Tracy Beaker's Thumping Heart

By Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt

Author note: Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)

It's Valentine's Day within the Dumping flooring and Tracy Beaker is particularly scornful of all of the fuss made approximately playing cards and presents... till she will get one herself!

Weedy Peter has made up our minds he desires Tracy to be his Valentine and he's given her his loved nan's valuable gold locket.

• Tracy is over the moon - it has to be worthy a fortune!
• What may well she promote it for... or switch it for...?
• keep on with Tracy during this designated comedian reduction event as she heads for reputation and fortune.
• Will she change Peter's locket survive television? And is it attainable that Tracy herself may well lose her heart...?

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I believe I’d greater pop it within the secure for the instant. ’ ‘No manner! I’m donning it! ’ I stated. ‘For goodness’ sake, Tracy, you’re the woman who’s consistently wasting everything,’ acknowledged Jenny. ‘This week it was once your pen, final week your swimming package – and didn’t we need to fork out for a complete new institution bag for you final month? after all I can’t allow you to put on a true gold locket. besides, you haven’t obtained a series. ’ ‘I’ll make a distinct chain. Oh, Jenny, please, it potential a lot to me. No one’s ever given me the sort of detailed really dear current – except my mum, of course,’ I acknowledged, laying it on thick.

I’m now not crying, Tracy. I – I’ve simply bought hayfever,’ Peter snuffled. I checked out him. My middle gave any such thump I needed to grasp my chest. What used to be the problem with me? Why have been there tears in my very own eyes? i used to be Tracy Beaker, difficult as outdated boots. Why was once I being concerned so? The foolish previous locket wasn’t worthy whatever. I couldn’t child myself from now on. The locket was once well worth the complete international to Peter – and he’d given it to me. ‘I can’t do that! ’ I wailed. ‘I’m sorry, Barney. Please don’t get mad at me. i do know I’m wrecking your programme and that i so need a karaoke laptop yet I can’t change the guts.

Boo-hoo child. Fancy getting into this sort of silly kingdom. not anyone could ever dream of sending you a Valentine,’ acknowledged Justine Asking-For- A-Punch-Littlewood. ‘That’s simply the place you’re wrong,’ I acknowledged. I spoke somewhat indistinctly. ‘Absolutely 100% wrong,’ acknowledged Peter. ‘I occur to understand Tracy can be getting an immense and extremely exact card once attainable. ’ ‘We don’t count number scribbly home-made efforts from little weeds,’ stated Justine-Crushing-Littlewood. ‘She’s not only getting a card, she’s getting a Valentine’s current!

We’d overwhelmed the others! Yay, we’d won!!! ‘Well performed, Tracy! You’ve received your karaoke laptop for you and your entire buddies. I knew you may do it! ’ Barney shouted fortunately. ‘I knew i may too! ’ I stated. My middle went thumpety-thumpety-thump and that i gave him a superb mammoth hug. ‘So we’ve relatively gained it, it doesn't matter what? No going again on it? ’ ‘Yes, really,’ acknowledged Barney. ‘Great! ’ I acknowledged – and prior to Justine-Ever-Deadly-Enemy- Littlewood may perhaps get out of the mattress I gave it yet another shove. She shot immediately into the golf green gunge.

Or Basil Brush both. ’ ‘Boom increase! ’ I stated. ‘Exactly,’ acknowledged the individual. ‘I’m Ben. I simply paintings for the programme. Now, are you all one relations? I’ve acquired Justine’s identify down – and Louise too. Are they your sisters? ’ ‘NO manner! ’ I acknowledged. ‘Take no become aware of in their pathetic supplying. Whoever desires an uneventful outdated hair-straightening package? ’ ‘You definitely want one, Tracy Beaker. you appear to be your head’s been plugged right into a mild socket,’ yelled Justice-Big-Gob-Littlewood. ‘Shut up, Justine,’ I bellowed. ‘This is my flip.

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