By Jacqueline Wilson
Gemma and Alice were top buddies considering they have been either born at the comparable day within the comparable sanatorium. It doesn’t subject that Gemma loves football whereas Alice prefers drawing, or that Gemma is often entering into difficulty whereas Alice is a version pupil and daughter. but if Alice has to maneuver, their friendship is placed to the try. They name one another and write letters, yet they’re used to seeing one another each day. Can Gemma endure to rejoice her birthday with no Alice? Can she stand it while Alice begins making new acquaintances? And with Alice residing hundreds of thousands of miles away, will they ever see one another back?
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