The Suitcase Kid

The Suitcase Kid

"The Suitcase Kid" is a children's novel by written by Jacqueline Wilson. The story focuses upon a young girl caught between her warring parents' bitter divorce, and the determination the girl has to get her parents back together, as is common amongst children whose parents are divorcing. However, as the young girl proceeds, she realises that she has to accept that her parents will not reunite and that she must move on like they did.

Plot summary

The main protagonist is a young girl called Andrea "Andy", who is living between the two houses of her divorced parents. Her mother is remarried to a man "Bill the baboon" with three children named Paula, Graham and Katie, all of whom Andy does not get along with. Her father is married to a woman named Carrie with young twins named Zen and Crystal, who Andy doesn't like either. Her main confidante is her Sylvanian Families toy rabbit, named Radish. Andy is determined to reunite her parents so they can go back to their old home, Mulberry Cottage, and she won't have to live out of a suitcase, travelling between the two any longer. However, on her way home from school she finds an elderly couple's house and they soon take a shine to her and with their friendship she soon adjusts to living with her parents' divorce.

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