Bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson knows exactly the ways in which Beauty Cookson feels insecure. It’s hard enough fitting in at school where she’s horribly teased by the cool crowd, but she has even more difficulties at home where she seems to be a constant disappointment to her father. Luckily her mum loves her to bits and keeps her confidence going. But, can Mum and Beauty stand up to Dad? Cookie gets to the heart of a tough family situation and makes sure there is a satisfying ending.
Beauty Cookson is no beauty. She's a plain, timid girl surrounded by super-confident, snooty girls at school. Worse than the teasing in the playground, though, is the unpredictable criticism from her father. Eventually, after an unbearable birthday party and a very real fear that Dad's temper is out of control, Mum and Beauty run away.
|Publication date:||2nd July 2009|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
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.One of ...More About Jacqueline Wilson
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