Jayni alias Lola Rose, betapa dangkalnya sifat Victoria alias Nikki (dan bagaimana keputusan-keputusan yang dia ambil bikin saya kesel, karena nyusahin orang banyak), atau betapa bocahnya K ny alias Kendall....Secara keseluruhan saya suka dengan ceritanya, meski memang banyak hal yang membuat novel ini tidak cocok untuk anak-anak. Mungkin kalau dengan kultur Indonesia, novel ini lebih cocok dibaca anak SMA kali ya? Soalnya ada kata-kata kotor, adegan tinggal bareng, dan beberapa hal lainnya yang nggak cocok lah buat dibaca anak-anak. Pelajaran setelah baca novel ini adalah, jangan jadi orang tua yang menyengsarakan anak-anak yaa, Mom and Dad sekalian... Kasihan mereka, yang harusnya dilindungi malah justru terbalik harus melindungi. Dan yah, ada orang-orang yang ingin dan lebih pantas jadi orang tua, tapi justru nggak punya anak. Sedangkan orang-orang yang ceroboh, egois, dan menurut saya tidak layak justru diberi tanggung jawab berupa mengurus nyawa-nyawa kecil, yang kadang kehadirannya bahkan tidak direncanakan. Yah, kalau dunia ini dipenuhi oleh orang-orang yang sudah siap menjadi orang tua, bukan hanya siap bereproduksi saja, maka tidak akan ada anak-anak yang menderita di seluruh muka bumi ini, bukan?

  • Ira Book Lover
    2019-06-21 03:47

    Pikiran pertama saya setelah membaca buku ini adalah buku ini bukan buku anak-anak. Isinya sedikit…errr…kurang sopan untuk anak-anak. Mungkin buku ini cocok buat remaja yang tua-an dikit *halah*.Kali ini tokoh utama kita, Lola Rose, mempunyai Mum yang sangat cantik, mantan foto model dan punya Dad luar biasa tampan, mantan penyanyi rock. Tapi Mum sangat sembrono dan Dad suka memukul. Ketika Dad mulai berani memukul Lola Rose, Mum segera membawa kabur kedua anaknya.Berbekal uang hasil menang lotre, mereka bertiga memulai hidup baru. Tapi kesenangan mereka tidak berlangsung lama. Masalah-masalah mulai berdatangan. Kecantikan dan kesembronoan Mum mulai menimbulkan pertengkaran-pertengkaran kecil. Tapi Lola Rose, Kenny, dan Mum tetap saling menyayangi.Saat Mum sakit, Lola Rose benar-benar bingung. Untunglah dia ingat kalau mereka tidak sendiri. Lola Rose nekat menghubungi seseorang yang dia yakin tidak akan pernah disetujui oleh Mum.Untungnya juga Lola Rose bersikap dewasa sekaligus masih muda *eh*. Keputusan-keputusan yang diambilnya terbukti jauh lebih bijaksana dibandingkan keputusan-keputusan Mum.Daaan bagian yang paling berkesan bagi saya dari kisah Lola Rose ini adalah saat Lola Rose berkomunikasi dengan “Suara Bencana” khayalannya. Persis seperti saya saat kecil dulu. Dan mungkin seperti kalian juga. Tahu kan saat kita khawatir akan sesuatu, sering kali ada Suara Bencana yang bicara pada kita. Membisikkan kekhawatiran kepada kita sehingga ribuan kali lebih buruk. Terus Suara Bencana itu juga menantang kita untuk melakukan hal-hal konyol. Seperti Lola Rose yang berjalan sambil menghindari retakan di jalan. Berharap kalau dia berhasil maka apa yang dia khawatirkannya tidak terjadi.Dengan cara ini, Lola Rose berhasil menghadapi ketakutannya. Si Lola Rose ini takut sekali dengan hiu. Bahkan melihat hiu yang ada di akuarium raksasa pun dia takut. Tapi demi kesembuhan Mum, Lola Rose menantang Suara Bencana. Lola Rose memberitahukan sebuah cara kepada saya untuk menghadapi ketakutan sendiri.“Ini aku. Aku si sini. Lola Rose,” aku berbisik. “Aku mampu melakukannya. Aku bisa membalas tatapanmu. Kau bisa berenang melintas lagi berulang kali. Kau bisa membuka mulutmu yang mengerikan dan memamerkan semua gigimu padaku, tapi aku takkan beranjak. Aku akan tetap di sini menghadapi kalian selama satu jam penuh. Aku akan membuat ibuku sembuh, kalian tahu.”…Aku memerhatikan mereka, tiap kali mereka berenang melintas, jantungku berdebar keras dan keringat menitik di dahiku. Aku merasa mual, aku perlu ke toilet, aku tak bis berhenti gemetar—-tapi aku tetap di sana.Aku menghitung tiap detik sampai tiba pada angka 3.600. …Lola Rose hebaaaaat. Cara ini lumayan ampuh. Saya pernah takut sama cacing, tapi setelah saya lihat saja cacing itu menggeliat-geliat di tanah selama satu jam, ternyata tidak apa-apa yah *hahhhahh*Oh ya, saya sempat terharu saat Lola Rose dan Kenny mengunjungi ibu mereka di rumah sakit. So sweet sekaligus lucu. Saya juga suka dengan ending-nya. Dan tokoh favorit saya adalah Bibi Barbara. Keren banget deh. Bibi Barbara ini pemaaf, bijak, lucu, percaya diri dan jago bela diri. Tipe bibi yang ideal deh. Dan kemunculannya menyelesaikan hampir semua masalah Lola Rose.At last, rating saya untuk novel ini adalah 5 dari 5 bintang. Jangan terlalu percaya. Soalnya saya selalu memberi rating full untuk buku-buku Jacqueline Wilson. Karena alasan tertentu, bisa membaca buku-buku beliau itu, seperti dream comes true bagi saya. So, it was amazing :D

  • Michaela Johnson-
    2019-06-06 02:04

    ‘Lola Rose’ by Jacqueline Wilson is the story of a young girl who has to run away to London with her mum and her little brother, in hope that her dad will not find them.Jayni Fenton is a young girl that has confidence issues, she has trouble making friends but this all changes later on in the story when she moves to London and changes her name to ‘Lola Rose Luck’. In the beginning of the story Nikki (Jayni’s mum) wins £10000 on a scratch card, she decides it would be a nice idea to treat Jayni and Kenny. Before doing this Nikki decides that this should be kept a secret between the three of them. When Jay (Jayni’s dad) later finds out he lashes out hitting Nikki and Jayni, this is the last straw for Nikki and with that she decides to pack her things and leave in the middle of the night with her children.The trio take a train through the night to London where they decide in order to be safe from Jay they must change their identities. Nikki now Victoria Luck, Jayni now Lola Rose Luck and Kenny now Kendall Luck, believe that now that they are in London far away from their abusive husband/ father with £10000 they will be able to enjoy loads of adventures and live good. However this is not the case when Victoria starts to work nights at a pub and meets a new boyfriend, causing her to neglect her children. This forces Lola Rose to grow up quickly and take control of the situation. At first this is not a problem as she is used to looking after Kendall, but when money starts to run low and Victoria is diagnosed with cancer Lola Rose doesn’t know what else she can do to survive. This book focuses on family and love. Although Jacqueline Wilson makes it known that these things are not always perfect and problems do exist within them, she does it in a child friendly way so a person of a young age can understand and relate. Wilson does not want to give too much away when it comes to these topics but she does want her younger readers to be aware, so that if they happen to be dealing with something similar they do not feel alone. An example of this in the story is when Victoria gets cancer and both Lola Rose and Kendall have to deal with it. I would say the recommended age for this particular book is children 10 and above, only because the emotions this book may bring out in younger children could possibly be too much. Further to this I would recommend that this book be available in the classroom for independent reading.

  • Emily (Mrs B's Books)
    2019-06-16 22:47

    It seems most of the Jacqueline Wilson's books are quite dark in the fact that there is abuse or something else going on that the eleven or twelve year old ends up being more of an adult than her parents.Jayni who calls herself Lola Rose after her mother flees from their father when instead of just hitting her mother he suddenly turns on the daughter.They head to London and although her mother is very loving and seems to love them very much she is also another selfish parent. She can't keep a proper job, brings a strange younger man into their lives and spends money like water slipping through her fingers.Lola-Rose spends most of her time looking after her younger brother Kenny (now Kendall), keeping him happy, taking him to and from school and when her mother goes into hospital looking after him by herself until their is no money or food left, upon she rings her auntie who she has never seen before.Again nothing can go right and we find her mum has Caner and her very large Auntie turns up and looks after everything. Both sisters squabble but it shows that even though they haven't seen each other for years they still love each other.Being a Jacqueline Wilson book we do get a HEA but of course there is lots of trouble along the way, with the girl feeling older and doing older things than she should be. A girl who is put in a situation far above her age range in which she has no option to cope.

  • Meg
    2019-06-04 01:04

    God it's been years since I've read this one. All the same I still liked it enough to pick it up again while doing a book purge of my singular bookshelf (trust me, I'm hoping to get another one). Anyway, I randomly picked it up and began reading. I forgot how much I loved this book when I first got it.The basic premise of the story is the story is that Jayni Fenton and her family get lucky and win the grand prize in the local scratchies. The prize is ten-thousand pounds, a massive sum to anyone, but especially to Jayni and her little brother Kenny. While this premise alone promises a fun little jaunt into the discovery that wealth doesn't equal happiness, Jacqueline Wilson presents us with a bitter-sweet journey about a family's escape from an abusive environment. Yep, you did read that right. Abusive. This is a book designed for tweens/teens that deals with an abusive relationship quite realistically. Jayni's dad beats on her mother over the slightest thing, then later apologises for it and promises never to do it again. Wilson manages to portray Jayni's reactions to this in an incredibly realistic way, as well as managing not to blame her mother for their situation.This is definitely a book for younger readers, tweens in particular. In fact, I'd reccomend any of Jacqueline Wilson's works to anyone with young children. She manages to deal with some very tricky issues in a way that is both optimistic and very realistic.

  • Abbeyo
    2019-06-26 01:07

    Lola Rose is a beautifully written book. It starts out with Jayni, plain, mousy, babyish and plump. She lives with her mum Nikki, little brother Kenny and abusive father, Jay. When one night Jay hits Jayni, Nikki won't have it. When Nikki wins the lottery of 10,000 pounds, they're off. After living in a hotel for a while, then getting a council flat, Jayni changes her name to Lola Rose, while Kenny morphs into Kendall and Nikki settles for Victoria. They also change their last name to Luck (to symbolise how lucky Victoria was when she won the lottery). But then Victoria gets breast cancer. Things start spinning out of control for Lola Rose and out of nowhere pops Barbara, Victoria's sister. She will take care of Lola Rose and Kendall.But what about Victoria?(No I will not give out spoilers)

  • Brittany Becht
    2019-06-11 00:06

    I decided to read Lola Rose because I have previously read and enjoyed many of Jacqueline Wilson's books. This story fits in to the 'A book with a female main character' category. I didn't really learn anything from the book because it wasn't very imformative but it did make me think alot about the way that Jayni and her family were treated by their dad. A character or setting in this book that was interesting to me was Nicki/Lady Luck as she was really naive and made some bad decisions but tried her hardest to change them to good decisions. I like this book because there was always something going on which kept me wanting to read more. It covered different emotions too.

  • Ayesha
    2019-06-16 02:03

    I liked this book, it was a really great read. This book shows the life of a young teenager, whose life changes forever.Lola Rose, whose original name was Jayni,and her mother and brother are running away from her father, who has tried to beat Lola's mother up on more than one occasion.This started their whole new life.With the help of lots of money they won from the lottery, the family run away and buy a home,start a new school and make new friends. But, what if their dad ever found them...what would happen then? Would their new life be destroyed? Read this to find out!

  • Vanessa Alexandra
    2019-06-10 00:39

    I cried when I read this book:( The story is sad. Lola Rose-the false name-is a young girl that maybe we could call it broken home. Even if her parents didn't split up yet. But her Dad likes to hits her,and her Mum,not her little brother. He always yelled at them and always made bad situation. So,once day,they run away from him. They use false names, they run away to London,hoping he never found them. But then,they had crisis economy,Lola's mum got breast cancer,and she also had new boyfriend. And the worst part,Dad found them! What should they do? Run away or.. stay with him again?

  • Shannon
    2019-06-07 22:57

    Lola Rose is about a girl called Jayni. Her father abuses her mom (her name is Nikki) and then goes for Jayni too! Thats when they decide to get a new life far away from her dad. So Jayni, her mom and little Kenny (her little brother) pack up their things and leave in the middle of the night. They take a train to London. When they are at the hotel they decide to make up new names so their dad can't track them down. Jayni becomes the grown up confident Lola Rose, Mum becomes the posh Victoria, and Kenny becomes Kendall! Things look great till Mom has to be taken to the hospitial....

  • Chloe
    2019-06-20 00:04

    I haven't read Lola Rose in a while, but I'll give it a go.**Contains MODERATE spoilers**I enjoyed the plot of the book; however I think it's similar to Wilson's other book Cookie. There are some differences, of course; like how "Lola Rose"'s family have just won the lottery.I'm not saying the similarities are a BAD thing; it was an enjoyable book that I enjoyed. I think others would like it as well; it describes everything so vividly. Suitable for 9 - 14 year olds.

  • Lindsey
    2019-06-09 23:49

    I read this book originally at only 10 years old and now at 16 I would wholeheartedly re-read this book. The warnings I have to give to parents is abuse, cancer and one small mention off sex. It is one line and not blatant so it will probably go over a lot off kids heads. This book is very well written and the subject of the book is handled amazingly by Jacqueline. I read this at 10 but maybe its better suited at 12 depending on the kids maturity.

  • Alsie
    2019-06-21 22:40

    I still adore this book. I read this first as an intermediate schoolgirl, loved it and it was my favourite book, gotta say it still is. It's so real and raw, and I love Lola Rose/Jayni's character. Wilson writes Lola's worries about her mother's cancer so vividly, and it's wonderful. And Kenny is just such a cute little child, I wish I could hug him. :)

  • Resident Optimist
    2019-06-06 22:50

    I read this twice, once about 5 years ago and once again 2 years ago, both times I loved this book. It was interesting to see "Lola's" life change so dramatically and to follow her on her journey as it did so. This is one of my favourites of Wilson's stories, and recommend it for all pre-teens

  • Johara Almogbel
    2019-06-02 22:44

    I hate Jayni's mother. I don't get how a person can be this selfish in the face of people who love them. I'm probably not considering their point of view in it or their circumstances, but I really don't give a shit as they never consider anyone else but themselves, do they? So it's apt.

  • Sofia
    2019-06-19 19:38

    Re-read in 2012

  • Grace
    2019-06-04 23:06

    Good book

  • Isabel
    2019-06-01 22:39

    This was such a good book and I loved it. I think I read it in a week and that is very fast for me as I am a slow reader. The book shows how Lola feels about her father and mother. I love the way the book describes the mother. When I read it I felt sorry for Lola. Her father is Horrid and her mother is selfish. The book demonstrates how a 13 year old girl has to adjust to a new life. I would definitely recommend this book for everyone. Personally adults would enjoy it even though it is for children. It is probably one of the best books I have ever read!!