Book Reviews

#12ReviewsOfXmas #Day10 #BookReview #ChildrensBook Cookie By Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Corgi Childrens
ISBN13: 978-0552558310
Genre: Children’s Fiction (9-11 Years)
Release date: 02 07 2009
Price*: Kindle £4.99 (GBP)/  Paperback £5.29 (GBP)
Kindle $11.99 (USD)/ Paperback $14.76 (USD)
Pages: ~ 336
My rating: I really liked it.
You can get this book here:
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What I learned from this book: Practice makes it perfect
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Description of the book: Beauty Cookson is no beauty. She’s a plain, timid girl who constantly feels inferior to the super-confident, snooty girls at school. Worse than the teasing in the playground, though, is the unpredictable, hurtful criticism from her father. Beauty and her meek, sweet mother live in uneasy fear of his fierce rages, sparked whenever they break one of his fussy house rules.

Eventually, after an unbearable birthday party and the very real threat of Dad’s out-of-control temper, Mum and Beauty run away. Finding themselves in a quiet, idyllic seaside village, their newfound freedom and a moment of culinary inspiration give them a hobby, an income and even a new nickname for Beauty. Can they begin a happier, sweeter life – without Dad?

How this book made me feel: The protagonist in this book is Beauty, and oh boy she has a lot of problems because of her name. 😀 Beauty lives in a beautiful house with her very controlling father and a very weak mother. She is being bullied everywhere, at school because of her name, at home by her control-freak father. Beauty is very mature for her age, and her life is pretty difficult. I was very angry at Beauty’s mother, how can she tolerate so much mental abuse and bullying!

The first part of the book made me really upset and disappointed, but I thoroughly enjoyed the second part. The right choices were made, the new beginning was happening, how it was supposed to be. 🙂 The topics discussed in this book are bullying at school and at home, controlling and abusive father, weak mother, wish to fit in, confidence issues, and many more.

I liked the way this book was written, it gives hope and a chance to start over. I absolutely loved the setting of the book, especially in the second part. The chapters have a medium length, and I was not bored by the story it told. I loved the ending of this book, I think it rounded the story very nicely.

So, to conclude, I liked the development and the metamorphosis of the characters. The plot is quite brutal at times, but it does show that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as long as you make good decisions. I recommend this book, I think it is inspiring and relatable. I hope you will like it as much as I did. 🙂

Thank You for Your time! ❤

About the author: Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain’s bestselling and most beloved children’s authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold. As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings.

Website: http://www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk / Facebook: @jacquelinewilsonfanclub / Twitter: @FansofJWilson

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