When life at home suddenly gets really frightening, Jayni, her mum, and her little brother, Kenny, have to pack their bags and escape in the middle of the night. Although they are scared of being caught, travelling to London and staying in a hotel does seem like it might be a big adventure - at first. They even get to choose new names - and so Jayni becomes the glamorous, grown-up Lola Rose!
But Lola Rose's new life isn't quite as wonderful as her new name. She doesn't like Mum's new job or Mum's new boyfriend, and she's not sure about the boys at school either. And when Mum has to go into hospital, Lola is forced to be much more grown up than she really feels.
Best for older children, this is a wonderfully moving tale of family life as it sometimes really is, from the multi-award-winning Jacqueline Wilson. Download and start listening now!