Author(s): Jacqueline Wilson
Hi! I'm Charlie (Don't call me Charlotte - ever!). History is boring, right? Wrong! The Victorians weren't all deadly dull and drippy. Lottie certainly isn't. She's eleven - like me - but she's left school and has a job as a nursery maid. Her life is really hard, just work work work, but I bet she'd know what to do about my mum's awful boyfriend and his wimpy little son. I bet she wouldn't mess it all up like I do.
A hilarious, witty - and very perceptive - tale of two girls from different times, but both with similar problems, from award-winning author Jacqueline Wilson
Wilson creatively reshapes [heroine] Charlie's own experiences to depict the plight of a girl living 100 years earlier, thus adding new dimension to Charlie's perceptions while offering intriguing period particulars." -- "Publishers Weekly," Starred
"Charlie's creative writing is a gentle endorsement for using one's imagination to work through problems. Readers will empathize with many of the situations Charlie copes with." -- "The Horn Book Magazine