Lily Alone by Jacqueline Wilson

Thursday, 17 February 2011
"Lily isn't home ALONE - but she wishes she was. Looking after her three younger siblings is a lot of responsibility.

When Mum goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend and leaves Lily, six year old twins Bliss and Baxter, and little sister Pixie on their own, Lily is determined to keep the family together and show they can cope without any grown-ups. But when she fears their secret is going to be discovered, she decides they need a safer hiding place. What could be better than to take all the little ones for a camping adventure in the park? Plenty of space to run about, no flat to tidy, and surely no chance anyone will guess they're there...



1. Make sure they eat three meals a day - and not just ice cream.

2. Keep clothes not too mucky.

3. Everyone must go to bed before midnight, especially Pixie.

4. Don't let them go to school in case they give away our secret...

5. Keep everyone safe till Mum comes back..."

Genre: Family relationships
Pages: 307
Cover Rating: 4/5
Recommended Age: 11+
Publisher: Random House
Rating: 5/5

Jacqueline Wilson is one of my favourite authors and when I heard of this book I instantly wanted it. Of course it did not disappoint, not one tiny bit. I knew I was reading a best seller as soon as I opened it.

Lily Alone follows the story of eleven year old, Lily Green who is left with her siblings when her Mum goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend, Gordon. I admire Lily for many reasons, one of them being the lengths she takes to feed her family. Another character who I like - I actually like all of her siblings - is Bliss. She is really shy and obedient and helps Lily out a lot.

I found this book a very emotional read, one which made me appreciate just how much I had. It isn't all sad though, you will find some funny parts in it - especially if Baxter is there! I can't describe how much I loved this book, it was FANTASTIC!!!

Rachel xx :)

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  1. OMG I have to read this! Your so lucky :) great review!

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  3. I love all book of Jacqueline Wilson. But I have never read the English one.
    yeah, most of her books in my shelf have been translated to Indonesian.
    I wish one day I can have it.

    This is the newest one of hers, isn't it?
    If I cant read the English copy, I hope the local publisher will buy the right of this book also.

  4. I haven't read any Jacqueline Wilson yet but I hear she's amazing! Great Review :)

  5. This looks like a wonderful book. I haven't read any of Jacqueline Wilson's books yet but I definitely will start with this one! Thanks for the post.

    1. same i will definitely start reading jacqueline wilson books everyone says they are amazing books so i am going to start

    2. hi i absoulotley love this book espeically when their mum turns up in the hospital its one of m favourite books by jaqiuline

  6. I love Jacqueline Wilson, but I haven't read many of her books lately. This one looks incredible, and seeing how much you loved it, I wanna read it now!
    Brilliant review!

  7. Cliona: Thank you! :o)
    Kero: I have stopped by your blog and I love it :o)
    Aleetha: Yeah this is her new one. You should really read it! It's great :o)
    Brittany: You should really read her! Some of her books are my favourites :o)
    Kathy@bookskidslike: Your welcome for the review. Jacqueline Wilson is fab so if you start reading some of her books you won't regret it :o)
    TheBookAddictedGirl: Thank you! You should really read this :o)

    Thanks for commenting everybody! :D

  8. what quote typifies Lilly Green?

  9. Oh... I'm not sure, maybe "I didn't want to be the eldest any more, looking after everyone. I seemed to do that even when Mum was around. I wanted someone to look after me."

    I think this one is good because it shows how vulnerable and scared Lily is but also how she loves her siblings but can't look after them properly. :o)

  10. I love Jaquline Wilson books i have read everone of them even Mark spark and telivision rose

  11. OMG! The coolest book in the world. It should be recommended to ten and up. But who cares all I know is I spent a day reading it and I cryer at the end. Hard core awesome

  12. OMG I am doing a book review on this and i love your posts!

  13. Jacqueline Wilson is kinda amazin anyway she's my aunt I have all Her books except lily alone cuz she told me she would get it after her trip to Venice but actually she forgot ...
    Aunt Wilson (I call her that) she's the best aunt because of her I got a chance to go on the red carpet !! I love her books and if aunt Wilson ur reading I love u and ur books and how is uncle wilson ok auntie I MISS U AND UNCLE TOO

  14. lily alone is the best book ever!!!!!it was the the first book i read from jaqueline wilson and i think its the best!!!!xxx read it!!

  15. i have just finished reading this book it is awsom i love this book how much i love this book that eeven if i read it 10 times i will never be bored of this book

  16. WooW!! I really like this review, and absolutly LOVE the book!!! Its AMAZING!! It is definetly a MUST read! :)

  17. This book is totally amazing! I've just finshed reading it and want to sstart all over agian.
    whoever hasn't read it must read it now!

  18. SO COOL. This book is the tops.

  19. jaqueline wilson is one of my most favourite authors( in fact i think she's my no.1!!) i love her books and i love your reviews rachel. Lily Alone is one of the best books i read i cant have favourites because everytime i read another book from jaueline it fills me with inspiration i wish i could meet her but Lily Akone is AWESOME!!!!

  20. this really is an AMAZING book, it is sad and exciting, I would recommend 4 and a 1/2 out of 5 it really is a good book!

  21. This is the only book by her i have to read ugg y wont my mam buy it for me

  22. Lily Alone is a heartwarming book about a family who gets broken apart. Lily always wanted to be alone but she soon finds out that being alone isn't always so great. Their mum leaves Baxter, Bliss, Pixie and Lily all on their own with no one. Should someone be there? Maybe. Maybe not. Another great book from Jacqueline Wilson.

    P.S. Some more great books from Jacqueline Wilson are My sister Jodie, cookie and four children and it. Get them now!

    P.P.S. Are any of you signed up to Jacqueline Wilson's fan site? I am! Go to and create a profile. If you scroll down to the very bottom of the page and click on the contact us button you can email Jacqueline! I emailed her a book that I wrote and she replied back! OH MY GOD! I totally freaked out!

  23. read it
    borrowed it


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