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Suitable for 12 - 14 years

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When Jayni, her mum and little brother Kenny run away from her violent dad, they decide it’s time to live the way they want to, for a change. So Jayni transforms herself into fabulous, glamorous Lola Rose – an exotic girl based on the stories she reads in magazines. But Lola’s new life isn’t quite as perfect as her new name. And when things get tough and mum goes into hospital, will Jayni manage to be as grown-up as Lola? A warm, funny and moving story which explores real-life themes of domestic violence and escape.

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Catalogue number

447 in UK Summer 2020






Corgi Childrens

Date published

March 1st, 2007

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.0; Upper years; 9.0 points

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  • 288 pages


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  1. Avatar cleopatra 761742

    on 24 September 2015

    I fell so bad for jayni. I couldn’t imagine having a dad like that!

  2. Ef owl thumb 8

    on 7 July 2015


    5out of 5
  3. Clarice thumb 136

    on 13 November 2014

    I thought it was very touching and beautifully written. Yet again a wonderful masterpiece from an amazing author

    5out of 5
  4. Goldie 113308

    on 30 October 2014

    I love this book it is very tragic.It is very intriguing Lola Rose goes through a lot.

  5. Hayley 113303

    on 6 October 2014

    i realy loved as it was from my favrouite author so yeah lol

    1out of 5
  6. Hayley 113303

    on 4 July 2014

    This book is the most AMAZING book ever! I really loved it and I recommend everyone to read it because you’ll love it!

    5out of 5
  7. Love stargirl 113412

    on 9 March 2014

    I thought the book was absolutely superb! if you haven’t read it yet then please do.

    5out of 5
  8. Storm 113293

    on 9 March 2014

    Im happy they had some cash when Jayni’s mum won £10,000 and they could get away from their dad!

  9. Default avatar

    on 9 March 2014

    This book, was amazing I loved it and this is my favourite.

  10. Default avatar

    on 8 March 2014

    its good

  11. Abigail 113288

    on 7 March 2014

    Jayni and her mum and her little brother kenny, ran away from home far, far, far away from their dad. Things are going well when Jayni and Kenny’s Mum gets very ill and that’s not their toughest problem. Will their Dad ever find them in their New home…..

    4out of 5
  12. Avatar owl 761790

    on 5 March 2014

    Jayni is living in some council flats, they are always strapped for cash until one day Jayni’s mum Nikki wins £10,000 on the lottery. Jayni, Nikki and little brother Kenny have to run away when her dad becomes violent and lashes out at them. I found this book very good. Sometimes scary and sometimes joyful, you never know what is going to happen next.

  13. Abigail 113288

    on 1 January 2014

    I loved this book! ♡♥♡♥♡♥ 5 stars! ☆★☆★☆

    5out of 5
  14. Pearl 113298

    on 23 December 2013

    If i had to recommend a book it would be this one.it sets lots of different emotions and is overall a fantastic book

    5out of 5
  15. Hayley 113303

    on 28 November 2013

    You may think Lola Rose is just another book about family problems and love and kisses, but once you read the first couple of chapters you get what this book is really about. I do like this book, even though in some parts the plot could become quite boring and predictable. It’s not my favourite Jacqueline Wilson book, but overall it’s a great book, touching, action-packed and beautifully written. Lola Rose (or Jayni) is one of my favourite characters in the book, as she is so brave and creative, with her fab scrapbook.

    4out of 5
  16. Hayley 113303

    on 5 November 2013

    This book was really good one of the best Jacqueline Wilson books I have read!

    3out of 5
  17. Abigail 113288

    on 10 October 2013

    This book was great and it’s one of my favourite Jacqueline Wilson books

    5out of 5
  18. Petula 113689

    on 5 September 2013

    It was a good book I enjoyed it I liked Jayni oops I meant Lola rose lovely description and lovely story line. Did you know? I done race life to help get rid of cancer the mom in the story got cancer! I love Jacqueline Wilson books I love her books. She is a good author I’d recommend

    Remember check out my page! LOL!!! :-)

    5out of 5
  19. Bellasara 113282

    on 30 August 2013

    I’m still reading it but so far its good….. Its about a girl called Jayni who has a farther (JAY). Her dad hits and punches her mum(NIKKI). When he hits Jayni fotr the first time they fled with her brother Kenny to london while he was out drinking. They change their names…..Jayni becomes Lola rose, Nkki becomes Victoria and Kenny becomes Kendal. I reccomend it for older children atleast over 9. Her mum gets a lump and goes to hospital so Jayni has to act more grown up than she is….,..Its a amazing book but i I dont think its reccomendeed for small children…...

  20. Default avatar

    on 17 August 2013

    Great book i enjoy reading all books written by jacqueline Wilson!

    5out of 5
  21. Pearl 113298

    on 5 July 2013

    ive just won this book in school for attendance and im addicted already I love jakoline wilson

    5out of 5
  22. Goldie 113308

    on 7 April 2013

    I am reading this book and it is so good when Kendall(Kenny)tries to tell her mum Victoria(Nikki)to bye it and when Lola rose (Jayni)gets in a big sulk and ….. .....

    thanks for reading (=

  23. Gruffalo 113679

    on 9 March 2013

    Jacqueline Wilson is THE author to go to when looking for a good book for young girls, this is a perfect example.

  24. Petula 113689

    on 7 March 2013

    Really Good!

  25. Pearl 113298

    on 7 March 2013

    really good book! i love jacqueline wilson a lot! she is one of my favourite authors. this book 5/5

  26. Avatar owl 761790

    on 7 March 2013

    its a good book

    1out of 5
  27. Fairy thumb 11

    on 6 March 2013

    This book is one of the best books I`ve ever read, its a bit sad but I totally loved it!. I would recommend this to any teen 10/10 <3

    5out of 5
  28. Bellasara 113282

    on 6 March 2013

    This book might make you cry a bit, but it’s worth it. You get a happy ending in the end.

    5out of 5
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    on 5 March 2013


  30. Jane blonde 113694

    on 4 March 2013

    i would like to read it

  31. Avatar lion 761782

    on 4 March 2013

    Another story by Jacqueline Wilson that makes you feel so sad at the start but at the end you get a real happy ending

  32. Stargirl 113407

    on 4 March 2013

    great book. i love jayni

    5out of 5
  33. Hayley 113303

    on 4 March 2013

    I loved this book even after it made me cry I thunk this book was great because it tackled real life situations with the dad hiting the mum and them running away some of the book was abit unrealistic but still a good book

  34. Stargirl 113407

    on 4 March 2013

    it is such a grate book i love the part when aunty barbra came :)

    5out of 5
  35. Love stargirl 113412

    on 14 October 2012

    Very funny but extremely sad at times. I love the whole twist to the story, keeps you guessing.

  36. Evie 113313

    on 13 October 2012

    this is the best book Ive read except for Lilly alone it’s very amazing you cnt stop reading after you read on sentence.

    5out of 5
  37. Hayley 113303

    on 24 September 2012

    My friend has read this book and she sad it was GREAT! I Want to Buy the book Ive Look In 3 Librarys Around me and I cant find it! Where Are You Book!!!! : ))

  38. Avatar bat 761713

    on 1 July 2012

    Auntie Barbra is quite funny this book is not for young readers. I would say 12+

  39. Avatar bear 761721

    on 17 June 2012

    IT WAS AMAZING !!!!! I recommend this to people who like tragic tales and so on. :->

    5out of 5
  40. Avatar cat 761729

    on 6 May 2012

    very good I thoroughly enjoyed it!

    5out of 5
  41. Avatar lion 761782

    on 7 March 2012

    Jayni to Lola Rose! Really fun characters! * * * *!

  42. Petula 113689

    on 4 March 2012

    great characters in this book! jayni transforms into the incredible lola rose!

  43. Stargirl 113407

    on 1 March 2012

    Jayni, her brother Kenny and her mum have to run away from home, and invent new identities. Jayni transforms into Lola Rose, a girl based on magazines and stories she’s read. I would recommend this book as it is really interesting and very exciting!

  44. Evie 113313

    on 1 March 2012

    this is an adventrous book about lola and they run away but dont have money

    5out of 5
  45. Default avatar

    on 1 March 2012

    this is a book about running away and starting a whole new life. it includes high heels, a new dad and even a shark called george!

    5out of 5
  46. Hayley 113303

    on 10 November 2011

    This is my favourite book so i really think you should read this fantastic book

    5out of 5
  47. Default avatar

    on 5 October 2011

    Oh My God! i lovee this booooook soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo muchh!!! jayne who is later called Lola Rose and kellan or something and their mum victoria… Imagine winning a million pounds in real lifee!!! :)

    5out of 5
  48. Pearl 113298

    on 14 September 2011

    Absolutely loved this book!! Took it from library and has about 50 pages left to read when I had to take it back. My mum bought it for me and finished it in tears!!

    5out of 5
  49. Love stargirl 113412

    on 13 August 2011

    This is an amazing book! I think her mum’s a bit annoying, but she is Lola Rose is amazing!

    5out of 5
  50. Bellasara 113282

    on 6 July 2011

    Its a great book!

    5out of 5
  51. Fairy thumb 11

    on 2 July 2011

    i think it is an amazing book and jaculine has put lots of good detial in it i have this at home and i read it time and time again because it is so brilliant! AMAZING!

    5out of 5
  52. Evie 113313

    on 14 June 2011

    this is one of my favorite books. i love lola rose because she is responsible but so interesting too. her little brother made me laugh

    5out of 5
  53. Stargirl 113407

    on 2 June 2011

    read a millions times ! xxx

    5out of 5
  54. Avatar bear 761721

    on 11 May 2011

    Well what can I say? Although it is very sad this book has to be my favorite! It’s all about a girl called Jayni who runs away with her mum and brother, thats all I can tell you, you will have to read this brilliant book yourself. 10/10

    5out of 5
  55. Petula 113689

    on 19 March 2011

    brilliant and eciting

    5out of 5
  56. Lion 113522

    on 4 March 2011

    This book is wonderful , Lola rose is an amazing character this book is sooo beauiful it’s sad and times as well as happy.

  57. Bellasara 113282

    on 4 March 2011

    i got it in a pack along with dustbin baby and diamond girls its a very grown up book and i feel very grown up when i read it it is my fave Jackline Wilson book so far Kendall or Kenny is my fave charecter he is so cute! It’s funny when he gets a toy shark called George and has to get a George the 2nd lol

    great for older girls it’s exciting i give it 4 stars out of 5

    5out of 5
  58. Pearl 113298

    on 3 March 2011

    This is a truly brilliant read for older children as it touches on some rather upsetting but true subjects. Lola is telling the story from her point of view and it gives it a really good and true view of the whole situation. It is definitely a tear jerker but it does have some really happy and exiting moments! I would definitely recommend this book to any Jackie readers aged about 10+

  59. Abigail 113288

    on 3 March 2011

    I loved this book as it keeps surprising you all the way to the end!

    5out of 5