Monday, 14 July 2014

The Story of Tracy Beaker (Tracy Beaker #1) by Jacqueline Wilson

The Book
Release Date: 1 July 1992

No. 31 - The BIG Read

'I'm Tracy Beaker. This is a book all about me. I'd read it if I were you. It's the most incredible dynamic heart-rending story. Honest.'

Tracy is ten years old. She lives in a Children's Home but would like a real home one day, with a real family. Meet Tracy, follow her story and share her hopes for the future in this beautifully observed, touching and often very funny tale, all told in Tracy's own words.

Shortlisted for the 1991 Smarties Prize, this story aims to be both moving and entertaining. 10-years-old Tracy tells of her life in a children's home, and how much she would like a real home and a real family.

My Opinion  4 STARS
This book is told from the point of view of a very feisty 10 year old who has lived in care homes and foster homes most of her life and is struggling with making friends, she also has a bit of a temper.

Tracy has a very vivid imagination and it would also appear that she likes to write and draw pictures in her diary/autobiography book.  the print is fairly large and the book is also filled will little sketches and letters that she has with a visiting writer.

It is a book most suited to younger readers than The Illustrated Mum, however as an adult is was still an enjoyable book to read, helping me relive what it was like to be that age again.

It was told so well that you could actually believe that a 10 year old had written it as her diary.

Really enjoyed it.

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