Katy – Jacqueline Wilson

Review by a good buddy of mine here—give it a read!

Little Sea Bear

I love this book. Jacqueline Wilson is a brilliant children’s writer and like many successful writers, she does a range of stunning books to less successful books.

Unlike most of her other work, Katy is not an original story. It is a rewritten version of What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge. While I have not read Collidge’s book personally, Wilson explains the differences between the two books, with the main difference being how the protagonists adapts and accepts life as a disabled individual.

Being disabled myself, this is a major importance to me. I’ve read books in the same era as Coolidge with disabled characters, and just like hers, they miraculously recover after doing a good deed or two (more of this coming at a later date).

Wilson is more realistic. She wants her audience to understand that the world does not work this way, you’re not disabled because you’ve…

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