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I think WIlson has used her strengths well in this book and has really gone to town with the idea of the twins losing their mom and being like chalk and cheese (Completely Different) ! 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.

Leaving Gran behind, having a new stepmother,moving in with her and of course Garnet going to a new private school! After making friends with someone she previously considered rather a bully, Ruby starts to realize that she and Garnet don't need to be the same, and don't have to do the same things, to be happy. Garnet is deeply disturbed and decides not to go but Ruby reminds her that even if she doesnt go to the boarding school, Ruby and Garnet will not be the same again.

Clare's, and is keen for the two of them to go ahead and audition, even though Garnet declines and their father doesn't agree. 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.

Parts of the storyline felt very similar to Vicky Angel; Ruby bossing Garnet about and Garnet living in Ruby’s constant shadow.The cover of the book is brightly coloured which made me pick it up as I thought it looked a fun book to read. I bought this for my seven year old who has just started to read these types of books instead of the typical bedtime story paperbacks. Jacqueline Wilson's hugely popular book, DOUBLE ACT, told the story of identical twins Ruby and Garnet - fun, sparky, extremely close but incredibly different. The book showed the pain, rejection and jealously Ruby was feeling as well as the fear of the unknown both the twins were feeling due to Garnet being sent to a different school to Ruby.

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. I have lost track of how many times I have read it but I still continue to because it's a Jacqueline Wilson book and you can read her books over and over again! Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old identical twins living with their father and grandmother since their mother, Opal, died. Like writing in a diary because i like reading books in a layout of a diary, so i enjoyed reading it. Surprisingly, Rose is supportive, although her efforts are for nothing, Ruby plots and succeeds in them running away to London for the audition.The twins have a row early on in the book, and Rose tempts Garnet downstairs with a kids movie and chocolate. Close to the end of the book the story took a big turn that was very sudden but it was very satisfying.

Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. 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. 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 conquer. What I liked about this book: I liked having the two sides to the story, both Ruby and Garnet sharing their thoughts and opinions on the different events in the book. But when Dad finds a new girlfriend everything in the twins’ lives is turned upside down–new home, new school, new everything.

I watched the TV movie version of Double Act last night and really enjoyed it, so today I decided to reread the book. So then fate throws her another chance, and her Guardian newspaper has an advertisement for identical twin girls to audition for a TV show. Both Ruby and Garnet annoyed me in a way because some of their character traits were a bit too strong. Ruby is the one who is elder by 20 minutes and shows dominance in her behaviour but she is highly protective of Garnet.

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