This book is sort of like an auto biography of Jacqueline Wilson’s past, right from when she was born to when she first began work for the Jacky magazine which was named after her. Wilson has a sensitive understanding of modern children, the way they live and the problem they face. Her books are very much centred around the various situations children find themselves in. I think some of her ideas come from her past because she played with paper dolls like April from Dustbin Baby. She also sat an entrance exam like Ruby and Garnet from Double Act. Can you guess which character she was like? She loved making up things when she was younger and she also loved reading so they were her key ingredients to a recipe for a successful career as an author.