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Violet has always been in the shadow of her mesmerising, controlling brother Will, and when a shocking secret about Will's past is revealed, things get even worse. Violet retreats further into her own fantasy world, built around the fairy characters created by her favourite author, Casper Dream. The arrival of a new girl at school, Jasmine, seems like it might change Violet's life for the better. But is Jasmine a true friend? And will Violet ever manage to break free of Will's spell?show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 14mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B+W chapter heads t/o
  • 0440868548
  • 9780440868545
  • 40,704

About Jacqueline Wilson

JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade. 'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES. 'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY. 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' BOOKSELLER.show more

Review quote

"A magical tale: five stars" Mizz "Another beautifully written Jacqueline Wilson story" Reading Matters "This is the work of a true children's writing genius" The Good Book Guide "This is Wilson on top form, moving with ease between reality and fantasy, darkness and light" Books for Keeps "Another fantastic read from Jacqueline Wilson" Derby Evening Telegraphshow more

Review Text

"Another beautifully written Jacqueline Wilson story"show more

Back cover copy

I heard a clock chime far away. It was striking midnight. I looked out into the night and made my wish. Violet has got plenty to wish for: she wishes her brother, Will, would be kinder to her. She wishes she could hide the terrible secret that she has discovered about him. She wishes she had a real friend to confide in. And, most of all, she wishes she could meet her favourite author, Casper Dream. Violet can't help thinking that someone who creates such beautiful fairy stories would be able to conjure up a solution to her problems. 'A true children's writing genius' Good Book Guide A magical, atmospheric novel from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson - now with a new introduction by the author!show more

Rating details

4,920 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 26% (1,272)
4 31% (1,547)
3 30% (1,458)
2 10% (509)
1 3% (134)
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