Recently Olivia was sent a copy of Rent a Bridesmaid for a book review. As she has been getting into reading more lately she has discovered a love for Jacqueline Wilson so I knew she wouldn’t want to put this one down. And put it down she hasn’t. Taking it with her to my sisters, she chose to read rather than play dolls with her 3 year old cousin, completely unheard of and my sister nearly phoned an ambulance! It was also her book to read in school. She took it in with her so she could read more at school instead of choosing one from the library. It’s safe to say it was a big hit. What was it that captured her imagination? Well read on for our Rent a Bridesmaid Book Review.
Rent a Bridesmaid Book Review.
by Jacqueline Wilson.
Tilly’s got a whole wardrobe full of bridesmaid’s dresses – a pale pink one, a blue one, even a red one with a soft white trim. The only problem is, they’re all in her imagination. In real life, it’s Tilly’s best friend Matty who has the beautiful pink dress to wear at the perfect white wedding. Tilly can’t help being a teeny tiny bit jealous – more than anything in the world, she would love to be a bridesmaid at her own mum and dad’s wedding. But that isn’t going happen. In fact, Tilly’s worried she’s never going to get to be a bridesmaid. So, she decides to take matters into her own hands – and offers her bridesmaid’s services up for hire . . .
Sounds fun right! For me at moment I have to say the artwork can be make or break for getting Olivia to read any book. This cover definitely appealed to her girly side, she is the girl who does judge a book by it’s cover so before we even opened up the pages it was a winner. But did the words live up to the illustrations?
I love that Olivia loves these types of books now. I have no issue with her reading them as I know they are suitable for her age range (9-11) and Jacqueline Wilson is right up there for me even I enjoyed it! Well I couldn’t not have a quick peek inside could I for review purposes only of course. She is a truly fabulous storyteller and Rent a Bridesmaid didn’t disappoint. I personally think that there is more than a little bit of Tilly in Olivia and this helped her to identify with the character and increase it’s appeal.
What did Olivia think? I loved this book it was really easy to read and even though I thought it would be long (its over 380 pages) I enjoyed reading it so it didn’t feel like it was a long book at all. I got so excited when Tilly was asked to be a bridesmaid but it didn’t go smoothly (no spoilers please). There are some funny bits and some sad bits but I just wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen next, even when mum told me to put it down and go to sleep!
So there we go, from the mouths of babes. A must read for any Jacqueline Wilson fan according to Olivia. Has your child, or you, read Rent a Bridesmaid yet? What is your verdict?
Rent a Bridesmaid is available to buy now (from £6 on Amazon for hardback, £6.99 in paperback and £8 on Kindle)