By Jacqueline Wilson

Beauty Cookson is not attractive. Her father selected her identify simply because he desires her to be a convinced, well known lady. She attempts to slot in, yet she's undeniable and awkward. all of the ladies in class make enjoyable of her and feature nicknamed her grotesque. Her mom thinks she wishes a enjoyable, artistic nickname, whatever like . . . Cookie! yet young children in school cannot simply learn to name her Cookie. And, even worse, her Dad does not approve. His already undesirable mood reaches scary new heights. Will Cookie locate the power to face as much as her dad? and should she give you the option to be the individual she desires to be?

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Then I opened it broad, peering on the trays. ‘Mum! ’ I shouted. ‘Oh, Mum, anything fairly awful’s occurred! ’ Mum got here speeding into the kitchen in her undies. ‘Have you burned your self? have you ever damaged whatever? what's it, good looks? ’ ‘Look on the cookies! ’ I wailed. Mum’s neat cookies had accelerated in each course, becoming a member of up in order that her baking tray contained one lengthy flat misshapen biscuit. My wonderful cookie humans had increased too. They have been now nice gruesome caricatures. Sam was once this bloated blobby guy, all head and enormous abdominal, and beautiful Lily had blown up right into a seashore ball. Little Mum used to be an outstanding sizeable. Even her cautious curls have been ruined. Now she seemed as though she had snakes writhing correct out of her head. i used to be the worst, so squat i used to be thoroughly sq., my dungarees inflated into large overalls, my brief haircut making me seem like a guy. now not any previous guy. I appeared the spitting snapshot of my dad. I wear an oven glove and pulled the baking tray out of the oven. I picked up the me-cookie although it used to be purple sizzling and snapped off its silly head. ‘Hey good day, cease it, attractiveness! Don’t burn your self. and forestall spoiling them. they could glance a section bizarre yet I wager they style yummy,’ stated Mum. We waited till they’d cooled down a bit after which nibbled. They didn’t flavor solid in any respect. They have been as flat and difficult and uninteresting as cardboard. ‘Oh dear,’ stated Mum. She took the oven glove and pulverized her personal cookie. ‘They’re terrible, aren’t they? ’ ‘Yep. ’ ‘Your dad’s correct. I can’t cook dinner for toffee,’ acknowledged Mum, drooping. ‘Yes, you can,’ I acknowledged. I hesitated. ‘Well, possibly you'll examine. ’ ‘I’m dead at studying stuff. i used to be continually backside of the category at school,’ acknowledged Mum. ‘Thick as a brick, that’s me. ’ ‘No, you’re no longer. You’re . . . beautiful and witty,’ I acknowledged. ‘OK, okay, so you’re . . . adorable and astute,’ stated Mum. ‘Maybe we'd like a formal recipe ebook? ’ I acknowledged, scraping the cookie crumbs into the wastebin. ‘I imagine we have to get the entire constituents correct. possibly this can be the inaccurate type of flour? and maybe we’ve passed over whatever vital? What might make the cookies softer and sweeter? ’ ‘Butter and sugar! ’ acknowledged Mum. ‘OK, I’ll search for a recipe publication the next day. quantity on my procuring record. #1 may be the new Venetian glass reflect. ’ I quivered. ‘Sorry! ignore it now. we could pass and watch a few television tube? Don’t they've got a Sam and Lily omnibus version on a Sunday morning? ’ Mum and that i curled up at both finish of the couch. We tucked our toes up cosily. We have been by no means allowed to do this while Dad was once round simply because he stated it marked the couch cushions. Mum flipped during the Sunday papers whereas I spun around and around into Sam and Lily global within the Rabbit Hutch. I’d obvious all 5 programmes throughout the week and so i may whisper all of the correct phrases. on the finish of the entire repeats there has been a unique 5 mins of Sam and Lily on Sunday. ‘Hey there! ’ acknowledged Sam. He used to be maintaining Lily. She twitched her nostril at me, yet she used to be extra drawn to whatever down at the floor. She struggled a bit in Sam’s palms, now not relatively yes of herself.

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