The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
Published January 27, 2012
- Author Jacqueline Wilson
I read this a) because it’s on the reading list and b) because I needed something very light and fluffy after the epic novel The Stand. You couldn’t get more different! I’ve read it before, though, when I was much younger. I remember loving the questionnaire style opening so much that I wrote down all the questions and answered them myself.
The beauty of this book is that Tracy is really a very cheeky, obnoxious little girl, but brilliantly loveable at the same time. I’ve followed her through this book, plus watched her adventures on TV, and you just get under her skin enough to care, but still remain far enough away that she continues to surprise. At times you wonder why on earth Cam keeps coming back, but then you turn the page and the humour and joy of it all makes sense.
I also really like the ending. It’s content enough, but not a definitive happy ever after that would potentially be unbelievable.