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Cookie [Kindle Edition]

Jacqueline Wilson , Nick Sharratt
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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 new-found 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?

A charming, page-turning and heart-warming story from this beloved author.

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"Hugely popular with seven to ten year olds: she should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance" (Independent on Sunday)

"Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues" (The Bookseller)

"A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety" (The Times)

"A natural storyteller" (Guardian)


'Wilson’s talent shows again in this novel with strong, compelling characters and a plot that makes the book hard to put down.' (School Library Journal)

'[Wilson] has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues.' (The Bookseller)

'A natural storyteller.' (The Guardian)

'Wilson’s extraordinary strength is the reliable, deeply comforting nature of her fiction, in which tough subjects are made approachable for younger readers.' (Kirkus Reviews)

'Dame Wilson’s fluid mastery of realistic family-and-friend problems is clear in this title.' (Booklist)

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2349 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0552558311
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital (26 Jan. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RS3LW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,826 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jacqueline Wilson is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. The Illustrated Mum was chosen as British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for Double Act, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. In June 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was made a Dame.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is great! 10 Feb. 2009
A Kid's Review
I'm a ten year old girl reading Jacqueline Wilson's books. She is my favourite author and I've read nearly all her books. This book can be very emotional at times and be very funny too! I'd recommend this book for people 8+. This is my favourite Jacqueline Wilson book and I can't wait for her next one. I couldn't put it down! Its one of those books you get addicted to. If you like Cookie then I'd recommend My Sister Jodie and Candyfloss. So if I were you I'd get it!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best jacqueline wilson novel 8 Jun. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I thought this book was OK at first. However, I have glasses, green eyes, brown hair and am short so this book was basically saying I was 'ugly' because I'm not stereotypically a barbie? And Skye who looks like this, is a bully. ISn't that a bit of a cliche? Also, the story line is a less exciting version of Lola Rose really.
I don't see how not liking pets is so bad, of course her dad is strict but how is that so dreadful Beauty has to run away? And then her dad is forgotten about while BEauty gets a bad haircut while her mum does some cooking and the ending is too perfect.
However , the writing style was good and it was excitable, and I got a free cookie tin. ^_^
Overall an average book but not JW's best. I recomend Lola Rose if you want a book with a similar plot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cookie ~ delicious or rubbish? 26 Feb. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Well, I first read this book after loaning it from my school's library, and I was rather taken with it~so much so that I read it twice in a matter of days. It was undoubtedly one of my favourite books, after all of the Harry Potter series and one or two of Jacqueline W.'s other numbers. In fact, I liked it so much I wanted to read it again on meh Kindle. Now, time to get down to the nitty~gritty...
*Warning ~ spoilers!*

The Good...
I liked how poor Beauty was portrayed, quivering under the thumb of her horrible father along with her caring mother (who pleasantly surprised me by turning out quite good but often a bit irritatingly dim (see my little niggles below)) and also how the house was described ~ I could picture it in my mind as I read! Sam sounds lovely, as does Lily, but the idea of a twelve year old watching a kid's program is kinda weird *let us conveniently forget that time I watched Chuggington then*...
I did really like the character of Mike and the whole seaside part was blissful, albeit very unrealistic.

The Bad...
By the way, these are all rather minor and tedious but they annoyed me somewhat. Beauty's mum, I found, was a bit stupid and let her daughter take over far far far too much. Does this happen in real life? Probably not as much as JW thinks it does. Also, Skye seems to be miraculously similar to some other mean~girl stereotypes in JW's books... Rhiannon from Candlyfloss, Chloe from Sleepovers, and I am very sure there are more that I cannot remember or haven't read yet. Hmm...
Birthday. Poor little Birthday. Why did you die so young? I was nearly in tears when that sweet little rabbit died and believe me I do not cry over books often. Gerry was so horrible to do that to his own daughter!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cookie 14 Dec. 2008
A Kid's Review
Cookie is a great book. Its about a girl called Beauty and she is not the prettiest girl. Skye is a mean person at school and makes up new nicknames for her nearly everyday. For example, Ugly, Wobblybum, Curlynob, Snotty-Swotty and a lot of other things. But apart from the teasing at school, Beauty is also having trouble at home with her dad. He always goes in a rant with Beauty and her mum. So they move to a beach called Rabbit Cove.They have a wonderful time with an artist called Mark. Could this change Beauty's life completely?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun, but a quick read for older children 23 April 2010
By Callie
This book tells the story of a girl named Beauty Cookson, who unfortunately isn't very beautiful at all. The girls at her school are all mean to her as her shy, distant personality makes her an easy target. She lives with her mum and her agressive dad; who is constantly firing abuse at poor Beauty. Beauty's mum tries to invent a new nickname for her beloved daughter, by making Cookies. She thinks this will encourage the other girls at school to call beauty 'Cookie.' When Beauty and her mum's life becomes a living hell at the hands of beauty's dad, they decided to start a new life togther elsewhere.

I thought this was a good easy read. I could easily sink my nose into this book and wouldn't get bored; however, at the same time this book hasn't got a very exciting storyline, and I wouldn't recommend it to those wanting a thrill read.
This book is sutiable for ages 8+. Being 13, I quickly and easily read my way through this book. I recommend it to girls who enjoy reading, and others who love Jacqueline Wilson's work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cookie by Jacqueline Wilson. 30 Sept. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The moment I finished this book I wanted more. Jacqueline Wilson is amazing. How can anyone meet Michael Morpourgo standards other than Hillary McKay! This is a must read for 10-12 year olds.

WARNING-:; If you like Jaqueline Wilson, try not to stop reading her books for a long time as you will get bored of her the moment your head goes in the book.

This book is about a girl called Beauty Mercedes Cookson. She gets bullied a lot by the girls at school because of her name. She eventually makes a semi-friend called Rhona. However her best friend is Beauty' s arch nemisis.

This is an amazing book for people who like Lola rose.


Beauty eventually gets a dream come true. It has something to do with a white bunny, a telly presenter. And if your like me you'll guess exactly what this ending is.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book!!!!!
It is absolutely amazing and it is a really good story! I loved it from start to finish!! Must read!!!! Totally worth the money!! AMAZING!!!! # bestjaquelinewilsonbookever
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Published 6 days ago by mrs cheryl a schroven
5.0 out of 5 stars Cookie
I chose 5 stars because:
This book deserves it it's phenomenal

I liked: How jaquline made this book fell so realistic
I disliked: NOTHING

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Published 13 days ago by Lia mae
5.0 out of 5 stars Cookie
I loved this book! Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharatt have yet again created an amazing "must read"! Cookie really illustrates how a girl, who has anxiety about her weight, feels. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Byron D. Nilsson
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent novel!
I was surprised at first of how much I was getting into the story but after a few chapters, I was well and truly hooked!
Published 1 month ago by claire smith
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad ending
I was enjoying the book and It sort of just ended I would definitely like to know what happens next
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. C. Nash
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad but happy
Amazing! Is a bit sad, but has one of the most happiest endings!
Jacquline Wilson is definetly an amazing author
Published 1 month ago by different view
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
this book is the best so far jw best book...i have onley red 4 and a bit and this is one of which i can not put down. it has everything it needs to be a great book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sav
4.0 out of 5 stars Cooie
I loved this book , though it made me hungry thinking about all those cookies. Yum yum cookies

I think dilly should start her own cookie shop with beauty
Published 1 month ago by cookiecrumble
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
i liked this book because it was interesting but it was sad because the dad was very meen to every one . So they run away . Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sarah Melrose
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