Published: 27th September 2012
Book: To review
Format: Finished copy, hardback
Genre: History, Fiction, Children's Fiction
Contains: Suitable for younger readers
Hetty Feather has seen her fair share of adventure, excitement - and tragedy. Following the death of her beloved mama, Hetty is alone in the world once more. She sets off on her greatest challenge yet - the search for her father.
But Hetty fears she'll never truly belong anywhere. Even when she is reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Jem, Hetty still longs for adventure - especially when an enchanting figure from her past makes an unexpected reappearance. Could a more exciting future lie ahead for Hetty? Could she cast aside the foundling name she has always hated, and become the brave, bold, bright EMERALD STAR?
The third and final story featuring the hugely popular Hetty Feather, from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson.
When her mother Ida sadly passes away, Hetty goes to find her Father in a village called Monksby. With only the name of 'Bobby' to go by in this seaside town, Hetty begins to despair that she'll never find a father figure. But then her beloved foster brother Jem writes to her to tell her that her foster Father has died, she's faced with the hard decision - to stay with her true blood father, or leave and cherish her childhood sweetheart.
Then another figure from her past comes into sight, and Hetty can see a whole load of options available in her eyesight...
Will Hetty's hopes come true, or will she get more than what she bargained for?
After Jacqueline Wilson's last book 'The Last Thing about My Sister', I was worried this book that I wouldn't enjoy Emerald Star either. But once I'd made it past the first chapter, things really started to look up.
This book was thoroughly enjoyable, and I loved every page. Although it would have been nice for Jacqueline Wilson to round up the trilogy with a nice ending, this was good as a quick read.
I would recommend it for ages 9+, and would rate it a 7-and-a-half/10.
'I was Hetty Feather. Now I'm Sapphire Battersea. But I promise you this - I'm going to be Emerald Star.'