Elsa, Pippa (her step sister), Hank (her step baby brother), Mack (her step dad), Mum and Naomi are the main characters but people like the manager of the hotel and other guests at the hotel are side characters. The other characters are the TV crew.
Elsa and her family get so poor that they have to stay at a special hotel which is called the Royal Hotel but isn’t very posh at all. One day a TV crew come to film some of the children for a charity show about poor children and their families. Elsa is very talkative and the cast get tired of her so they ask her about her friends. She goes and gets her best friend, Naomi, to be interview but Naomi’s family won’t talk to Elsa because they are told to leave the hotel all as the interview made the hotel sound bad (even though it was terrible) at the end Elsa becomes a hero.
I think it was funny when she tells jokes to some people who like them and become her friend.
I think the worst part is when Elsa starts writing jokes all over the lavatory walls about her step dad and doesn’t own up to the owner of the hotel.
This book is for 9 – 12 year olds because it might upset little children with the smacking and hitting and some of the words are quite mild.