Ten-year-old Tracy is smart and full of energy, but more than anything, she wants love. Tracy doesn't know where her mum lives, but that doesn't stop her from having long, imaginary conversations with her. She's had two foster families before, which haven't worked out, but she hopes a woman named Cam will be her next foster mum.
In The Dare Game Tracy is now living with Cam and starting a new school. Things seem to be looking up for Tracy - but then trouble begins. She has a horrible teacher, the other kids laugh at her, and things between her and Cam aren't going as well as expected. Tracy's friends, Alexander and Football, are having their own problems, too. Then one day, out of the blue, who should appear but Tracy's long-lost mum.
©2000 Jacqueline Wilson; (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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My 8 year old daughter loves this. I also bought her the paper book which she reads by herself. I believe this story gave ideas to kids about how to deal with emotional turmoil, set them free when they feel some confusing and conflicting feelings, and told them it is ok and it is normal. It talked about friendship and bullying, which is a great help too. My daughter started to write her own story, which is quite good. I only wished there are more books like this.
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