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Es nothing 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 ev. I really enjoyed this book when I was going through my Jackie Wilson phase I think I perhaps read it four or five times throughout my childhood and early teenage years I also recall listening to the fantastic audio book on tape Ruby and Garnet are identical twins but couldn't be different They live with their dad and stepmother their own mum having died some time before Wilson is an expert at creating realistic characters and is probably the closest thing you can get to actual being inside a child's mind yourself Wilson tackles difficult topics that sadly affect a lot of children such as bereavement domestic abuse and divorce Somehow she manages to see these important issues through a child's eye Her own words could have easily been my own thoughts as a child I believe all young children and particularly girls should read Wilson's work One of my greatest memories of reading at a young age was curled up with one of her books next to a huge stack of her other books just waiting to be devoured

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Double ActRuby and Garnet are ten year old twins They're identical and they do EVERYTHING together especially since their mother died three years earlier but th. A lot of people loved Double Act by Jacueline Wilson Regarded by many as being one of her better written titles it's still popular nearly twenty years after it was first publishedIn fact I've seen a lot of people lately clamouring for a seuel What' they ask happened to the twins afterwardsBut as for me I don't want to know I'm not interested in a Double Act seuel for one perfectly good reasonRuby will probably end up deadAfter you've finished reading that sentence a few times and no you're not seeing things allow me to explain I always thought the point of Double Act was that the prospective step mother Rose is A Nice Person After All and that that was what the reader was supposed to discover along the way with the twins But upon reading it again as an adult I find out that I am WrongVery very wrongWilson is a genius of a kind very few have seen this generation Why this book didn't win the Pulitzer I will never know This is one of the great thrillers of the 20th century you just have to be an adult to see it Actually speaking as an adult it's much easier to see what a complete and utter piece of shit the father is too Richard no doubt named so for being a prize dick is one of the most selfish parents in the Wilson verse His form of selfishness is just a bit subtle than the likes of Sue from Diamond Girls or Tracy Beaker's mum CarlyThroughout the entire book it's clear that Richard is going through a sort of early onset mid life crisis From the beginning we learn that he spends his time filling the entire house with books knowing full well that his mother in law has arthritis and finds it hard to get around He brings a prospective girlfriend home without even bothering to discuss it with his daughters first daughters who traumatically lost their mother three years previously He then goes on to buy a shop not thinking to take his daughters to see it first or to even ask their opinion on a matter that has everything to do with them and will probably affect them the most If you weren't already in awe of his selfishness he even manages to dump his mother in law who spent the last three years raising his kids for him into sheltered accommodation AloneWhat a prick So what causes this change Obviously Richard is entirely responsible for his own prickish behaviour but the catalyst is Rose his slightly dotty new lady friend who sells bric a brac That kind of says it all reallyIf Richard is one of Wilson's subtle crap parents Rose is an even subtler villain After gaining entry into Richard's life she proceeds to leave her mark on him by changing the way he dresses buying him crazy new clothes and throwing out his old ones She even starts to call him Rick a name no one has ever called him before and is done no doubt in order to feed into his mid life crisis Rose it's called 'enabling' and it doesn't helpPhase one of the plan is an immediate success as Richard is made redundant because of the ridiculous clothing Rose bought him which no doubt alerted the rest of the office loud and clear that this man was going through a mid life crisisNow that Richard is unemployed she's able to plant the idea of the bookshop into his head thus leading to phase two prising him away from the clutches of his mother in law She then isolates him in the countryside Not only that but as they both live and work at the shop together she can keep an eye on him all dayRose has already performed an amazing feat She's got her man defeated a powerful rival and dragged her prize into the wildernessIt would all be perfect if it weren't for those pesky twins After finding out that passive acceptance of their antics doesn't go very far in winning them over she uses her numerable wits to surmise that the best way to defeat them is to divide and conuer The twins have a row early on in the book and Rose tempts Garnet downstairs with a kids movie and chocolate She's no doubt figured out that Garnet is the weaker twin easily influenced and taken in However the twins make up and her plan is for now spoiledSo then fate throws her another chance and her Guardian newspaper has an advertisement for identical twin girls to audition for a TV show She leaves it lying on the kitchen table innocently knowing that Ruby in particular is likely to grab at it If the twins become TV actors they'll spend a good chunk of the summer holidays away filming which will act as a temporary measure until she figures out how to get rid of them permanentlyShe encourages them when Ruby announces her plan to go to the audition with Garnet only it is Richard who foils everything this time First he says he won't allow them to become actors incidentally not because he doesn't want his kids exposed to the cut throat world of showbiz but because he 'can't stand showy off child stars' which would no doubt deplete all his recently racked up street cred When the twins run off to the audition on their own he gets there just in time to put a spanner in the works DratBut finally Rose is rewarded for her patience And it is the girls themselves who rescue her plans from the abyss Hoist by their twin petardsAfter applying for a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school Garnet is accepted Ruby is not and the sisters' relationship is irrevocably altered Rose encourages Garnet to go from the very beginning knowing full well that she's stirring the pot between the sisters Once Garnet has left for Marnock Heights only Ruby remains The last we see of them Ruby and Rose have formed a truce in which Rose takes Ruby to a drama club on Saturday mornings while she goes shopping Things are left off here and for good reason; if Rose suggests palming Ruby off to a stage school even the self absorbed Richard may start to notice something There are only two choices left to Rose frame Ruby for murder and have her locked away in Borstal or just up and kill her As the first could lead to a revenge attack involving the twins switching places during a prison visit sometime in a blissfully unaware future the second option is tidier and ties up all loose ends After all Richard won't mind losing Ruby once he sees the new Harley Rose has bought him And hell he still has Garnet Twins are pretty much the same person anyway Like clones or somethingSo thank you Wilson for sparing us from a seuel that would be of truly grimdark proportions And once again allow me to salute your subtle genius that still books and books later goes almost completely undiscovered

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Double Act Download ↠ 109 Ë 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 different Bossy bouncy funny Ruby loves to take charge and is desperate to be a famous actress while uiet sensitive academic Garnet loves nothing than to curl up Ey couldn't be different Bossy bouncy funny Ruby loves to take charge and is desperate to be a famous actress while uiet sensitive academic Garnet lov. This is a fantastic book It is about twins named Ruby and Garnet Ruby is uite bossy and confident while her sister Garnet is uiet and shy The twins' mother died when they were only 7 years old 3 years ago so they miss having a mother to go to when they are feeling sad One day their father meets a lady who is called Rose and she becomes the twins' step mother Ruby and Garnet end up moving with Rose and their father which neither of the twins is happy about but everything around them is changing maybe it would be better if they stopped being such a double act I really enjoyed this book and I would definitely recommend this book to readers aged 9