Love Lessons

  • by Jacqueline Wilson
  • Narrated by Finty Williams
  • 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fourteen-year-old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their controlling, super-strict father all their lives. Forced to wear Mum's odd hand-made garments and forbidden from reading teenage magazines, they know they're very different to 'normal' girls. But when Dad has a stroke and ends up in hospital, unable to move or speak, Prue suddenly discovers what it's like to have a little freedom.
Sent to a real school for the first time, Prue struggles to fit in. The only person she can talk to is her kindly, young and handsome art teacher, Rax. They quickly bond, and Prue feels more and more drawn to him. As her feelings grow stronger, she begins to realise that he might feel the same way about her. But nothing could ever happen between the, could it?

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What the Critics Say

"Jacqueline Wilson at her very best." (Publishing News)
"Sensitive and insightful story ... Demonstrates perfectly why this author is adored by her legions of fans."
(The Bookseller)
"Deserves three cheers ... The most richly enjoyable Wilson novel for years." (The Times)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

fairly good

Would you try another book written by Jacqueline Wilson or narrated by Finty Williams?

I love Jacqueline Wilson and if your also a fan of hers than I suggest reading/listening to it, if you don't enjoy her so much than I would choose something else, it was read pretty well. They did voices, which is a bonus.


If you’ve listened to books by Jacqueline Wilson before, how does this one compare?

Jacqueline Wilson's other books are a lot better, definitely try another if you enjoy, or like the look of this, and if you don't try another one of hers their great.


Could you see Love Lessons being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

I can't see it being made into a successful one because it is for children 10 and above and I don't see people finding it that interesting.


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- sarah

Mixed Feelings

I listened to this story with my teenage daughter who is a long standing Jacqueline Wilson fan. The narration by Finty Williams is excellent and allowed the story to be a pleasurable listening experience for both of us. Love Lessons is a typical Jacqueline Wilson novel in that it deals with difficult life situations and emotions from a young person's viewpoint. Whereas this is commendable, neither of us enjoyed or appreciated the way in which the plot developed in this particular story. The gritty realism of a schoolgirl crush sadly descended into silly fantasy with the reciprocal feelings and behaviour of the teacher. I have mixed feelings about this title - overall it is very good but with a silly and disappointing ending.
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- Gina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-11-2006
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd