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Queenie

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by Jacqueline Wilson


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So far we have received 59 reviews of Queenie. You can read them below.

Chiara from Year 5, Montagu Academy:

This was a really good book. The plot was Elsie's mum works so
she has to live with her nannan. Elsie's nannan gets poorly
before going to the Queens Coranation. My favourite character
was Elsie because she is very helpful. The bit I enjoyed was
the end because it says they hope to go to the Kings
coranation.

Marks out of 10: 9

Sophie from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I loved this book. Everything in it was amazing. There were
some bits in it that i cried about ,but the end was amazing. My
favourite character is Elsie because she had an amazing
connection with Queenie.

I reccomend this book th anyone who loves heartwarming stories
like Queenie.

Marks out of 10: 10

Olivia from Year 8, Ash Hill Academy:

Recently i started to read queenie by jacquline wilson,this
book is a about a girl called elsie who lives with her nanna
and they are planning to go to buckhingham palace for the
queens coronation.when suddenly Elsies nanna and herself both
fall ill,so Elsie has to go to the childrens ward on the
hospital and thats where she meets queenie;the hospitals
majestic white cat.then after a while finally, Elsie is well
enough to leave hospital. But before she does, she has one very
special, very unexpected visitor.

i have only read a few chapters of this book and i couldnt
understand the way it was worded .To say this book is a book
from the primary list i think anyone younger than me would'nt
really understand it! But you might like it and you might not.

Marks out of 10: 5

Charlotte from Year 6, Hayfield Lane Primary School:

This book is a definate read even for younger readers. elsie
loves gran but when she has to go to hospital elsie wants to go
with her every step of the way but she can't because something
unexpected happens to stop them from being together around this
special event of Queen Elizibeths's coronation. It is a lovely
tale on their way to recovery and i mark this 10 out of 10

Marks out of 10: 10

ellie from Year 5, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

i like this book because it looks very fun an i like jaquline
wilson i think he is a goood writter i have all of the books
whart he has read.

Marks out of 10: 10

Beth from Year 6, Saltersgate Junior School:

It was brilliant, it made me smile and it made me cry, amazing
detail. EPIC!

My favourite character was Queenie beacause when Elsie felt
all alone, Queenie talked to her even though she was a cat.

I disliked this book a bit beacuse it was a bit waffley and did
dawdle a tiny bit.

I would reccomend this book because it is brilliant, amazing
and emotianal!

Marks out of 10: 9

from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

The reason i am rating queenie 10 out of 10 iis becouse i
love all oof jacquline's books it was the best one yet.

Marks out of 10: 10

hannah from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

this was a great book some bits were quite sad but others great
i wouold highly reccomend this book to the ages of 9+

Marks out of 10: 8

Shana from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

I loved this book I would highly recommend it as it gives
suspense when Elsies nanna gets poorly

Marks out of 10: 9

maggie from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I loved every minute of this book the ending was the best I
cried 2 times its that good. I recomend this book 100 percent
READ IT!!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

caitlin from Year 5, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

I do really want it because it looks awesome I want to know
what it is about? what charceters ? do you like the book.

Marks out of 10: 10

Natalie from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

It was quite a good book and it had happy parts and sad parts,I
know 1 sad part about the book when Elsies Grandma gets TB but
then a few weeks later Elsie also gets TB.Its a great book, but
it takes a while to read I would reccomend that this book is
sold to 7 and overs.

Marks out of 10: 9

Shannon from Year 8, Ash Hill Academy:

I loved this book. Everything in it was amazing. There were
some bits in it that i cried about ,but the end was amazing. I
was crying it was that good My
favourite character is Elsie because she had an amazing
connection with Queenie.

I reccomend this book th anyone who loves heartwarming stories
like Queenie.
This Book Inspired Me so much its unreal...
this book is FANSTASTIC.....!

Marks out of 10: 10

Tina from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is all about a girl whose Nan gets ill, also she gets
ill and gets put in a special hospital. I think this book is
amazing its a true story and can be heartbreaking.

Marks out of 10: 10

Cameron from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

I love this book it's so totes amaze ballz !!

Marks out of 10: 10

from Year 6, Balby Central Primary:

I loved this book it was my first book and I really enjoyed it
it made me cry on the last few pages

Marks out of 10: 10

Kiya-Emmi from Year 8, Ash Hill Academy:

This Book Is A Very Good Read
I Would Recomend This To People In Yr5 And Over As It Is A Very
Sad/Happy Book

Marks out of 10: 10

holly from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

it was okay but not my sort of book. her gran past away and
shwe has to cope by herself beause her mum works away. so she
gose to milter. i would reacomed this to 9 yar old

Marks out of 10: 7

mia from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

a little girl lives with her nan becouse her mom works away.but
her nan is not very well so she has to look after her self more
than normal.she has an uncle stanly who is really rich so talk
about there prensents in the past year.but one day she snuggles
up wih her nan but her nan says to go to her own bed so she was
really sad and shocked.when she woke up her nan was gone she
searched every where but there was no other soulution that she
had gone to work while she was un well.that very day a police
women came and said that her nan had coughed uo blood while at
work so was in the hospital she also asked how can we get in
touch with her mum she said she is working away so all you can
do is phone her.

Marks out of 10: 7

Millie from Year 7, Ash Hill Academy:

As every Jacqueline Wilson book is, her latest novel- Queenie-
is truly amazing. It really gives you an outlook of the life of
Elsie, who lives with her grandma. It also features a case of
bullying, where Elsie gets fustrated about people teasing her
about her social background. Even though she loves life at
home, things get bad when you find out that her nana has TB. It
brings tears to your eyes when she visits he grandma, saying
that everything that will be fine; when to be honest, Elsie
isn't sure herself. Elsie herself also gets diagnosed with TB
which leaves her in a childrens hospital with a lot of other
kids who are in the same condition as her.
Her mum, however, doesn't makes things better for her. As she
is an enteratiner and all around drama queen, this adds tension
to the story.
Overall, the novel is sad but entertaining and gripping for the
reader. It really deserves at 10 out of 10.

Marks out of 10: 10

Tyler from Year 6, Balby Street Primary School:

This book is about a little girl called Elsie whose mum has
gone away because of work so Elsie spends all of her time with
her nannan.My favourite part was when Elsie's mum went to see
her at the hospital.I didn't dislike anything about this book.I
would give the book 10 out of 10.The genre of this book is a
real life.

Marks out of 10: 10

Dominyka from Year 6, Balby Street Primary School:

I liked how Elsie cleans for her Nan when she is poorly.I don't
like it when Elsie's mum shouts at her. And I don't like the
part when Elsie's nan gets put in hospital.This book is really
good. If you like fantasy stories I recommend you read the
book.

Marks out of 10: 10

Ellie from Year 5, Balby Street Primary School:

This book is about a girl called Elsie whose mum goes to work
every day and one day Elsie's nannan gets poorly. I would
recommend this book to girls. I would give this book 10 out of
10 because it was interesting. In this bookn there was nothing
I didn't like about it.

Marks out of 10: 10

Abigail from Year 6, Balby Street Primary School:

Queenie is a very sad story because Elsie (the main character)
has to live with nannan then her nannan gets TB so her mum has
to come and live with her. It is a happy ending. My favourite
part was when Elsie met Queenie and when the queen came to
visit them and there was nothing I disliked about the book. I
would give it 10 out of 10.I would recommend this book to
people that like sad stories but happy endings. The genre of
this book is based on real life.

Marks out of 10: 10

from Year 5, Balby Street Primary School:

This book is about a little girl called Elsie. Her nan gets
put in hospital and her mum has to come off holday to look
after her. I liked the part when Elsie mackes her nan a card
with her teacher's special crayons. There was not one part off
the book I didn't like.If you like fairy tales I recommend you
read this book.

Marks out of 10: 10

Emily from Year 6, Saltersgate Junior School:

Queenie is amazing! Its about a young girl when her Nan gets
TB. She then finds out she has it too. Will Elsie and her Nan
ever get better? I love it. It is set on the 50's and Jaqueline
Wilson could not have wrote it any better!

Marks out of 10: 10

Erin from Year 6, St Peter's Catholic Primary School:

I rated this book as a 9 because:
It is a lovely story filled with hope and love
It is a warming novel
It includes animals
And it has the most determined girl ever in it!!!

Marks out of 10: 9

Grace from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

I thought that Queenie was an amazing book with an engaging
story line.
It was the first Jacqueline Wilson book i have ever read, and i
was pleasantly surprised. My favorite character in the book was
Elsie, due to the fact that her determination was strong enough
for her to get better physically and also mentally. I recommend
this book to anyone who enjoys stories with a happy ending.

Marks out of 10: 10

charlotte from Year 6, Southfield Primary:

I like this book because it keep's you on the edge of your
seat, thats why i would recamend it for 11 to a 15 year old. I
have rated this book a 10 out of 10 it keeps you wanting more
and more.

Marks out of 10: 10

Abigail from Year 6, Balby Central Primary:

i would rate this book ten out of ten besause i thought there
was more to it, however, the longest whale song was better.

Marks out of 10: 10

Esha from Year 6, St Peter's Catholic Primary School:

I have decided to give this book a mark of 10 out of 10 because
it is a very enjoyable,long story! To be honest,it is the best
jaqueline wilson book that i have ever read. The outline of the
story is:-

Elsie has to stay with her nan for a few weeks because her mum
is working away. As the days go by Elsie's nan begins to act
strangely and the story carries on from there.
This story is packed with love and adventures with a lot
of quality features in it. You should really read it!!!
The reason why i liked it is because it involves a lot of trust
and love. They're my type of books. I love it! I think you
should read this book called queenie because it is absolutely
amazing. I would reccomend this book for the ages from 10-14.
P.S:It is very long and it took me 2 weeks to read it and it
was so good that i couldn't put it down!!!
Thankyou!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Jessica from Year 6, Balby Central Primary:

i enjoyed this book very much it was quite sad at the end but i
still thought it was the best jacky book yet

Marks out of 10: 10

Elizabeth from Year 6, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is amazing. You will really love this if you like
books that are sad, heart-warming and realistic. It is about a
girl called Elsie but one day her life was turned upside down.
Then Elsie's mum comes into the picture and makes things
worse... I will definitely recommend this book to all ages.
The writing is amazing. This is a book which will mislead you
and then get you back on track. You think everything is getting
better but will Elsie get the happy ever after that she was
hoping for... ?

Marks out of 10: 10

Jasmine from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

It was an amazing book. I couldn't put it down. The book was a
little bit upsetting at the end. I cried just a little. My
favourite character is Elsie. She is the main character and
lives with her Nan. Her mom comes to visit them in their little
basement flat sometimes. Elsie got TB. If you want to know what
that is, get the book and...READ IT!!!! It is amazing. I would
highly recomend it for anyone.

Marks out of 10: 10

Neelam from Year 6, Bessacarr Primary School:

I think that queenie is a heartwarming story.the book is set in
1953 and lonely and imagintive little girl Elsie is waiting for
a magical day out with her nan, in london and she is going to
watch the amazing coranation.But unfortunatly it all goes
horribly wrong... Nan ends up in hospital with a life
threatining disease tubercolrosis.Who is going to look after
elsie who lives with her Nan?Will Elsie have to travel up to
london all by herself for the coranation?or will the new
mystery character be able to take her? I would recomend it a 9
yrs old.

Read it it and find out.

Marks out of 10: 10

Salena from Year 6, Branton St Wilfrid's Primary School:

I think Queenie is a really good book. I first got the book
because I heard it was about a magnificent white cat, and fell
in love with the book while reading it. I felt the fury
described in the book Elsie felt when her mother treated her in
a very daft way, and when Marilynn and Susan teased Elsie in
their dormless ways. I felt Elsie was a bit like me, I mean,
who DOESNT like cats? But Elsie and I shared a bond over our
creative and imagining minds.

Marks out of 10: 10

Abby from Year 10, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

Queenie was a lovely book that showed the strength bonds of
love can do, that the love one harbours for another can halt
the most bitter tears and can heal the most painful aches.

Queenie is about a girl called Elsie who is diagnosed with TB
soon after her nan is hospitalised with it. Elsie is stuck in a
hospital bed with her leg in a splint so she can't move it,
obviously this is terrifying for a young girl, which she is,
but she finds comfort in the Blyton's Ward cat, Queenie. A
fluffy white cat that sleeps besideElsie at night makes the
hospital stay a lot nicer, as does the hospital nurse, Nurse
Gabriel.

However, Elsie continues to worry about her nan's health and
whether or not she will survive the TB, especially after
recieving the new that her nan's lungs had to be collapsed
because of her chest TB. Also, her mother's disappearance to
Canada makes her hospital stay even worse as all the other
patient's parents visit them while Elsie lay alone.

My favourite character was Angus, another hospital patient who
was really nice and sweet to the others, well, he was when he
finally started talking, broke from his reverie by Elsie's
stories.

Though I did enjoy the book, I disliked how towards the end of
the story it seemed to go a lot faster and didn't go into much
detail.

I would recommend this book to primary school students,
particularly females as there isn't any action or fight scenes
and tends to revolve around the family ties and bonds.

Marks out of 10: 6

paige from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

its was very interesting and it was emotional most of the time
having her grandma in hospital and her mum is being really
horrible but i found it really good.

Marks out of 10: 8

Jessica-Lea from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

I thought this book was amazing. To be honest, I don't really
like cats that much, but this book was so hard to put down. I
read it with in 3 days because it was so interesting. Will
Elsie and her Nan get better before the Queen's Coronation, but
Elsie loved the hospital cat Queenie. Read Queenie to find out
:-P

Marks out of 10: 9

Shana from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

This book was my kind of book it was
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You'll find it good too:)

Marks out of 10: 9

Paige from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

i thought this book was absouloutly amazeballs it was just so
powerful i couldnt take it out of my sight until trhe story was
over. it was very emotional and sometimes i imagined what it
would be like if i was elise!!!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Naomi from Year 6, Balby Central Primary:

I think it was fun at the start but as you read on it starts to
go downhill. I will still rate it 5 because the 1st half was
interesting

Marks out of 10: 5

kirsty from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

I loved this book so much but it is quite sad but I love the
ending read this book honestly its amaze

Marks out of 10: 9

sara from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

I like this book because it is good and i like jacqueline
Wilson books. i like it wen she lives with he mum

Marks out of 10: 5

Dinah from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

This is the best book yet! Jacqueline is such a phenomenal
writer. Heartbreaking and remarkable, I rate this book 10/10. I
recommend everyone to read this.

Marks out of 10: 10

josie from Year 6, Saltersgate Junior School:

Queenie is absolutley AMAZING (no joke) I strongly recomened
this to year 5 and up defo!!!! You need to read this so much.

Who will look after Elsie when she is left all alone?

It's not a girly book at all so it is suitable for boys AND
girls so remember DONT JUDJE A BOOK BY ITS COVER.
Elsie gets TB apparently from a cow but Elsie's mother doesn't
belive her. She thinks that Elsie got it from her Nan... but
Elsie cannot belive that she did...

Marks out of 10: 10

from Year 8, Ash Hill Academy:

Queenie is a really enjoyable book and tells an amazing story.I
think most readers will like this book because it is quite easy
to follow ad understand.

Marks out of 10: 10

sara from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

I lake this book but it wos a bit borin i red 52 pagus it is
abowt a gule how livs wiv hur nan but her nan went to hastul
becouse of her axudunt sow the gul went to hur frends but
she did not wont to go ther so the plis tuk her to her mum

Marks out of 10: 3

sara from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

I lake this book but it wos a bit borin i red 52 pagus it is
abowt a gule how livs wiv hur nan but her nan went to hastul
becouse of her axudunt sow the gul went to hur frends but
she did not wont to go ther so the plis tuk her to her mum

Marks out of 10: 3

Sara from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

I like this book but it wos a bit borin. I read 52 pages it is
abowt a girl who lives with her nan. But her nan went to
hospital becouse of her accident so the girl went to her
frends but she did not wont to go there so the police took her
to her mum

Marks out of 10: 3

Jasmine S from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I love this book because its interesting and enjoyable. my
favourite part was when Ellie got to meet the queen. i would
recomend this book to anyone who loves heart-warming stories.
Please read it, it is amazing!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Daisey from Year 9, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I did like the book and it was heart renching and sad and happy
at the same time Not many books can make me cry but this one
did. Elsie really gets your heart she is so innocent and sweet
that she shouldn't have to live a life like this, thats why
shes my fav character. But, and theres always a but, I dont
like the style its written in, I think it should be in 3rd
person not from Elsie's piont of view. That is my only
criticism but otherwise its awesome and amazing 7/10.

Marks out of 10: 7

Mia from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

I did enjoy reading them but it was probably better for the
ages of 8-11 i didnt really enjoy it evan though i enjoy the
Jacqueline Wilsons books but this was not one of them.



I give it a 7!

Marks out of 10: 6

Martyna from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

I loved the book!It was so good I wanted to read more and
more!!!!!!I think children 10+ would enjoy this book very much!

Marks out of 10: 10

Sarah from Year 8, Ash Hill Academy:

The book was really enjoyable and had a great story. Although
it was sad at first, how they all got TB, in the end everything
worked out for all of them. I gave it an 8/10 because they
ended it too soon, not really telling us how or when nan got
better.

Marks out of 10: 8

Bethany from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

I really like ths book. I have read all of this book. I like
Jacqueline Wilson books because she is my favourite auther I
have read most of her books inluding tracy beaker and hetty
heather. I think this book could be read by all ages. Out of a
scale of 1 to 10 i would put it as a 10. I really enjoyed
reading this book.

Marks out of 10: 10

Anushree from Year 7:

This book is totally awesome!!!!! I've read this book about
20 times non stop!!!!!! But it is kinda sad

Marks out of 10: 10

from Year 8, Ash Hill Academy:

i really enjoyed this book its one of my favourite jacqueline
wilson books and i read alot of jacqueline wilson books. i
would recomened reading this book and i would say that it isnt
just for primary school children.

Marks out of 10: 10

Naomi from Year 6, Balby Central Primary:

Very good story. In the middle I lost my interest but after
that the story was amazing. I was suprised at the visit from
Elsie to Nan at christmas. There should be another book to lead
on from this

Marks out of 10: 8

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