Project Fairy: Discover a brand new magical adventure from Jacqueline Wilson

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Project Fairy: Discover a brand new magical adventure from Jacqueline Wilson

Project Fairy: Discover a brand new magical adventure from Jacqueline Wilson

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In the end, as a reward for caring for her, Bindweed grants a wish for Mab and she meets her father once again. When we first see Robin's group of five-year-old friends, a girl and a boy want him for a boyfriend. A magical, captivating story about fairies, families and friendship from the brilliant, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson. The fantasy element was equally lovely, with that typical Victorian twist present in all my favourite JW books.

There's no fat-shaming and fat-hatred either, but that might be because no one is described as being fat in 'Project Fairy'. 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. Except maybe for Mab's teacher Mrs Horsely, who is only described as old, but the illustration of her is plump and bulky, too. Huge fan of Jacqueline Wilson for the past 20 years, but sad to say this was one book I enjoyed a lot less.Mabs does encompass the same trademark features of most JW protagonists, with her pale skin and mousy hair and skinny legs, but that's probably to do with her own childhood and insecurities.

I have to say it was pretty disappointing as I quite enjoyed the start of it, showing Mabs' life of how she's bullied in school and all, but things got pretty boring once it got to the fairy part and the whole interaction between Mabs and Bindweed, as it just dragged on too much, focusing on the same scene of their conversation, no really progression or anything, as I was hoping there's be more of Mabs' school life and all, but the next few chapters seemed to just be focusing on the conversation between Mabs and Bindweed, and so was kinda boring. She went through family issues, foster care with her unstable typical JW mother and cheeky little brother. When her dad leaves her very early and gets a new family, Mab, her brother and her mother start to feel ill.The narrative is relevant and features current lingo and contemporary issues, I believe that any child would enjoy this book. I've read all her new books and absolutely adore Rachael Dean's illustrations, and this was no different for me.

At those times, the care system stoops in to look after the siblings, with her mother's recovery their main priority. Also, the actual plot was pretty good, I admired how Bindweed was gutsy and lively, energetic and although not the most likeable, Mab grows to be fond of her ‘pet’ fairy. In 2002 Jacqueline was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children’s Laureate. Mab, who initially wasn't interested in pink and "girly" things like fairies and was embarrassed by her mother's love of them, comes to see this, and appreciate her mum more later on.

JW's books have become so much more sensitive over the years, thinking from a different perspective to the books which perhaps most readers my age might remember.

The reveal later down the line that Mab's parents were never married is an offhanded, whatever remark. I enjoyed the up to date references and the attempt to include themes such as mental health struggles and bullying which I believe are important to vocalise for young people who are the intended audience. This book is absolutely beautiful, the one we have is a hardback and it has a very Jacqueline Wilson cover with the illustrations.

I didn't finish it because of this, 'cause I just simply couldn't get into it, which is a pity, 'cause I would've liked to. Their flat is full of fairy ornaments, tiny fairy furniture and they've even got fairy lights in the toilet. Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. After all these years, Jacqueline Wilson still has the power to captivate readers with her wonderful, emotionally charged books.

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