Hetty Feather #2: Sapphire Battersea Award-winning author

by Jacqueline Wilson (author)

Suitable for 11 - 18 years

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My name is Sapphire Battersea. Doesn’t that sound beautiful?

When Hetty Feather, a foundling, is finally reunited with her mother, she hopes that her beautiful new name, Sapphire Battersea, will also mean a new life! But things don’t always go as planned…

The twists and turns of Hetty’s adventure are endless – she goes to work as a maid for a wealthy man, and she even finds a new sweetheart!

But Hetty’s life may also take a darker path. Can she cope with the trials ahead?

As wise, warm and deliciously readable as ever – Daily Express

Enter the amazing world of Hetty Feather and follow her adventures throughout the series: 1. Hetty Feather 2. Sapphire Battersea 3. Emerald Star 4. Diamond

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Hetty Feather (book 2)






Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

Date published

July 5th, 2012

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AR book level: 5.3; Middle years; 12.0 points





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  1. Maddie2005
    on 29 October 2016

    If u have’nt read this book DO NOT read this becase i am spoiling the book for u. Hetty- i mean sapphire goes and works with an author and helps the cook and another maid Sarah,do there job. A boy in who works in the butchers dilivers food to the cook and is in love with Sapphire AKA Hetty but sapphire isn’t sure if she likes him, she thinks she is still in love with Jem. Then the master needs help for his book and Hetty gives him her memories which was a BIG no HUGE MISTAKE beacase when she wanted them back the master said no and she argued and he sacked her. So she goes to find her mum. When she found her she was sick so hetty took her to hospital unfortunatly her mum died a week later sapphire’s mum was talking to her in her head and said that her dad still lives.

    5out of 5
  2. essiegogo
    on 31 July 2015

    It sounded really good. That book is the only book I haven’t read in the series of Hetty Feather. It is really engaging and I really want to know what happens. If anybody has read all the Hetty Feather I recommend reading Diamond as Hetty Feather comes in to it!

    5out of 5
  3. atkaandsaska123
    on 29 June 2015

    i read chapter 1 it is so good is it so funny how some people call each other different nameds i don’t like it if anyone calls me different name

    5out of 5
  4. Shadowsgirl
    on 3 July 2014

    The book Sapphire Battersea is really enjoyable and sad so I reccoment it to every Jacky fan who loves some tissues beside them when reading books. Read it.

    5out of 5
  5. bookworm823
    on 16 May 2014

    Sapphire Battersea is an amazing book just like Hetty Feather! It is definitely worth reading if you haven’t already because it’s very well written, keeps you hooked, uses lots of interesting vocabulary and much more!

    5out of 5
  6. Magicme11
    on 26 March 2014

    I ‘ve already read the whole collection of Hetty Feather but I am reading them again and I am on this one :):)

    4out of 5
  7. JapaneseStar
    on 20 March 2014

    i thought it was amazing such a complicated life for a 14 year old. Good book thanks Jacky

    5out of 5
  8. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    Sapphire battersea is a sad and heartfelt book but is also very exciting.

    4out of 5
  9. Rumaitha12
    on 9 March 2014

    Thks book was really good

  10. books2000
    on 8 March 2014

    its good

  11. Nickelodeon30
    on 5 October 2013

    I think Sapphire Battersea was very exciting! It was sad aswell.Especially when she finds her mother at last but then the horrible tragity happened!Poor Sapphire!My dad really enjoyed reading this book to me before I go to bed.If I was ever reading it by myself I would have to update him whats happening! I really loved this book!

  12. halimo4139
    on 21 July 2013

    This book is so amazing i cant put it down. It’s first chapter is so good i cant wait to read the whole book. It has been an interesting read. Cant wait to find out what happens next

  13. Emster123
    on 10 July 2013

    This book is absolutely amazing, I’ve only just finished it and it took me 5 days! I am currently reading the 3rd book called emerald star (it is also fantastic!!). This books defiantly lives up to Hetty Feather. In this book hetty is at last freed from the foundling hospital and starts being a servant for a kind old author called mr Buchanan. At first he seems nice and interested in hetty but that soon changes…

    Soon hetty realises that she needs to see and be with her mother, but her mother isn’t all fine and well….

    This book is amazing (as I said before!!) and it’s definitely worth reading. I would recommend this book for 9+ as it can be complicated in places. I would warn people though that the ending isn’t amazing as it leaves on a bit of a cliffhanger!! Please read!!!:):):):):):)

    5out of 5
  14. mrsmadiecate
    on 8 April 2013

    i have only read a couple of pages and watched the trailer, but it is absolutely fantastic!!!!! i just wish i could read more but i cant, i’m hoping to buy it soon though :) i finished Hetty Feather in 1 1/2 days and i hope i can do the same, i read 14 Jacqueline Wilson books in 2 weeks, i can tell you 1 thing for definite, this book is fantastic and i am the absolute number 1 fan of Jacqueline Wilson!!!! believe me if you liked hetty feather, you will LOVE this book!!!!

    Love Crystal Sapphire xxx :)

    5out of 5
  15. jadecherry123
    on 2 April 2013

    soooocool!But if I was Hetty id be good to m.r Buchananam as a servant.Can’t belive dear ida dies can’t wait to read emrald star. FIVE STARS DEVANTLY FROM ME!

    4out of 5
  16. cookie-beauty101
    on 28 March 2013

    its amazing so far and i am reading it! i am borrowing it from a friend but i don’t have it. its getting very interesting but i need to know the price. thanks! ps: i love u so much Jacqueline Wilson!!!!!

    5out of 5
  17. queenie13
    on 8 March 2013

    i love this book very much.its one of my favourite books EVER!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  18. samcharlie123
    on 8 March 2013

    I love the whole Hetty Feather series. This is the 2nd one, and it’s amazing! Even though it has a sad ending, I love it.

    5out of 5
  19. KarlMagic33
    on 8 March 2013

    Really Good!

  20. lmdrld
    on 8 March 2013

    This is second in the trilogy when hetty goes off to find her mum.

  21. bugzy72
    on 7 March 2013

    its a good book

  22. bouncybunny
    on 7 March 2013

    I was really hlad when jaquline wilson bought this one out I really wanted to see what eould happen to hetty ,in this one she gets reiunited with her mother and hetty does.child minding I felt so sorry hetty when her mum died a really good book to read this one is

  23. pawprint2
    on 6 March 2013


    5out of 5
  24. ellie-melay27
    on 5 March 2013

    A great book! absolutely loved it ! if you haven’t read this or the other 2 books, why not? xx

  25. Sherlock25
    on 4 March 2013

    I couldn’t wait to read this book and I’m so glad I did, I recommend it to anyone who has read the first hetty feather book! :)

  26. stupendousteen
    on 4 March 2013

    a great book but not as good as the first one (hetty feather)

    4out of 5
  27. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 4 March 2013

    Hetty Feather (or as she prefers to be known, Sapphire Battersea) has returned. Fourteen years old and her last day at the Foundling Hospital. Soon to be pushed into the harsh, unknown, outside world, she becomes a servant for a sly old man. Hetty tries to be reunited with her mother, but things don’t quite go to plan.

    I found this book really depressing and it really upset me in places. I actually read another review of this book on Amazon, where a woman’s nine-year-old daughter actually burst into tears whilst reading this because it was so sad, and I can almost relate to that. Happy moments in this book were non-existent.

    Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed this book a lot. It was really interesting, the characters were great and well-developed and the plot was gripping. Love the cover too! I was actually late for school one day because I couldn’t put the book down! The only flaw is that I’d start reading the book happily and when I finished I was sad and miserable, and not because it was the end of the book.

    Not a very light-hearted read and not entirely believable in places. Otherwise, though, this was quite a good book. Even though the age rating is 9+ I would recommend it to 11+. I recommend this book to fans of Jacqueline Wilson and fans of the Victorian-era. 3.5/5.

  28. Chocolate66
    on 4 February 2013

    I think this is a fantastic book and the people who haven’t read it you will want :)

    5out of 5
  29. jls1145
    on 4 December 2012

    i loved this book,it was sooo moving.a follow on to hetty feather and i thought it would just end at that,from my review jackie fans should seriously check this book out!! if you dont you are missing out on a great oppitunity !!

  30. Jennicom
    on 14 October 2012

    A sequel to Hetty Feather! Could this be any better?

  31. blondie212
    on 1 September 2012

    I really loved this book. I read this because I read the first one – Hetty Feather and I liked that one too. Sapphire Battersea was better though! I loved it.

    5out of 5
  32. madistar23
    on 29 August 2012

    I love this sequel. A great way to carry on the story!