Most of the girls are friendly, except for bossy, stuck-up Chloe, with her snide bullying tactics. Having Chloe as a friend is hard work, but having her as an enemy would be far worse. With her own turn to play host fast approaching, Daisy is desperate to have a sleepover. But she is faced with a dilemma - if she does, she’ll have to let her new friends meet her older sister, who is mentally and physically disabled. How will they react, and will they still want to be friends with her?
A moving story for younger readers about friendship and insecurity, read by Susannah Harker.
The ability of award-winning children’s author Jacqueline Wilson’s to tell a compelling story whilst also tackling real issues that affect young children is once again demonstrated here in this funny and endearing tale about friendship and inclusivity.
When it’s the turn of Daisy, the new girl at school and founder of the “alphabet club”, to have a sleepover party she naturally wants to impress her new friends, but at the same time she’s worried about what they will think of her disabled sister. Daisy is particularly worried about how Chloe, the least welcoming of the group, will react.
Sure enough, when Daisy’s turn comes around the group are all accommodating of her sister Lily with the exception of Chloe, who makes cruel jokes about her and upsets Daisy. As events unfold during the course of the night, Daisy ends up finding out who her real friends are.
Read unabridged by actress Susannah Harker, this touching story aimed at younger audiences deals with some important issues that affect many children, particularly those who may have physically or mentally disabled siblings. It is available to purchase here either as a CD audiobook or as a downloadable MP3 audiobook.