Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Book Review - The Butterfly Club by Jacqueline Wilson

I've been a massive fan of Jacqueline Wilson since I was little and spent hours reading Double Act, Illustrated Mum, The Suitcase Kid and Girls In Love to name just a few. When the opportunity came up to review Jacqueline's 101st book 'The Butterfly Club' I knew I just had to do it!

It was like being transformed back into my childhood, everything was perfect. The characters are believable and life like, the plot has a gorgeous twist and you even get reunited with some old friends which was an unexpected treat that I totally adored.

I loved that Jacqueline wrote it because of her fascination with siblings as she (like me) grew up as an only child and always wanted to be a twin. So with that in mind this book is written about triplets! 

Tina, Maddie and Phil who would have all been identical but Tina was born a lot smaller and with a heart defect. Tina's health has always been a bit fragile and not much has changed now they are finally 7 and going into year 3. 
The triplets scary new teacher Miss Lovejoy will be teaching them and if that isn't enough to make the girls tremble in their school uniform, Miss Lovejoy insists the girls must sit separately in class. Just to add another layer of fear, poor little Tina gets sat next to the most fierce girl in their class, Selma! 
Tina has to learn to stand up for herself and by the end she and Selma have overcome their differences and not only become friends but best friends.

The Butterfly club is a gorgeous tale of differences being overcome by common ground and in this story of self confidence and growth it's all thanks to Miss Lovejoy encouraging them to start a butterfly garden in the school grounds.

With mishaps, funny moments and a lovely ending this truly is another amazing book from Jacqueline Wilson, for children and adults alike.

I know I will always love reading Jacqueline Wilson and even as I edge closer to my 30's I will never grow too old to enjoy another story!

You can find the book on Amazon as a hard copy and as an eBook.
Why not watch the trailer and Jaqueline introducing the book herself?

You can keep up to date with Jacqueline on twitter @FansofJWilson or via Penguin Random House @RHKidsUK

What's your all time fave Jacqueline Wilson Book?
Until next time,

* I would like to thank Penguin Random House for sending a copy of 'The Butterfly Club' to review. As always views are 100% my own.



  1. She's an amazing writer. I used to be a teacher and one of the books we covered was The Suitcase Kid. Was always a class favourite.


  2. I'm currently ready billy and me by Giovanna fletcher its great

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