My Mum Tracy Beaker
A heart-warming tale of unconventional families and unconditional love; the perfect read for Jacqueline Wilson fans, young and old(er).
Shortlisted in the UK Author Category in the National Book Awards 2018!
One of The Observer's Best Children's Books of 2018!
Jacqueline Wilson's bestselling, ultra famous and TOTALLY BRILLIANT Tracy Beaker is BACK!!
Jacqueline Wilson has done it again!
An outstanding portrayal of the UK class divide made accessible to children. I was concerned she might try to make it too modern, but the comments of selfies and Instagram (Even naming a teddy dog Snapchat) were used perfectly and shows how relevant Wilson still is today.
Most notably the book really shows the after effects of being in care:
"Mum can't stand people being late, ...more
This is the first book in years that I have been so excited about, that I purchased it on its release day!
If you don't know, Jacqueline Wilson has played a huge part in not only helping me fall in love with books but also in my formative years as a child and teenager. When I found out that Jacqueline was revisiting the character of Tracey as an adult, I knew it was going to be one I needed to buy.
The novel is so perfectly reminiscent of "old" Jacqueline Wil ...more
This book brought back so many memories for me! The real Tracy Beaker is back with a mini her! Oh dear. Jess is just like her mum but a smaller version. Parts had me laughing at loud, other parts sad. It is a brilliant story with a lovely ending. I loved all the little pict ...more
It was a little cringeworthy in the beginning with them referencing the TV series (even though that's in a whole other canon). And I was like "So what happened first? Tracy becoming an au pair? The kickboxing?" Once the story finally got goi ...more
Life for the pair collides with the past as Tracy falls for Shaun a previous character known as Football for us readers and we see how Jess has to accept and prepare for change as her mum sets to marry him and move from their usual council estate to his mansion house.
Through the story, Cam is there for Jess to open up to as well as Tyrone a boy from school who previously bullies Jess before the pair beco ...more
A great read for the Christmas period.
I won't spoil the story for you ... if you've read enough Wilson books, you'll recognise it anyway ... but it's a good read with engaging characters. A great Christmas pr ...more
"My Mum Tracy Beaker is full of all the things that have made Wilson such a popular writer with young people. It is fun, relatable, and isn’t afraid to show us that real life, quite often, sucks. Tracy still dreams of her fairytale ending but Jess has lower expectations. She is quite content in her little flat with her mother. It’s not the perfect life but it is a happy one. And that’s the point that Wilson has always tried to bring across to her readers. N ...more
I loved the Jacqueline Wilson books growing up, especially the Tracy Beaker series. I still watch the television series now!
When I heard there was going to be another Tracy Beaker book being released, I couldn't wait. My Mum Tracy Beaker transported me right back into my childhood and back into the world of Tracy Beaker. Jacqueline Wilson has yet again created an enjoyable story that highlights important struggles for families in the present day: ...more
However, I loved so many things about this book. I loved reading about Tracy again even though she was all grown up and she w ...more
Yes I read this child’s book featuring a childhood character and I absolutely loved it! ...more