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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,262 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline Wilson Narrator: Susannah Harker Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Gemma and Alice, born on the same day and in the same hospital, have been devoted friends all their lives. They see each other everyday, and despite their different interests and personalities, they are inseparable. They're not one bit alike: Gemma loves football while Alice prefers drawing; and Gemma never stops talking while Alice is more likely to be listening; but somehow these little things never seem to affect their relationship. As best friends, they share absolutely everything. Then one day Gemma peeks into Alice's diary, and finds out there's something that Alice isn't sharing. And when Gemma finally discovers what it is, she isn't sure if she and Alice can stay Best Friends For Ever. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Meakin was hair | 2/16/2014

    " Brill, I loved this and my 10 year old does too haha! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simone Lavinier | 2/16/2014

    " Jacqueline Wilson, Best Friends was an exceptional read, as are most of her books. The author's style of writing is very open and honest and this allows the reader to understand how each character feels at every stage. The book is about two best friends, namely Gemma and Alice who have been together since birth and who are also like chalk and cheese. Their dissimilarity in personality and physical appearance is what fuels their friendship and makes them compatible in that, what one lacks in, the other makes up for and vice versa. Their friendship is tested when Alice's father takes up a new job opportunity in Scotland and decides to move the family in a plight to raise their living standards for the finer things in life. The girls are obviously displeased, as they will no longer be able to see each other as often so decides to run away with only ten pounds between them. This get-away was short lived when they were spotted and as a result was in trouble with each of their parents. However, Gemma received the most punishment, being the more boisterous of the two, was always deemed as the trouble maker and was forbidden to see Alice. The girls were very distressed when Alice eventually moved; however they found ways of contacting each other and Gemma jumped at the chance when her grandfather offered to take her to see Alice. But when Gemma arrives she is confronted with a potential threat that is, Fiona, Alice's new friend. After Gemma loses her temper, Alice's mother, once again forbids Gemma having contact with Alice. Gemma is distraught, and thinks Alice has moved on when she doesn't receive a birthday card from her. Gemma is reassured when Alice manages to not only send a card but a special present for her. Throughout the book, the author makes the reader feel just how distressing it must have been for the two best friends after they learned of their forced separation. She does this through use of description and emotional speech. The reader can experience every scene through the imagery created. I would recommend this book to children in year 2/3 and above. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 2/14/2014

    " It was pretty good :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alsie | 2/9/2014

    " Was the second Jacqueline book i ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly M | 2/8/2014

    " This was the first book of Jacqueline Wilson's collection that I read and it is very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chantelle | 1/31/2014

    " i realy like the book it's a bit sad when the girls has to spilt up "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Flavel | 1/19/2014

    " i really liked this book. A MUST READ BOOK "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shirleen Young | 1/18/2014

    " One on the best books I've ever read :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/16/2014

    " this boom really reminded me of my best freind :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexiss, x | 1/3/2014

    " i totally loved this book it was soo fgood the way that gemma and alice were soo determined about them keeping bbfl even though one of them lived in scotland and the other in england they tried thier hrdest to see eachother ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Littlemisschatterbox | 1/3/2014

    " Sad story, but good story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alanna | 12/31/2013

    " So far it is amazing "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 12/19/2013

    " My daughter didn't like it enough to finish the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nabilah Tarabzouni | 12/18/2013

    " i really like it cuz it talks about the importance of friendship!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dulcier | 12/9/2013

    " A lot like me and my BFF lovely story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/4/2013

    " This was a very sad book. It made me remember what it was like moving and not being able to see my really good friends as much as I used to. I have the same feelings as the main character, Gemma, and it was hard not to cry when things went wrong when her best friend, Alice had moved. Read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilhanni | 11/15/2013

    " Good book about best friends and moving having to let go of something someone you love soooooooooo dearly and it shows you what moving is like for both of the friends on both sides "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nailah | 6/17/2013

    " This book is the best.Best Friends is like when you have a friend move away. Sorry I am telling the story i read like 18 times and I love it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiona | 6/2/2013

    " this was a really good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ღஐღ αmαndα ღஐღ | 2/24/2013

    " Gemma and Alice, born on the same day, have been devoted friends ever since. Despite Gemma's larger-than-life personality and Alice's quieter character, the two are inseperable - unti that is Alice has to move house, all the way to Scotland. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Niámh | 10/23/2012

    " Not bad but now that im older i wouldnt enjoy it as much and probs give it a 2 star but im giving it a 3 star cus I liked it when i was younger. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma | 10/21/2012

    " It was ok. I reminded me of when i left America and Japan and how hard it was. Very easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Baldock | 10/15/2012

    " I haven't read this in ages, but the storyline was literally the same as to how me and my best friend were. She too moved to Scotland, so i found this book so emotional a few years ago. It is still one of my fabes thou (: "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aicha | 9/10/2012

    " I love Jacqueline Wilson's books and this is one of the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aoife | 9/5/2012

    " If your best friend has left you then you must read this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Bratton | 6/29/2012

    " A very good story for friends "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianne | 10/10/2011

    " One of my childhood favourites. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 xxlil_chez17xx (cheryl) | 10/5/2011

    " This book is simply about 2 best friends. But can Alice keep a secret where Gemma won't find out. will their friendship be on the spot or will they stay bes friends for ever. read it in this exciting boo.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabrielle | 6/18/2011

    " I've got up to chapter three were problems are just starting to arise!
    Good book so far read 3 chapters in 10 mins! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neki | 4/15/2011

    " I LOOOOOVE this book.My first impression on the book was like 'this is a kids book,might not be very interesting' but when I read it it was awesome!I'm more like Gemma,her personality matches my own personality! I love Gemma's family!they are so loving and funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dizzy | 4/10/2011

    " Gemma and Alice have always been friends, even when they were babies, the two are inseparable but when ALice’s family move away to Scotland Gemma feel as if part of her has been ripped out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 3/21/2011

    " This was an exxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcellent book! I love love loved it!
    It's such a meaningful book, and at the same time, wild and crazy! The work of Jacqueline Wilson blows me away!
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juanita | 3/19/2011

    " Very sweet, emotionally touching tale of two best friends who are separated. Great for younger readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richa | 3/15/2011

    " Great book, my best friend gifted this book to me fro my birthday "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 2/21/2011

    " i loved this book, especially wat happened to the characters i disliked. i could say it's one fo my favourite books of jackqueline wilson "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chloe | 2/17/2011

    " A story that can really relate to real life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiona | 2/7/2011

    " this was a really good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 11/16/2010

    " Its quite adventurous, and I love all of JW's books :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 10/27/2010

    " I really like this book because it's just like the story what happened between me and my best friend Amber, really upsetting, really. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tayba | 10/20/2010

    " I really like this book cause their is these 2 girls that are called Gemma and Alice and their are the best friends ever then Alice gets moved to Scotland then Gemma gets really sad when Gemma moved to Scotland "

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