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The Longest Whale Song was ming-grabbing… I just couldn’t put it down!
3 March 2011
I love the book especiall the cover!
I love this book it is so moving and once I started reading it I couldn’t stop :) xxx
2 March 2011
This book is about a girl called Ella. Her mum and dad split up and her mum remarries to Jake, and is having his baby. Trouble starts when mum gives birth…. This is a great book based on the ages 11+. Really enjoyable!!!
The longest whale song is about a girl, called Ella, who tries to save her mother out of coma with a whale song. After Ella’s mum has her baby she went into coma. Ella is heart broken, but she and her step-dad still has her half baby brother to look after. Ella struggles to learn at school, but then makes a new friend who knows a lot about whales. She starts making a book about whales. Her friend lets her hear a whale song and finds it calming. maybe her mother would like it? She lets her mother listen to it, while she is in coma. Do you think her mother will wake up in the end or not?
27 February 2011
I really don’t like the cover of this book. The girl on the cover looks younger than she actually seems in the story but the story is very moving, and I really felt sorry for Ella. Jacqueline has done a brilliant job of writing the emotion in this. Jack (Ella’s new stepdad) is very upset, and so is Ella.
My favourite character is Ella because she was very brave, funny and kind. Plus her favourite animal is the whale, which is also one of my faves! I think she deals with the fact that her Mum is in a coma very well, which is another reason why I like her.
With friendship problems, family problems and bullying problems, as well as a few surprising twists, this novel is sure to be a hit with everyone! A great book to start off with if you haven’t read anything by Jacqueline Wilson before. I’d recommend this for ages 8+ although it deals with some very serious things so maybe 10+. It depends what you’re used to reading. 5/5!
Amber, age 11
24 February 2011
this is a good book but quite long pages the ending is good truss !
21 February 2011
i loved this but at the same time it is sad and it relates to my life ( a bit) my mum has just had a baby but she is not in a coma my name is ella i have a stepdad and a guinea pig i hardley see my dad the only thing about this book that does not relate to me is the mum is in the coma
19 February 2011
i loved it
17 February 2011
i loved this book, but it was sooooooooo sad!!!!!!! i was so happy 2 see a happy ending at the end
11 February 2011
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