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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling; New Ed edition (3 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440867584
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440867586
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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In this four-cassette audio book Jacqueline Wilson's The Dare Game is read in unabridged form by Sandi Toksvig.

Just when you think Wilson cannot get any better, back she comes with another book to knock your socks off. This one marks the return of one of her greatest heroines, Tracy Beaker.

The Story of Tracy Beaker introduced us to a mischievous 10-year-old girl coping with life in a children's home, lurching from one foster home to another and waiting for her ever-so-glamorous mum to come and take her away from it all. The Dare Game picks up where The Story of Tracy Beaker left off, with Tracy firmly ensconced in the home of foster mother Cam, a creative sort who was instantly drawn to the troubled child and fought for the right to take care of her.

Tracy thought things would be perfect with Cam but the reality is tough. After all, it's hardly fair that Cam refuses to buy her foster-daughter designer clothes and give her loads of money, now is it? So the petulant Tracy bunks off school and hides out in her secret place to avoid being teased by the other pupils and to stop herself from strangling Vomity Bagley, the English teacher. But one day her haven is disturbed by two very different boys, each dealing with their own problematic family lives. The three form a friendship based on playing The Dare Game, a game that gets more dangerous as Tracy's life becomes even more unsettled.

Trying to find new words to describe Wilson's writing is almost impossible--almost every review of any of her books is sure to feature "touching, funny and beautifully observed". The Dare Game is no exception. Tracy Beaker is a classic Wilson heroine--troubled, feisty and fired by humour, hope and true grit--and this superb novel is knock-'em-dead proof that Jacqueline Wilson is simply the best. The cassettes run for four hours and 50 minutes. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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)

"Without doubt the finest writer for the 8-12 age group we have, I dare you to miss this one" (Books Etc)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Oct. 2001
Format: Paperback
I thought the Dare Game was an INCREDIBLE book! Jacqueline Wilson deals with things that could, and probably are happening to children somewhere. In this story Tracy has to decide whether she would like to carry on living with foster mum cam (she complains about her never buying her designer clothes and living in a poky little flat) or start living with her mum-the famous Carly Beaker! Its Tracy's dream come true-or so she thought. When Tracy goes to stay for the weekend with her mum, she leaves her by herself, and Tracy becomes scared. Then, the next morning Carly tells Tracy that she wont be here next weekend as she has been 'offered a part in a movie she really cant resist'. The truth is that she has been asked out to the races for the weekend with her boyfriend!
Another problem in Tracy's life at the mo is school, she cant STICK miss Vomit Bagley so she bunks off. To this special house where she meets up with these two boys, Football and Alexander. Football is (as you've probably guesses) obbsessed with football-he has been excluded from school. Alex gets bullied and is a bit wet and wimpy, though he is still a good friend to Tracy, even though they are so different!...
You will definatly enjoy this book, though it does help if you have already read The Story Of Tracy Beaker!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 April 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a fabulous follow up to "The Story of Tracy Beaker". In this book Tracy has matured slightly, but still has the same carefee attitude tolife! Tracy doesn't much fancy her life with Cam any more, and soon she begins to bunk off school and be nasty and cheeky at home. She is determined that Cam hates her, and this is a very real situation which thousands of children experience. When her mum turns up, Tracy can't wait, but after meeting her a couple of times, she starts to realise that appearences can be deceptive - her mum has been away for so long that she doesn't really know Tracy any more. With a little help from her new friends, Football and Alexander, she begins to realise that her mum isn't as perfect as she thought, and when her mum decieves her to get away with her new boyfriend by telling lies, Tracy finally accepts what she had ben hiding from for so long - she would be much better off with Cam and that her mum isn't what she expected, wanted, or neded. In the end, she finds real love and affection in Cam and the story ends really well. Jacquline Wilson is a master at capturing the true visions and opinions of children and confronts issues which many authors are too scared to hint at. This is a fabulous book - read it!
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Growing up I loved Jacqueline Wilson and recently decided to re-read her book, The Dare Game, the second instalment of Tracy Beaker, the most famous Jacqueline Wilson character there is, life.

The Dare Game is about Tracy's new step in life. She has moved out of the dumping ground and in with Cam and couldn't be happier! However, she has the want and desire to be loved and wanted by her mum, and luckily for Tracy, her mum actually turns up this time and Tracy is torn between the two. Throughout the book, Tracy is exposed to new places and embarks on new things whilst she is finding where she belongs and finds her own acceptance within other characters. However, will she realise that home is where the heart is? Or will she settle for a new unfound place?

Jacqueline Wilson touches brilliantly on the life of a child in care. She subtly adds the idea that care homes aren't always horrible, however the children still have the ongoing feeling of not feeling accepted and not feeling loved, therefore they act out or want something more. I think that she has strongly shown this idea and revelation in this book considering she has grown Tracy up and adapted her vividly.

Tracy is known for being loud and daring, however in this book she seems to have settled. Yes, she is still loud and daring, but not so much. She seems to have grown up a little. When mentioning her mum she realises that her mum isn't a Hollywood star and 'who is she kidding?' is often a question that Tracy asks herself. This shows how Tracy has grown and adapted, a nice touch from Jacqueline as it means that you feel Tracy has grown alongside you. Jacqueline Wilson has also added new characters so you can see how Tracy bonds and applies her social skills to them.
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By Bacchus TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 April 2009
Format: Paperback
I first read this book after watching the TV series. It got me thinking about the children I was at primary school with who lived in children's homes or in foster care. They were always the ones who would be disruptive in class and were low achievers. I remember one particularly unpleasant boy (whom I presume to have lived in foster care much of the time I knew him) who once boasted that his mother had got a new boyfriend who was a pilot in the US Air Force (a large number of US personnel were stationed near to us in East Anglia) and he was going to take him on a trip in a jet plane. I remember at the time feeling really envious; it sounded much more exciting than my life. In truth, of course, it is not presents and excitement children need but stability with parental figures they can trust. I think this tension is expressed beautifully and hilariously in The Dare Game.

I am reading this book for a second tiem, this time to my 7 year old daughter and she is loving it. As well as enjoying a cracking story together, we also get to talk about the relationships and ideas thrown up by the book.

I love the subtety of the writing; the way that Tracy Beaker often behaves in an obnoxious way to avoid facing up to certain truths about her life. The way she fantasises about her mother and casually abuses her foster carer is heartbreaking to read but it is presented in such a breezy manner by Jacqueline Wilson that the message is not laid on too heavily.

Highly recommended.
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