The Dare Game by Jacqueline Wilson

The Dare Game

Written by Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Part of the Tracy Beaker Series

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Tracy Beaker is back! Still living with Cam, her wonderful foster mother, Tracy’s behaviour has not improved! Skipping school, she teams up with two boys to play her favourite of all games – the Dare Game. Soon the dares get out of hand but Tracy discovers great friendship and also learns to value what is really good in her life.


The Dare Game by Jacqueline Wilson

I'm Tracy Beaker, the great inventor of extremely outrageous dares - and I dare you to read a more brilliant story than this! I've bought a big fat purple notebook for writing down all my mega-manic ultra-scary stories in. But especially for my own story, of how my foster-mum, Cam, has turned out to be a real meanie; no designer clothes, when I really need them; a pokey flat, and a horrible new school. No wonder I bunk off...Still, it will have to do until my real mum comes and gets me. And until then, no-one is going to be better at the Dare Game than Tracy Beaker!

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Wilson tackles subjects that other writers shy away from and this meaty read will win her more fans Guardian Thoughtful sequel ... Wilson has a genius for conveying tricky material to those readers who can handle it The Times

About the Author

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson was our Guest Editor in February 2012. Click here to see her selection of books.

Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames. She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first ‘novel’ when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths’ exercise books as she grew up. As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which she was told was named after her!) before turning to writing novels full-time.

Jacqueline is one of the nation’s favourite authors, and her books are loved and cherished by young readers not only in the UK but all over the world. According to a recent Mori poll, Jacqueline was voted English children favourite children’s author. She has sold millions of books and in the UK alone the total stands at over 25 million!

In 2002 Jacqueline was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children’s Laureate. In 2008 she became Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

2011 saw the 20th Anniversary of her best known novel, The Story of Tracy Beaker,which is not only still hugely popular but has given life to two sequels and an award-winning TV series for CBBC.

Click here to download an interview with Jacqueline.

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256 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books) an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

5th October 2006




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