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Beauty Cookson is no beauty – and her scary Dad is always telling her so. He’s a fussy, bullying tyrant who constantly puts her and Mum down. And when a birthday party goes very wrong, Mum and Beauty realise that Dad is out of control. They need to get away before he hurts them. So Mum and Beauty run away… and start a new life in an idyllic seaside resort. There, they find a new-found freedom, a hobby, an income, and even a new nickname for Beauty. All of Beauty’s dreams are finally coming true – and she deserves it! This wonderfully heartwarming novel from Jacqueline Wilson is the inspirational story of a girl freeing herself from abuse and discovering her true strengths.

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Corgi Childrens

Date published

July 2nd, 2009

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.4; Middle years; 9.0 points

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  • 308 pages



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  1. Opeyemi Animashaun
    on 8 December 2009


    I saw this book in school and it was a diffrent heading at the back. And i got the book called Sleepover and it is a diffrent version but this website is really good because you can get books cheaper here and you can find more books her than in my school.

    5out of 5

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  1. Casie321
    on 7 April 2018

    A great book ! 10/10

    5out of 5
  2. Swoopingowls
    on 5 July 2017

    This was a ace book

    5out of 5
  3. foreverdogs
    on 21 April 2016

    OMG!! I love this book. 😆

    5out of 5
  4. sanjayizawesome
    on 12 January 2016

    This book is so awesome . I have read it three times as i enjoyed it so much.

    5out of 5
  5. diamondforever786
    on 3 February 2015

    I love this book! It makes me hungry ♥

  6. Daisy05
    on 18 June 2014

    I loved this book it is really good it really explains as if Jacqueline got treated like this when she was a child.

    5out of 5
  7. Olympia20046
    on 20 March 2014

    soo good loved it

    5out of 5
  8. Emma111
    on 19 March 2014

    Really good book! Reccommended for ages 6-10

  9. alibaba4
    on 8 March 2014

    A interesting read!

    4out of 5
  10. books2000
    on 8 March 2014

    its good

  11. AngelofDeath
    on 7 March 2014

    I think this book is quite inspiring. Jacqueline wilson wrote a masterpiece as usual.

  12. bookgirl03
    on 7 March 2014

    i have read this a week or 2 ago and i recommended it to all my friends and some parts really caught me at the heart like i cried about birthday and screamed at the book at the dad he sucks if he was real i would hope he would die in HELL. Skye was sooooo mean but at least her mother really cared i hated the big monster bunny he was gross i liked Rhona a lot and i hope there might be like a cookie part 2 thats all

        Bookgirl03 xXx
    5out of 5
  13. bookaholic202
    on 7 March 2014

    Cookie’s dad is really scary but Cookie and her mom run away. Great read.

  14. heart29
    on 6 March 2014

    Another fabulous page turning book by Jacqueline!

    4out of 5
  15. ElsieJW
    on 6 March 2014

    This book is filled with surprises

  16. Booklover0109
    on 5 March 2014

    This book was perfect for me with all it’s drama

    5out of 5
  17. TheUltimateBookcase
    on 17 October 2013

    I love this book! It actually made me cry at the end and during the book. This is a must-read. I’d recommend this book for children and teens 9-14 years.

    5out of 5
  18. boblywobly609
    on 5 October 2013

    Its nice and surprising

    5out of 5
  19. samcharlie123
    on 8 March 2013

    I love this book! Another really good one by Jacky.


    5out of 5
  20. KarlMagic33
    on 8 March 2013

    Really Good!

  21. skatypotaty
    on 7 March 2013

    Loved it!!! Amazing story line and i love all the jaqueline wilson books

    5out of 5
  22. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 6 March 2013

    Read this a few years ago when it was first published and loved it! 5/5

  23. xxChocolateBoxGirlxx
    on 5 March 2013

    This is the first book I bought from the scholastic book fair and I really really liked it. I read it 5 times.It is about a girl called Beauty who wishes she had a better name. Her father is a rich man with a big house and her mum is very kind but only knows how to cook toast.Beauty`s dad is a harsh man who shouts at her mum and her. He tells Beauty about her weight, ask her why she cant be like the other girls at her school like sky.Sky and her friends are really mean to Beauty and don’t like her one bit. They think shes fat and ugly.But she does make a friend with a girl called rhoanda

  24. PrincessLeyla
    on 5 March 2013


    5out of 5
  25. Sherlock25
    on 4 March 2013

    Another book that I could read over and over again, at first it is sad but cookie gets her happy ending with her mum, great read:)

  26. bouncybunny
    on 4 March 2013

    I liked this I liked it when beautys mum finly left the dad and whent to rabbits cove . I enjoyed it when beauty/cookie got to meet sam and make friends

  27. DSherwin924
    on 23 February 2013

    This book was coooooooooooookie love it.

  28. booklover-2004
    on 16 November 2012

    A touching story but sad at the same time. I really recomend it. This book is just another one of jaqueline wilsons fantastic books

  29. Wildcat95
    on 2 September 2012

    LOVED IT !!!!!!!!!!!! <3

    5out of 5
  30. migit1
    on 4 March 2012

    beatifully written story!!!

    any girl would instantly fall in love with this book!!!

  31. la1397
    on 3 March 2012

    Cookie by Jacqueline Wilson, is by far one of my favourite books. It’s a little old for me now, but I can read it over and over, and never get bored. The plot lines are thrilling, and yet not too over the top, and the weay it’s written makes you want to be best friends with beauty, and come in and help her save the day. A magnifincent read, for all ages in my opinion. :)

  32. pilgrim55
    on 2 March 2012


  33. lids
    on 1 March 2012


  34. cowmoo1170
    on 1 March 2012

    Not her best, I think it gets slightly dull but try it

    3out of 5
  35. indigobeam
    on 1 March 2012

    Cookie is such an un-expected read. I found it so different to Jacqueline’s other books. It has more of an adventurous plot line, and a more complicated story, yet it is still fantastic and brilliantly written. This is one of Wilson’s best books.

  36. AyshaM231299
    on 1 March 2012

    I absolotley loved the book Cookie because it was about a girl who was being teased on and she became popular. Her name is Beauty Cookson and her mum suppots her in evrything she does wheras her dad is very mean and vilent and her mum and Beauty go away to Rabbit Cove. They live there happily sellig cookies becuse Beauty’s new nickname is Cookie

    5out of 5
  37. Loobys
    on 8 February 2012

    Ive never heard of it before but I despretly really want to read it.

  38. Ilovebooks99
    on 27 August 2011


    5out of 5
  39. pingudasiy1
    on 7 July 2011

    Her dad wass so horrid por love her

    5out of 5
  40. navyajose
    on 5 July 2011

    i love this book it is so good

    5out of 5
  41. pawprint2
    on 19 June 2011


    5out of 5
  42. phia3008
    on 3 June 2011

    hi everyone this is one of jacqueline wilson’s best books ever! but if your sensitive then please do not read this. very emotinal! from phia3008 x

    5out of 5
  43. Sdlee
    on 21 May 2011

    i loved the book it was sooooooo interesting and it was nice that beauty and her mum found somewhere to live in the end

    5out of 5
  44. hkubica
    on 21 May 2011

    This book shows the true meaning of friendship, family and having fun! You can be what and who you want to. If you want a good read, pick up this book-You won’t wan’t to put it down!!!

    5out of 5
  45. bellawhite
    on 5 May 2011

    kinda loved it:\

    3out of 5
  46. Candycane11
    on 10 April 2011


    5out of 5
  47. coolkid31
    on 9 April 2011

    i love this book it is so cool

  48. toastandbutter
    on 22 March 2011




    5out of 5
  49. cherry17
    on 3 March 2011

    This book is about a girl called cookie and her family. Cookies dad does not treat cookie and her mum very well. So they decide it’s time to move on and move out… Prepare for a little tear of happiness!!!!!

    5out of 5
  50. gethi
    on 3 March 2011

    I feel sorry for Cookie’s hamster!

    5out of 5
  51. lolarox1234567
    on 12 February 2011

    brilliant!!!!!!! whoever says this is rubbish has to go 2 the docter soon

  52. ilovepopcornmmm
    on 5 February 2011

    this book was a bit sad so if you luv animals dont reed it sireosly. i do no how to spel i jus cant be botherd.

    3out of 5
  53. aamina786riaz
    on 9 January 2011

    this was a really good book i love the way she did the twist

    on 17 November 2010

    this book was so good it only took me a day to read it!!!

  55. hihellogreetings
    on 4 October 2010

    this is about a fat babyish over sesitive lump.its weird

    2out of 5
  56. EmilyAlice
    on 20 September 2010

    This book is a marvelouss one~! It has alot of discription and exciting parts too it!

    5out of 5
  57. BookxLoverx11
    on 8 August 2010

    I really loved this book and it shows not everyone is as kind as most people assume. This is the book that has everything, suspense and words that tug at your heartstrings to make you laugh and cry. And that`s the talent that makes Jaqueline Wilson my fave author.

    5out of 5
  58. RoseRunningHorse
    on 20 June 2010

    It is a fantastic read and everyone should read it .i am 14 and I still loved it.It is for age sp from 8. 10 out of 10

    5out of 5
  59. vanessa11
    on 7 May 2010

    If i was Beauty i would be pretty scared of her dad . I think Beauty and her mum deserved to start a new life at Rabbit Cove.I would highly recommend this book xHaleemah

    4out of 5
  60. ilovebooks19
    on 15 April 2010

    Cookie is a brilliant book I enjoyed it so much!

    It was quite sad, though.

    I would recomend for people that are confident readers [and people who can controll their emotions!]

    5out of 5
  61. hatman
    on 19 January 2010

    This book is a lovely story and is very touching.

    4out of 5
  62. Cupcakekid11
    on 21 December 2009

    In my opinion, the BEST JW book!! So, If you like Jacquilene Wilson books…. BUY IT!!!!!!!! =D

    Stephanie x

    5out of 5
  63. misschlobo97
    on 12 October 2009

    Beauty Cookson is no beauty! She’s ordinary, shy and nothing like those confident posh girls at her school. They’ve even come up with a new name for her…Ugly! What’s worse is that Beauty and her mum live in fear of Dad’s rages. Any little thing could set him off- good mood or not. But Beauty and her mum discover a new hobby: baking cookies. This is an excellent book! I was so upset about the way Beauty’s dad talked to her mum – no respect! – and the fact that they couldn’t even enjoy living in a beautiful house because of his stupid house rules.

    The characters are warm, funny, unusual and different. I love the way all the characters develop and grow (Mum and Beauty) and some that never learn (Dad).

    All in all this is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Beauty may be no beauty; but she’s kind, different, intelligent and caring. A must read! I recommend it to everyone

    5out of 5
  64. cookie31
    on 30 September 2009

    i loved this book it was sooooo good that i bought it its about a a child called beauty but unfortuantly she is not all that beautiful and so she gets teaseds at school worse than that she has a threatining horrible dad and he always expect high standeres that beauty hasnt got her birthday comes up and it dosent go all that well?!.........

    5out of 5
  65. charlett10
    on 30 September 2009

    It looks gr8 to read!!!!!!!!!=)

    3out of 5
  66. kimregina
    on 20 September 2009

    uhmmmmm not that good compared to wilson’s other books. * three star.

    3out of 5
  67. monkeysbananas
    on 20 September 2009

    This book is brilliant. I would definitley recommend it but the dad really is a pain! It really is a good book but if you don’t like people who are a bit babyish then she might not be exactly to your liking! Ha! But yeh it’s good!

    5out of 5
  68. luv2read69
    on 13 September 2009

    i liked this book i really changed my life i like the rabbit hutch show and lots more, but somthing about makes me sad don’t know what it is though.

    4out of 5
  69. hannahmontanafan
    on 12 September 2009

    I am loving this book so far and I thought my dad was mean! You’ll have to read it to find out how her dad treats her and her mum.

    5out of 5
  70. Stormydachshund
    on 9 September 2009

    It is one of the BEST BEST BEST books I ever read.

    5out of 5
  71. chocolate45
    on 6 September 2009

    I love the part when everyone starts calling her cookie

    5out of 5
  72. ilovebooks15
    on 6 September 2009

    I loved reading Cookie and I think Jaqueline Wilson is a great author. Her books always relate to real life and you can really imagine a girl scared of her brutal dad and escaping in a children’s tv programme. It makes me quite sad when the poor baby rabbit dies! Jaqueline has the ability to make you feel involved in the story. Cookie is an emotional story and when Beauty is sad, I feel sad, when she is happy, I am happy! I highly recommend this book.

    5out of 5
  73. 2704pinkywinky
    on 5 September 2009

    This was a really good book i just couldnt put it down. I love Jacqueline wilsons books and i think this is one of her best . :)

    5out of 5
  74. fruitycat113
    on 4 September 2009

    Cookie is an great book. I won it in a Jaqueline Wilson Competition. For ages 9-12…... i would say :)

    5out of 5
  75. Evelyn44
    on 7 August 2009

    I love this book. I think it has good description about what is going to happen and I liked it when they went to rabbit cove and met the man

    5out of 5
  76. maisie1998
    on 3 August 2009

    this book is very good some parts make you feel very sad and others make you feel very happy its a great book to read

    5out of 5
  77. princess123112
    on 29 July 2009

    This book was great because you could imagine it and it felt you could understand her feelings

    5out of 5
  78. Morga100
    on 26 July 2009

    I love this book because it’s really funny in some parts but it is also really sad!!! I read this book over and over again!!!

    5out of 5
  79. loopyloo27
    on 6 June 2009

    This is the best book ive read by Jacqueline Wilson so far!x

    5out of 5
  80. 3456tulip
    on 19 May 2009

    very good, quite sad

    4out of 5
  81. tooty-frooty
    on 4 May 2009

    this was a good book!!

    4out of 5
  82. gebba
    on 1 May 2009

    beauty is a plain old girl until all the girls stop calling her ugly as she gets a new hobby and they start calling her cookie.

    5out of 5
  83. flipflopweirdos
    on 29 April 2009

    this book rocks and is for anyone who has broken a mirror (!) been hurt by people they love and been teased, oh and for people who don’t cry at poor rabbits (but it doesn’t matter if you do!) flipflopweirdos, over and out

  84. ezzy96
    on 27 April 2009

    I really loved the book, DAME! Jacqueline Wilson is such a talented and amazing authour, my poem is getting published in a book and i want to be like Jackie when i am older. This book proves everybody, everywear has a talent.

    5out of 5