Lola Rose Jacqueline Wilson Published by Doubleday ISBN 0552556130 Jayni's got an abusive father. He is short-tempered and can even be violent. Jayni wants to run away from him with her mother, Nikki, and her little brother, Kenny. Jayni's mother wins GBP10,000 on a scratch card lottery but does not tell Jayni's father. When he finds out about it, he lashes out at her. Nikki, Jayni and Kenny slip out one night while he is asleep and they flee to London. They move into a fancy hotel, buy new clothes and start anew. But slowly the money begins to run out. Soon, new challenges arise for Jayni and her family as they try to build a new life. Despite its mature subject matter, Lola Rose is a book suitable for youngsters aged 10 to 13. It is an easy read but a page-turner that keeps you engaged to the end as you want to find out how Jayni's family copes with adversity. You could do worse than grab a copy of the book and immerse yourself in it.