Opal Plumstead

Opal Plumstead

The brilliant new story, starring Jacqueline Wilson's most outspoken, fiery and unforgettable heroine yet: Opal Plumstead, schoolgirl, sweet factory worker and Suffragette.

Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and fourteen-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory to support her family.

Opal struggles to get along with the other workers. But Opal idolises Mrs Roberts, the factory’s beautiful, dignified owner, who introduces Opal to the legendary Mrs Pankhurst and her fellow Suffragettes. And when Opal meets Morgan - Mrs Roberts’ handsome son – she believes she has found her soulmate. But the First World War is about to begin, and will change Opal's life for ever.The brilliantly gripping new story from the bestselling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.

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Love this book!

5 Stars

SPOILER ALERT! This is probably the best book of the Jaculine Wilson's books!

By Lulu Moonlight Daffodil on:


5 Stars

This bookis great but emotional. Opal gets a job while her dad is in prison and it shows girls that anything is possible!

By Elsa Tiger Shoes on:


4 Stars

Sounds so brilliant gonna ask for it for Christmas

By Tilda Echo Planet on:

very good

5 Stars

This book is good but the end was sad.

By Avery Strawberry Eyes on:

The best

5 Stars

I just finished reading it and I was in tears at the end. It's so good. Best one so far. I would recommend it to ages 10-14.

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