The Suitcase Kid

“When my parents split up they didn’t know what to do with me. My family always lived at Mulberry Cottage… But now, Mum lives with Bill the Baboon and his three kids. Dad lives with Carrie and her twins. And where do I live? I live out of a suitcase.”

Ever since her parents split up, Andy’s been a ‘suitcase kid’. One week at Mum’s, then one week with Dad’s new family. No one seems to realise it, but Andy feels completely lost. When will she find a home where she belongs? An honest, sad and funny story of family breakup – and getting through it.

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    The best though it is sad but in the end it’s such a happy ending

    11 May 2017

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    Very good read, it will help children whose parents have split up get through those kind of tough times, and even though my parents did not split up at all, it still helped me understand that I need to enjoy every moment and learn to love the life I am living. Andy also had to learn these things, and got a very special gift for coping so well with her problems: a half sister called Zoë. This book also has another very important lessons about friendships and how they don’t always and can’t always last forever, it shows that Andy’s old best friend couldn’t be her best friend forever and always. I like Paula and Graham, and the humour is fabulous! READ IT!!!

    31 March 2016

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    This book is so good .

    11 March 2016

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    This book was AMAZING ☆★☆★☆ Andrea’s toy rabbit Raddish, actually belongs to Jacqueline Wilson’s daughter, Emma. I would definitely recommend it for you.

    31 December 2015

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    Guest book ever!

    30 December 2015

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    Jacqueline Wilson

    Former Children’s Laureate Jacqueline Wilson is one of the UK’s best-known living children’s authors.


    Jacqueline has won loads of awards, including the prestigious Children’s Laureate 2005-2007, two British Book Awards Children’s Books of the Year for Girls in Tears and The Illustrated Mum, and the Guardian prize for The Illustrated Mum. In a poll to find the Nation’s Favourite Children’s Book Double Act was voted 10th and was the only contemporary title in the top ten.

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