Jacqueline Wilson has come to be known as one of the leading writers of children’s literature, and this captivating autobiographical record, taken from her own diaries, is a must-read for any fan of her work. Picking up where her previous memoirs “Jacky Daydream” left off, this astonishingly personal account tells of her teenage years and the problems and challenges she faced. These experiences would go on to strongly influence her work, and ended up shaping her into the hugely successful writer we know today.
During the course of this secret diary we find out what life was like for her growing up in the 1960s, her relationship with her parents, how she enjoyed herself, and even some of the stories she wrote during that time. Those who are already familiar with her work will no doubt notice many parallels between the storylines of her novels and her own life experiences, making this an intriguing and compelling read.
Read by the author herself, this version available to buy either as a CD audiobook or as an MP3 is a disarmingly frank insight into her life, and is perfect both as an introduction to her or for those who wish to better understand the woman behind some of the bestselling children’s books in recent years.