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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407045993
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Clean Break

An engaging, honest story about one girl's struggle to hold her family together, from multi-award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.

Em adores her funny, glamorous dad - who cares if he's not her real father? He's wonderful to her, and to her little brother Maxie and sister Vita. True to form at Christmas, Dad gives them fantastic presents, including a real emerald ring for his little Princess Em.

Unfortunately he's got another surprise in store - he's leaving them. Will Dad's well-meaning but chaotic attempts to keep seeing Em and the other children help the family come to terms with this new crisis? Or would they be better off with a clean break - just like Em's arm?

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407045993
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the authors

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain’s bestselling and most beloved children’s authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold.

As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame.

Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings.

Find out more about Jacqueline and her books at www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children including Shark in the Park, You Choose and Pants. He has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed stellar success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson's books. Nick lives in Brighton.

Praise for Clean Break

A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety


Hugely popular with seven to ten year olds: 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


Jacqueline Wilson tackles another delicate subject that is close to many children's hearts.

The Bookseller

 A Writer's Life: Interview with Jacqueline Wilson.

The Telegraph

Interview with Sandi Toksvig

LBC Radio

Will be appearing on Blue Peter and presented with Gold Blue Peter Badge.

Blue Peter

Has sad themes but leaves you with feelings of hope.

Betty Bookmark

Clean Break sometimes causes sniffles, but in places it's also humorous and is a wonderful read for children aged eight and upwards. Jacqueline WIlson has written plenty of books...this is her best one yet.

Birmingham Evening Mail

I have just finished one of the best books in the world called Clean Break by Jacqueline Wilson. It's all about Em's dad having an affair and leaving them on Christmas Day. It's such a good book. It's got a good storyline. I saw the front and thought 'Oh, that looks like a good book,' so I picked it up, read the blurb and that was it, I loved it. I love reading and Jacqueline Wilson is definitely my favourite author. She is absolutely amazing.

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