My Sister Jodie- April 22nd 2010

I have just finished reading the book my my sister Jodie by Jacquline Wilson. This was a very deep book about the relationship of the two sisters Pearl and Jodie I always felt happy when Pearl would look up to Jodie to do the right things it made me feel like I was the one looking for advice from and elder. The book also made me feel awkward about some of the crazy things that Jodie did for example when Jodie told the 5 year olds the story ghosts and ghouls I didn't understand why she did that because they were really young and they could have got really frightened by these stories. A connection I have with this book is when Jodie starts to make friends of her own but still remembers Pearl and watches over her it reminds me of when all of my sisters friends had left and I comforted her through the hard times of making friends. This is a just right book for me because I understand the characters emotions through out the book and I understand the problems between the sisters because I can connect to some of the same fights me and my sister have had.

The two big characters in the book would be Pearl and Jodie. Jodie is wild, crazy and strange but she always remembers the most important thing in her life, Pearl. When Jodie's family moves to a posh school her parents think that she will turn into one of these posh girls too. Jodie stays the same during the summer still daring and courageous but when term starts Jodie is pushed by all the people in her grade level teasing her hair, which is bright orange. Jodie tries to fit in by dying her hair. Jodie starts to accept that she had to become a little more posh. She slowly becomes more responsible rather than her crazy self. Pearl is exactly the opposite of Jodie she's timid shy doesn't like making friends and very brainy. Pearl always followed her big sister wanting to dress like her act like her and grow up to be her. This all changes when Pearl goes to this posh school and starts making friensd. Everyone in Pearls last class would tease her and poke her shove her and be mean but she actually starts to fit in with the children who are just like her. Pearl starts to change now she doesn't need her sister to rely on she's brave still timid but now can make friends.

The problem of the story was resolved when Jodie started to fit in with the children in her class. I think the resolution was a perfect way for Jodie to fit in because she still has the touch of being adventurous. It made me feel that Jodie would be okay at this school and people would accept her I was relieved. The part of the book that I would like to change would be at the end of the book which ends tragically as Jodie falls off a tower and passes away. I would like to end the book with Jodie's family staying at Melchester College which was the only place where Pearl fit in but at the end they could never stand to see the tower again. I think Jacquline's message is keep the ones you love close to you at all times no matter what happens.