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4.0 out of 5 stars I can totally see why it works for children, 25 Dec. 2011
This review is from: The Story of Tracy Beaker (Paperback)
Jacqueline Wilson is one of the most prolific and successful children's writers ever. She has done an enormous amount, and still does, to write books which engage children, talk to them about the experiences of their lives, and which do not shy away from difficult topics or patronise her readership. She is a champion of children's literature, for which I will be forever grateful. Both my girls read and re-read her books. I decided to give some of her books a whirl as the bits I have read to the girls I have found totally unappealing, but thought I was being rather unfair. I started with this, the classic Wilson. The problem I have with this book is that I am far too old to find it entertaining in any way, or to find Tracy anything other than annoying. To give credit where credit is due, Wilson writes about Tracy with sensitivity and a fine ability to make her interesting for children to read about, but also a complex, human figure. I can see why the books are so successful, but I really don't like them myself, which is probably just as well.
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