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Roll up, Hetty Feather fans. Diamond’s touching tale of the circus, secrets and surprises is a sparkling gem. Delicate, dainty Diamond is a remarkable acrobat. But her horrid parents couldn’t care less. When her father sells her to a cruel-eyed stranger, Diamond is forced to perform for a living at Tanglefield’s Travelling Circus. The crowds adore Diamond, but life behind the velvet curtains is far from glamorous. Her wicked master forces Diamond to do ever more dangerous tricks. Who will save Diamond? Enter the glorious Emerald Star: Tanglefield’s new ringmaster and Diamond’s heroine…

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.5; Middle years; 10.0 points



UK edition


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  1. CupcakeYaya19
    on 12 April 2018

    Diamond is the best book I’ve ever read in my whole life

    5out of 5
  2. Cyrilthecat
    on 23 March 2018

    Great book! Love the way Jacqueline Wilson expresses Hetty and Diamonds friendship throughout the book! Would definitely recommend!

    5out of 5
  3. Jacklara
    on 8 July 2016

    SPECTACULAR book I can even dream about it!!

  4. writergirl11
    on 6 April 2015

    this book is great, I read it.

    5out of 5
  5. diamondforever786
    on 16 February 2015

    This book makes me want to just eat the book up! It’s great!♥

    5out of 5
  6. aliceiswondering
    on 15 February 2015


  7. bookworm3005
    on 24 July 2014

    Omg i totes luv jacqueline wilson’s books i neva get tired of her books jacqueline is one of the best this book diamond is full of pain and sorrow happiness and lobe its a really nice book very very interesting i totally luved it when i read it…....i would suggest other jacqueline lovers to read this=)

  8. 191574
    on 9 July 2014

    i want to read it but it is too expensive

  9. pink-lemonade-cupcake
    on 2 June 2014

    this book is fabulous! before you read this read- 1 hetty feather 2 sapphire battersea 3 emerald star 4 diamond

    thats in the order. thy are all great! i hope there will b another book after this!

    5out of 5
  10. bookmunchie
    on 23 May 2014

    great novel

    5out of 5
  11. Magicme11
    on 23 March 2014

    Beautifully written and heartwarming.I felt extreme pity for poor little Diamond.I don’t think I would like to be treated like this and live in a circus.

    4out of 5
  12. denns06
    on 14 March 2014

    A very eye watering but also happy piece of writing. Sophie,age 10

    5out of 5
  13. katiebookworm
    on 13 March 2014

    I love how it connects to Hetty Feather :)

  14. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    When I read this book i felt really sad. This book is really heart tugging.

    5out of 5
  15. AngelofDeath
    on 9 March 2014

    It’s a lovely story, very touching.

  16. alibaba4
    on 8 March 2014

    A sparkly book

    5out of 5
  17. bee100xxx
    on 8 March 2014

    Diamond is as Delicate as a Daffodil and has a mesmerizing, beautiful talent for Acrobatics she tries to earn a few pennies for the family but it only brings more shame to the Family name. Until Somebody spots her on the streets…..

    4out of 5
  18. JackeyFan987
    on 7 March 2014

    I Found this book AMAZING . I loved the end of the book when Hetty and Diamond see the poster of Bearty and there going to meat him . There has to be another book out soon :) .

    5out of 5
  19. sparklesheep02
    on 7 March 2014

    I saw this in the local library and grabbed it! It’s bright sparkly cover caught eye! his book was filled with drama and so full of suspense i couldn’t put it down!!

    5out of 5
  20. ilovetodressup
    on 7 March 2014

    ‘Diamond’ is the best book I’ve read so far in this year. She moves from home to a circus far from her home. Also Diamond acts with the Silver boys. She is the best in all the group but at the end of the show her evil master Beppo has a nasty surprise…

  21. cindybubble13
    on 6 March 2014

    Best book ever! !!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  22. heart29
    on 6 March 2014

    an absolutely brilliant book, i totally loved it ; it was a great page-turner

    5out of 5
  23. bookaholic202
    on 6 March 2014

    It was amazing! I almost cried when I read about Diamond’s tragic past. I really like how Hetty Feather or Emerald Star appears as a ringmaster.

    5out of 5
  24. Catherine0703
    on 6 March 2014

    You just want to keep reading even though your extremely tired

  25. books2000
    on 6 March 2014

    its good

  26. peddiereddie
    on 5 March 2014

    This book is a page turner, once i got reading i couldn’t stop! Diamond is beautiful and I wanted to help her so badly throughout the book! I love Jacqueline Wilson!

    5out of 5
  27. Booklover0109
    on 5 March 2014

    Loved this book really loved it!!

    5out of 5
  28. alishaisawesome
    on 5 March 2014

    I love this book

    5out of 5
  29. Spidergirl
    on 5 March 2014

    The book make u think like a princess

    5out of 5
  30. pinkxxbibs
    on 4 March 2014

    Diamond is a very exciting book and a real page turner

  31. Banditze
    on 4 March 2014

    Diamond diamond diamond…. amazing, fascinatingly awesome!

  32. lebbyland27
    on 4 March 2014

    I thought that this book was soooo good, after all, all JACQUELINE WILSON’S books are incredibly good. but I like this book because it is like the Hetty Feather trilogy but from Diamond’s point of view.

    5out of 5
  33. justbecauseimnerdy
    on 4 March 2014

    Diamond is an excellent continuation of the Hetty Feather trilogy – the plot and writing are even better than the third HF book itself! Diamond was a lovely character, well developed and very likeable, and it’s nice that the historical context is very well researched and laid out. Even though I’m older than the target demographic I still very much enjoyed it, and the cover is enticing to all ages.

  34. Paris25
    on 2 March 2014

    It is one of my favourite books but then again books are my life!

    5out of 5
  35. Balletbook8
    on 28 February 2014

    Really good. Jaquline Wilson is a really good author. I’d recommend it to girls 8+.

    5out of 5
  36. ilove1d123
    on 12 January 2014

    I think this book was amazing. I found really interesting; it was also cool at the last few pages of the book because when i found out she was running away from the circus i just didn’t want to stop the book and kept on telling my sister to shush it. I thought it was Beppo that was holding onto her while she was on the bike but it was Marvo and he told her that this is her chance so i got relieved that it was Marvo not Beppo.

  37. Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 9 January 2014

    I actually thought that Diamond was a good book, at first I thought it wasn’t going to be that great as it’s mainly to do with circuses and I’m not a very big fan of circuses, however this book was really good, and I think I’m actually starting to like circuses now! My favourite part was when Diamond and Emerald first meet each other at the circus and Diamond meets Jem too, it’s a really special part in the book as the both characters are becoming friends and it’s a new relationship emerging in the book. My least favourite part in the book is when Diamond is doing her acrobatics in public to earn some money for her and her sister, and another man asks her to join his circus. At first reading this part, I thought she wouldn’t go because her dad later came at the scene telling Diamond off for performing in public and then refusing the man’s offer for Diamond, but unfortunately because her father was so poor, he accepted the money he was offered and sold Diamond. This part in the book was really upsetting because Diamond was likely to never see her father again. My favourite character in this book is Madame Adeline because often when Mister Marvel would shout or be mean to Diamond, Madame Adeline would be there to support and help Diamond. She seems like a very caring, loving and kind character, as she cleansed and clothed Diamond, and was extremely friendly towards her. My least favourite character is Diamond’s father as he was very cruel to her letting Diamond and her sisters starve, also he just casually gave away Diamond without much paperwork and not really caring who the man was and where he actually came from. Overall, I found this book really good, and enjoyable to read. I think this was the best book out of all the series, and one of my favourite Jacqueline Wilson books. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age, and if I had to rate it out of 10, I would give it a 10.

    Safa, aged 14

    5out of 5
  38. Chloerocks11
    on 23 December 2013

    It made my heart melt because it was so good.honestly if books were the decorations on a christmas tree, this one would be the star on the top of mine

    5out of 5
  39. bookworm1234987
    on 22 December 2013

    It was a really good book

    4out of 5
  40. summershine
    on 10 December 2013

    this book was amazing! because at the end it was a nice ending and there was a lots of emotion and some bits were funny and some bits were sad and it made up as a good book !

    5out of 5
  41. roseyclo
    on 4 December 2013

    very good.

  42. jasmita04
    on 27 November 2013

    do you know where to buy this book because i rally want a book or something like he spy gear set for christmas and it will help me by them so please can you tell me where to buy them!i like jaueline wilsons book as they contain weird thing i like lola rose and the dare game too

    5out of 5
  43. Jwbooksrule
    on 24 November 2013

    It was a great book love it

  44. kitty77
    on 24 November 2013

    It is a fantastic book about the hardships of a little girl in the late victorian period.I recommend it as a fabulous read.

    5out of 5
  45. raofi
    on 23 November 2013

    i just got this book today and it is fabulous. You might not understand it cause it has no pictures. If you know the book Hetty Feathers,Sapphire Battesea and Emearald Star its part of them books and same authors

    you’ll love the book

  46. hettyfeather2010
    on 16 November 2013

    Diamond is my favourite book. i wish she was real so i could meet her. i wish i could read jacquline wilson as well she is the best author and my role model.stars * * * * *

    5out of 5
  47. aoife343
    on 16 November 2013

    Listen guys was soo good I cant explain it its just amazing .Sometimes its just sad but that’s what makes it I want to read it and again and again .you have to read emerland star I read just emerland star it makes soooooooooo much sense now I didn’t read hetty feather I know I know sily me haha JUST READ IT

    5out of 5
  48. booklover2410
    on 12 November 2013

    i havent read it but i really want to read it!! i need to read Emerald Star first please tell me they both r amazing i love jacqueline wilson!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  49. bookworm2412
    on 9 November 2013

    I think that Madame Adeline will be really nice

  50. nastyboots
    on 6 November 2013

    this book is good but not really my type. it is a bit jw language as my literacy teacher says so….. what can i say?hmm….read it if you like Jaquline Wilson!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Angell456
    on 26 October 2013

    It looks amazing !!!!! I would recommend it for any age.

    5out of 5
  52. xoluchix
    on 23 October 2013

    Not read it yet but it looks AMAZING…... cant wait to read it PPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEE tell me where you can buy it…. I’m DESPERATE to read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. Chocolatelover10
    on 21 October 2013

    This is an amazing addition to Jacqueline Wilson’s range of brilliant stories! Jacqueline Wlson has done herself proud by writing this book. It tells the emotions of a girl leading a hard life.Diamond is a about a young victorian girl called Ellen Jane. Spotted by a wicked master doing acrobatics in the street Ellen Jane is sold to the circus for five guineas. Life becomes so much more glamrous when Ellen Jane gets her new stage name Diamond and starts performing to the crowds. But life isn’t so nice behind the curtains, her wicked master forces Diamond to attempt even more dangerous tricks. But their are lovely friends at the circus to, the gorgeous Hetty and Madame Adeline. But when life becomes to dangerous in the circus to bear any longer, what will her future be like and will Hetty be part of it? Overall Diamond is a BRILL book and any JW fan age 10+ should definetly give it a marvellous try!

    5out of 5
  54. Ekajacky
    on 18 October 2013

    It is my fave book! Nothing can beat it. I just hope Jacky will write a 4th Hetty Feather book!!!