“ Author: Jacqueline Wilson / Format: Paperback / Date of publication: 05 October 2006 / Genre: Children's General Fiction / Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK / Title: The Story of Tracy Beaker / ISBN 13: 9780440867579 / ISBN 10: 0440867579 „
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The Story of Tracy Beaker is one of Jacqueline Wilson's most popular books.
It is centred around a mischievous ten year old, Tracy Beaker. In the 'dumping ground', where she lives she enjoys pulling endless pranks on the other children and adults.
My favourite character is Tracy as she has a vivid imagination and comes up with some great ideas for revenge, especially towards her enemy, Justine Littlewood. I believe by showing Tracy as a confident child on the outside and a vulnerable child on the inside it made the characters feel very real. She never gets upset though, it's hayfever!
The story keeps you wanting more all the way though. Who wouldn't want to know Tracy's next master plan?
The story has some funny and sad parts giving it a good balance. Tracy is often upset after waiting by the window for her mum to arrive but her mother doesn't care about Tracy. Other times she can be busy making children eat worms. YUK.
At the beginning of the book there is an 'about me' section about Tracy which is a unique way to start a book and helps you to get to know a character before jumping into the story.
I really enjoyed reading Tracy Beaker and love watching the tv series now.