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Double Act

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Double Act is about 2 twins and there mum died when they where little and they live with their dad and Nan. It was published in 1995, co-illustrated by Sue Heap and Nick Sharratt, and it won both the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (ages 9–11 years and overall) and the Red House Children's Book Award. This book is a great read for upper KS2 children, and I think that it is something that is better enjoyed as an independent read as opposed to a class book.

After making friends with someone she previously considered rather a bully, Ruby starts to realise that she and Garnet do not need to be the same, and do not have to do the same things, to be happy. I remember reading this book myself as a child, it was one of the early Jacqueline Wilson books and one which I re-read countless times!Adaptable for use by casts with a few as 6 or as many as 30 members and offering staging opportunities from the simplest to the most sophisticated designs, this script is ideal for use in drama groups, English lessons and school plays. Both Ruby and Garnet annoyed me in a way because some of their character traits were a bit too strong.

After undertaking a tour and doing various tests its found that ruby did not get the scolarship but it was infact garnet that did. I imagine it is something that to an 11 year old probably feels like one of the biggest things that has happened to them and this book covered that subject in a realistic way. Thank to the entire family Ruby, the strong character decided to change "the book" to a Memorandum where she realize that her sister do not need to be the same, and consequently they do not have to do the same things, to be happy. Oh, what I will read in the chase for that elusive and dubious honour of having read all the BBC's Big Read books. At this point in the novel, Garnet is no longer narrating- Ruby has changed the "book" to a Memorandum, which she continues writing in until the end of the book.Although they are very different in how they dress and how they think they support each other and have been through a great deal together. Wilson is an expert at creating realistic characters and is probably the closest thing you can get to actual being inside a child's mind yourself.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.And gradually, they find that being the same isn’t the same anymore… This moving, skilfully-told story of family and identity vividly shows the struggles that children, and twins in particular, can face in embracing their own individuality and potential for change. After making friends with someone she previously considered rather a bully, Ruby starts to realize that she and Garnet don't need to be the same, and don't have to do the same things, to be happy. The storyline was, as I said, predictable, but I am not a pre-teen and so in that context the predictability doesn’t matter. Ruby and Garnet end up moving with Rose and their father which neither of the twins is happy about, but everything around them is changing maybe it would be better if they stopped being such a double act. What I didn’t like about this book: I felt that there was maybe too many issues being addressed in this book: the death of their mother at a young age, leaving their grandmother, their friends and school to move somewhere new and their Dad meeting someone new and moving in with her.

This time Ruby does all the talking because she thinks that garnet will screw things up but when they get a letter from the headmistress they come to know that Garnet is selected for her writing skills which portrayed maturity. Ruby and Garnet are identical twins who do everything together, they are ten year old living with their father and grandmother, unfortunately their mother Opal is died. Their enemy is Rose, the new girlfriend of their father, but over the time they will change their mind. Ruby and Garnet hate the idea, that means that they will have to change schools and they will have to live with Rose. Jacqueline Wilson's hugely popular book, DOUBLE ACT, told the story of identical twins Ruby and Garnet - fun, sparky, extremely close but incredibly different.tapi agak cemas juga dengan penjelasan kenapa ayah mereka sudah tinggal serumah dengan pacarnya padahal belum menikah. As the first could lead to a revenge attack involving the twins switching places during a prison visit sometime in a blissfully unaware future, the second option is tidier and ties up all loose ends. From the beginning we learn that he spends his time filling the entire house with books, knowing full well that his mother-in-law has arthritis and finds it hard to get around.

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