This is a review by my ten year old daughter Gemma:
Jacqueline Wilson is my favourite author of all time. I love every one of her books but Tracy Beaker is the one of the best.
Tracy Beaker is a 10 year old girl, (same age as me), who is in a children's home. Tracy is a troubled girl with big anger issues who everyone despises. She has no dad and an apparent famous actor mum. The home, known as the Dumping Ground, is full of children who think Tracy is a nutcase for believing she has a famous mum, but she's convinced her mum is somewhere out there in Hollywood. Without any friends or a mum or dad to look after her she is really bored, until one day, an author called Camilla, (who likes to be known as Cam), visits the children's home. Tracy likes Cam and wishes she was her mum. She thinks Cam feels the same, but has she got the wrong idea? If not will her future be bright?
An exciting first book in the terrific Tracy Beaker trilogy.
You might think that the subject matter means this is a gloomy story, but I thought the book was brilliant and packed with lots fun and the ideas keep flowing as the story continues. It's a real page turner and a very bright book. I recommend The Story Of Tracy Beaker for ages 8-13, but I think anyone could enjoy it.