Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old twins. They're identical, and they do EVERYTHING together, especially since their mother died three years earlier - but they couldn't be more different. Bossy, bouncy, funny Ruby loves to take charge, and is desperate to be a famous actress, while quiet, sensitive, academic Garnet loves nothing more than to curl up with one of her favourite books. And when everything around the twins is changing so much, can being a double act work for ever?
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Wilson's comic exploration of the twin-world shows the desire to separate fighting a powerful genetic magnetism. In a clever touch, each narrator is given a different illustrator - Independent on Sunday
A book of the highest quality. It will be very, very popular too. Hurrah! - Mail on Sunday
Hilarious tale which contains dark notes that ring very true - The Times
An exuberant story . . . The ingenious split narrative, inventive page design and lots of incidental pictures make this book irresistible - Guardian
Jacqueline Wilson has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues Bookseller - Bookseller
Jacqueline Wilson has the knack of focusing on problems in a child's life with humour and sensitive intuition - Books for your Children
Another winner by Jacqueline Wilson with all the wit and verve that we now associate with this author. Impossible to put down, children will love it - The School Librarian
Jacqueline Wilson has a distinctive narrative style with her spunky and articulate young heroines . . . A funny, punchy and quite moving read - Bookseller
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