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The Dare Game
by Jacqueline Wilson (more about Jacqueline Wilson) 626/44 illustrated by Nick Sharratt
first published 2000
Humour for ages 8 to 11 published by Doubleday
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £9.34, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
8/10 You are working hard. Well done.
What's it about?
Watch out world, the fast talking, dare-devil star of 'The Story of Tracey Beaker' is back! What will she get up to this time?
What happens?
Having spent most of the last book persuading Cam, a young writer, to foster her. Tracey starts this new story not very happy with the way her plans have worked out. Cam won't spend huge sums of money on her, the flat they share is small and dingy and Tracey's new school is awful. Bunking off school Tracey makes two friends who are also having problems with the way things are going in their lives, but Tracey's real problems start when her natural mother turns up out of the blue to reclaim her daughter. Will this be a happy ending for Tracey?
Is it easy to read?
As always the book is easily read, but the content requires some maturity and the ability to think through the implications of what we are being told.
Anything else?
I have to say this is a brilliant story, in fact I dare not say it! Once again Jacqueline Wilson has written a wonderfully witty and yet thought provoking story for her eager readers. We see how getting the things you think you want does not always mean you get the things that will be best for you and that all relationships need to be worked on by both people. As with all her other books there is a lot to think about here and I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as I did.
Other books by Jacqueline Wilson include Bad Girls, Best Friends, Buried Alive!, Cliffhanger, Connie and the Water Babies, Double Act, Dustbin Baby, Girls in Love, Girls Out Late, Girls Under Pressure, Glubbslyme, How to Survive Summer Camp, Lizzie Zipmouth, Lola Rose, Midnight, My Brother Bernadette, Secrets, Sleepovers, The Bed and Breakfast Star, The Cat Mummy, The Illustrated Mum, The Lottie Project, The Mum-Minder, The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Suitcase Kid, The Werepuppy, Twin Trouble, Vicky Angel.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
Tracy Beaker, the Great Inventor of Extremely Outrageous Dares, returns in a sequel to "The Story of Tracy Beaker."
And what do you think?
Bryony Frost, Hailsham
I really enjoyed this book because I love the way that it is full of excitement.
Clare, Howard junior school
I like the book because lots of good bits in it like when she jumped out of the window onto the tree.
Kayleigh, manor park primary school
i think it is a really fantastic book ,it's about Tracy Beacker .and her new foster mum,and she meets her real mum and goes to live with her mum. and her mum gets a boyfriend agian and Tracy runs away from her mum. IT'S THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!
Kimberley Ewles, Bourne Grammar School
This book is the best I have read from the books of Jaqueline Wilson. I t has lots of humour in it and makes me laugh on all the pages I have read. I love the charactor of Tracy Beaker because she is lively and wild and makes me laugh. Football and 'Gherk
Michelle Taylor, St.Andrews School
This is a book for about 8 years and on. It is about a young girl whose mother leaves her in a children's home. The girl is eager to get out so she begs a lady called Cam to take her home. But when she goes to live with her things do not go as she planned
Rebecca Menzler & Sabina Jump, Croftlands,Ulverston.
Its a funny book and we love it .
Susan Harrison, Amazon.co.uk
Just when you think Jacqueline Wilson cannot possibly get any better, back she comes with another book to knock your socks off--in this instance, it is the return of one of Wilson's greatest heroines, Tracy Beaker. The Story of Tracy Beaker introduced us
Susan Ho, St.Andrew's School, Eastbourne
It was about a girl that hasn't seen her mum for years and lives in a foster home, one day she
meets her mum but the second day she knows her mum's boy friend doesn't like her....?
Trisha Khatri, MLC School Burwood
The dare game is an absoluty spectacular books where a 8 year old girl bears with her mother leaving her in a nursing home and going off to become a filmstar. Instead she ends up with a foster mother. She doesn't seem too impressed with her foster mother
Princess Morven Lean, Dundee High School
The book completely rocked,it was so realistic and funny these Jacqueline Wilson book's,are a girls best friend!
Rebekah McFadyean, Moorpark Primary
This about daredevil Tracey Beaker and her new freinds, Alex and football. While trying to get on with her foster mum Cam. This a really funny book. I liked it because because it made me use my imagination. I felt as though I was there. Anyone who likes t More...
Nikki Barr, Moorpark Primary
This is my favourite book. It is about a little girl who always gets bullied. Her mum left her when she was 3 years old. She tells everyone her mum is famous, but she"s not. I like this book because it is funny and sad. The characters are realistic. Trace More...
Amelia Jones, Grimoldby Primary school
Best book ever. Must be read!!!!!!
sarah, st.marys school banbury
This book is exciting because it has got a catchy end too. It is brillant.
Emily, Neasden Primary School
Traceys mum comes unexpectedly to the dumping ground and Tracey can"t wait to go with her. Unfortunately her mum leaves her alone and Tracey runs away.
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