I enjoyed this book, I enjoyed the film too. Sometimes children are forced unwillingly into adult roles and this is a story of love, endurance and the power of empathy. However she does have wild tendencies, and issues and obviously have has a mental illness of some sort. No even better than that, it was superb. І всі троє дівчаток опиняються на роздоріжжі, вагаючись, який вибір зробити. This is possibly one of my very favourite Wilson books.
When Marigold comes home from a rock concert with Star's dad, Micky not Dolphin's dad---he is a different Micky, it turns out , life becomes much more complicated and disturbing. Marigold is diagnosed later in the book to suffer from bipolar disorder, and Dolphin is dyslexic. The book is quite gloomy however there are many instances where there is humour. The story started off brutally honest, real, uncomfortable, and a bit sad. Любляча і щира, інфантильна і розпачлива, хаотична, яскрава, незграбна, неуважна, емоційно нестабільна щедра і безвідповідальна, вона перетворює життя Зірки і Дельфінни на вибуховий феєрверк. There's no need to enter; just make sure you are a member of the Weekend Family Book Club.
Two, these books are for girls. Але рідні доньки знають, що життя із нею — ще той подаруночок. Her dislike of Mickey is also a factor, but Dolphin refuses to abandon Marigold even if it means she'll be separated from Star. She sees them as children to be formed in her own egotistical image to reflect what she wants the world to think of her. Her daughters adore her but wish for her to become more 'normal'. The young heroine's candid narrative convincingly and poignantly lays bare her pain and vulnerability as well as her pluck and resilience.
Marigold is great at getting tattoos, not so great at anything else. But Wilson hopes the exposure to a different kind of family won't be wasted. The storyline felt real and believable and I feel Jacqueline Wilson wrote about difficult topics such as mental health issues in a respectful and hopeful manner. So they decided to imagine that they where in a Fairiestories. I listened to the audiobook version which I would recommend. Marigold has two daughters one who doesn't mind having her as a young mother, but the other one wants to start a life of her own because she is really fed up with having to look after Marigold all the time.
She is now some sort of tour de force, complete with a whole online wonderland of games and information, as well as more than a few books-to-movies. The story started off brutally honest, real, uncomfortable, and a bit sad. A more popular book may have dozens of reviews. Overall the effect is astounding. Dolphin doesn't even like dolphins.
There are many high and low points in the drama. I found the book quite fascinating. В ній багато відчаю і розгубленості. The novel focuses on Marigold's spiral into depression, and touches on some sensitive subjects - mental health and depression, alcoholism, learning difficulties, bad parenting. Although she is young, Dolphin believes in her mother, and tries to be responsible for her. She yearns to be pretty like her mother and sister.
Some of her books are sensitive reads yet they are all great at sending life messages to children. Another definite plus was how it was filmed. Dolphin herself sums it up best: Dolphin: I'm not anyone's favourite! Star is pretty and popular is beginning to see through her mother and realise her issues such as credit car theft. There's the horrible neighbor who threatens and berates, the kids at school who tease mercilessly and their worthless teacher who may as well be one of her students for all the good she does. All in all, I really enjoyed The Illustrated Mum and I would definitely recommend it to younger readers. For awhile, honestly, there is no real villain except for the community as a whole who does Maybe I'm just way too cynical but I kinda resented the last quarter of this book. Given Marigold's high-profile flakiness, life is not easy for her two young daughters.
The story explores different things children experience as they are growing up. Sadly, life is rarely a walk down a garden path. Dolphin complains that Micky just took Star with him, but she later discovers he's very quick to put Star back, as well. Вона не зважає на умовності і любить усе-робити по-своєму, її тіло вкрите кольоровими татуюваннями, за якими можна «прочитати» найважливіші події її життя. While her characters are rounded out nicely, her plots I think because of the featureless writing style leave you wishing for more.