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* BadDreams: Beauty has nightmares about her father [[spoiler: after she and Dilly move out]].


* LonelyRichKid: Beauty (at first).

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* LonelyRichKid: Beauty (at first). She is very well-off, but struggles to make friends because she doesn't fit in well with her classmates and is bullied by some of them. She eventually manages to befriend Rhona [[spoiler: and by the end she's no longer wealthy but has made more friends]].



* MeaningfulName: Skye has “sky blue eyes”. Beauty names [[spoiler: the rabbit she got for her birthday, Birthday]].

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Skye has “sky blue eyes”. eyes”.
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Beauty names [[spoiler: the rabbit she got for her birthday, Birthday]].


* BerserkButton: For Beauty, insulting her mother.

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* BerserkButton: For Beauty, insulting her mother. She is usually quite a sensible and level-headed girl, but when Skye won't stop insulting Dilly, Beauty threatens to shove her head-first into her profiterole cake.


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* SweetBaker: Dilly is a kindhearted and optimistic cookie-baker, who is particularly devoted to ensuring her daughter is safe and happy.

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* KickTheDog: Gerry has several moments. His worst is [[spoiler: deliberately letting out Beauty’s pet rabbit, resulting in it being killed by a fox (although some readers believe he killed the rabbit himself…)]]. Another is smashing all the cookies Dilly painstakingly made for Beauty’s birthday.
** Hell, it's safe to say that Gerry has one of these moments pretty much any time he appears.

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* KickTheDog: Gerry has several moments. His worst is [[spoiler: deliberately letting out Beauty’s pet rabbit, resulting in it being killed by a fox (although some readers believe he killed the rabbit himself…)]]. Another is smashing all the cookies Dilly painstakingly made for Beauty’s birthday.
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birthday. Hell, it's safe to say that Gerry has one of these moments pretty much any time he appears.


'''''Cookie''''' is a children’s novel by Creator/JacquelineWilson, first published in 2008. It revolves around the attempts of the [[CharacterTitle title character]], young Beauty ‘Cookie’ Cookson and her mother Dilly to find happiness – including baking cookies together – in the face of abusive behaviour from Beauty’s controlling father, [[AbusiveParents Gerry]].

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'''''Cookie''''' ''Cookie'' is a children’s novel by Creator/JacquelineWilson, first published in 2008. 2008.

It revolves around the attempts of the [[CharacterTitle title character]], young Beauty ‘Cookie’ "Cookie" Cookson and her mother Dilly to find happiness – including baking cookies together – in the face of abusive behaviour behavior from Beauty’s controlling father, [[AbusiveParents Gerry]].
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* WouldHitAGirl: Gerry slaps his own wife across the face…at their daughter’s birthday party no less.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Gerry slaps his own wife across the face…at face... at their daughter’s birthday party no less.less.
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* Beauty becomes increasingly alienated from her father, who is verbally and emotionally abusive to her and her mother. The last straw is when Beauty discovers her father [[spoiler: got her pet rabbit killed]], at which point she openly states she hates him. [[spoiler: After she and her mother leave, she's quite happy to never see her father again]].

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* HatesTheirParent: Beauty becomes increasingly alienated from her father, who is verbally and emotionally abusive to her and her mother. The last straw is when Beauty discovers her father [[spoiler: got her pet rabbit killed]], at which point she openly states she hates him. [[spoiler: After she and her mother leave, she's quite happy to never see her father again]].

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* Beauty becomes increasingly alienated from her father, who is verbally and emotionally abusive to her and her mother. The last straw is when Beauty discovers her father [[spoiler: got her pet rabbit killed]], at which point she openly states she hates him. [[spoiler: After she and her mother leave, she's quite happy to never see her father again]].





* DomesticAbuser: Gerry, though he is emotionally abusive, rather than physically abusive (though he does slap his wife’s face and grabs her by the arm on one occasion). His horrible behaviour is no less damaging, though.

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* DomesticAbuser: DomesticAbuse: Gerry, though he is emotionally abusive, rather than physically abusive (though he does slap his wife’s face and grabs her by the arm on one occasion). His horrible behaviour is no less damaging, though.



* HappyMarriageCharade: Dilly is desperately trying to maintain one with [[DomesticAbuser Gerry]], especially at Beauty's birthday party. [[spoiler: She eventually decides it's not worth it and leaves]].

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* HappyMarriageCharade: Dilly is desperately trying to maintain one with [[DomesticAbuser [[DomesticAbuse Gerry]], especially at Beauty's birthday party. [[spoiler: She eventually decides it's not worth it and leaves]].


* FalseFriend: Several of the girls in Beauty's class start being very nice to her when they find out she's inviting them all to her extravagant birthday party. [[GenreSavvy Beauty doesn't fall for it]], knowing they're only sucking up to her to come to her party. She actually states she ''respects'' [[AlphaBitch Skye]] to an extent for continuing to be mean to her, as at least she's being honest.

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* FalseFriend: Several of the girls in Beauty's class start being very nice to her when they find out she's inviting them all to her extravagant birthday party. [[GenreSavvy Beauty doesn't fall for it]], it, knowing they're only sucking up to her to come to her party. She actually states she ''respects'' [[AlphaBitch Skye]] to an extent for continuing to be mean to her, as at least she's being honest.


* AmicableExes: Played with in the case of Gerry and his first wife Avril. He got a house for her on one of his estates, indicating they are at least on speaking terms. However, it is stated that, despite being financially successful, Gerry hates giving money to his previous two wives and his three sons.
* AnimalMotif: Rabbits. Beauty's favourite animals are rabbits; her favourite television show is called ''[[ShowWithinAShow Sam and Lily in the Rabbit Hutch]]'', she often includes rabbits in her art and dreams of owning one herself. In fact, Beauty asking her dad if she could have a pet one early in the story gives us the first glimpse of [[AbusiveParent what Gerry is like]] when he goes on [[RantInducingSlight a rant at her]]. Later, Gerry [[spoiler: being indirectly (or [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation possibly directly]]) responsible for the death of Beauty's rabbit Birthday]] proves to be the event that [[spoiler: leads to Beauty and Dilly leaving him]]. Beauty and Dilly visit a seaside town called Rabbit Cove, which (you guessed it) has cliffs shaped like a rabbit's ears [[spoiler: and like it so much they decide to stay]]. In the end, Dilly begins making cookies shaped like rabbits, which prove to be extremely popular [[spoiler: to the point where Beauty is invited onto a TV show to make the cookies and possibly advertise them in the hopes of turning it into a legitimate business]].

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* AmicableExes: Played with in the case of Gerry and his first wife Avril. He got a house for her on one of his estates, indicating they are at least on speaking terms. However, it is stated that, despite being financially successful, Gerry hates giving money to his previous two wives and his three sons.
sons, the latter of whom he actually calls "lazy".
* AnimalMotif: Rabbits. Beauty's favourite animals are rabbits; animal is the rabbit; her favourite television show is called ''[[ShowWithinAShow Sam and Lily in the Rabbit Hutch]]'', she often includes rabbits in her art and dreams of owning one herself. In fact, Beauty asking her dad if she could have a pet one early in the story gives us the first glimpse of [[AbusiveParent what Gerry is like]] when he goes on [[RantInducingSlight a rant at her]]. Later, Gerry [[spoiler: being indirectly (or [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation possibly directly]]) responsible for the death of Beauty's rabbit Birthday]] proves to be the event that [[spoiler: leads to Beauty and Dilly leaving him]]. Beauty and Dilly visit a seaside town called Rabbit Cove, which (you guessed it) has cliffs shaped like a rabbit's ears [[spoiler: and like it so much they decide to stay]]. In the end, Dilly begins making cookies shaped like rabbits, which prove to be extremely popular [[spoiler: to the point where Beauty is invited onto a TV show to make the cookies and possibly advertise them in the hopes of turning it into a legitimate business]].



* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: Implied. [[spoiler: Gerry lets Beauty’s pet rabbit out of its hutch the same day she got it, uncaring of the fact it could easily be run over, die of starvation, or be killed by a wild animal. It’s later found decapitated, and Dilly and Beauty are led to believe that a fox tore the rabbit's head off. Gerry denies killing the rabbit directly, but some readers still believe that this was exactly what he did. It is never made clear what actually happened, but the rabbit's death is Gerry's fault either way]].

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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: Implied. [[spoiler: Gerry deliberately lets Beauty’s pet rabbit out of its hutch the same day she got it, uncaring of the fact that it could easily be run over, die of starvation, or be killed by a wild animal. It’s later found decapitated, and Dilly and Beauty are led to believe that a fox tore the rabbit's head off. Gerry denies killing the rabbit directly, but some readers still believe that this was exactly what he did. It is never made clear what actually happened, but the rabbit's death is Gerry's fault either way]].



** Beauty's birthday ends in disaster. Her father slaps her mother, smashes up all the cookies Dilly had made for the party, humiliates Dilly and Beauty in front of their guests, berates and insults them afterwards and [[spoiler: lets Beauty's pet rabbit out of its hutch, resulting in its death]]. This proves to be the last straw for Dilly, who [[spoiler: leaves Gerry and takes Beauty with her that very evening, though subsequently, it means they are also homeless now]].

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** Beauty's birthday ends in disaster. Her father Gerry slaps her mother, Dilly, smashes up all the cookies Dilly that had been made for the party, humiliates Dilly and Beauty in front of their guests, berates and insults them afterwards and [[spoiler: lets Beauty's pet rabbit out of its hutch, resulting in its death]]. This proves to be the last straw for Dilly, who [[spoiler: leaves Gerry and takes Beauty with her that very evening, though subsequently, it means they are also homeless now]].



* ExtremeDoormat: Dilly when it comes to Gerry, though she eventually [[CharacterDevelopment begins standing up for herself]].

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* ExtremeDoormat: TheDogBitesBack: Dilly when it comes initially submits to Gerry, though Gerry and tries to please him, but she eventually [[CharacterDevelopment begins standing up for herself]].



* NeverMyFault: Gerry is completely unwilling (or unable) to acknowledge his abusive behaviour, instead blaming it on his wife and daughter.

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* NeverMyFault: Gerry is completely unwilling (or unable) to acknowledge his abusive behaviour, instead blaming it on his wife and his daughter.



* NotWithThemForTheMoney: Dilly tries to explain to Gerry that she was never remotely interested in his money; all she wanted was for him to "look after [her]" (implying she wanted a father figure more than anything). Gerry doesn’t seem to be able to comprehend this.

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* NotWithThemForTheMoney: Dilly tries to explain to Gerry that she was never remotely interested in his money; ability to afford expensive gifts; all she wanted was for him to "look after [her]" (implying she wanted a father figure more than anything). Gerry doesn’t seem to be able to comprehend this.



* WellDoneSonGuy: Beauty has shades of this in regards to her father, spending much of the first half of the novel trying to please him (though some of it's motivated from fear). She eventually [[CharacterDevelopment stops caring what her dad thinks]].

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* WellDoneSonGuy: Beauty has shades of this in regards to her father, spending spends much of the first half of the novel trying to please him Gerry (though some of it's motivated from fear). She eventually [[CharacterDevelopment stops caring what her dad thinks]].


* BrainlessBeauty: Subverted by Dilly. She's not nearly as academically gifted as her daughter, and Gerry ''[[Jerkass]]'' calls her stupid on an almost daily basis. However, just as it is made clear that Beauty isn't actually ugly, it's established that Dilly isn't dumb at all.


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* SmarterThanYouLook: Dilly is not as academically gifted as Beauty, and Gerry calls her a fool on an almost daily basis. However, just as it is made clear that Beauty is not ugly, it is similarly established that Dilly is ''not'' "stupid".


* NeverMyFault: Gerry,

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* NeverMyFault: Gerry, Gerry is completely unwilling (or unable) to acknowledge his abusive behaviour, instead blaming it on his wife and daughter.


* BrainlessBeauty: Subverted by Dilly. She's not quite as academically gifted as her daughter (such as using the incorrect spelling for 'here's'), but she's actually not stupid (despite what her {{Jerkass}} husband tells her).

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* BrainlessBeauty: Subverted by Dilly. She's not quite nearly as academically gifted as her daughter (such daughter, and Gerry ''[[Jerkass]]'' calls her stupid on an almost daily basis. However, just as using the incorrect spelling for 'here's'), but she's it is made clear that Beauty isn't actually not stupid (despite what her {{Jerkass}} husband tells her). ugly, it's established that Dilly isn't dumb at all.



* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: Gerry. A particularly eregious example is when [[spoiler: he believes Dilly left him because she thought he was going to lose all his money. You know, as opposed to subjecting her and their daughter to years of abuse and humiliation]].

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* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: Gerry. A particularly eregious outrageous example is when [[spoiler: he believes Dilly left him because she thought he was going to lose all his money. You know, as opposed to subjecting her and their daughter to years of abuse and humiliation]].



** Hell, it's safe to say that Gerry has one of these moments pretty much any time he appears.



* NeverMyFault: Gerry has a tendency to blame his wife and daughter for 'making' him lose his temper.

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* NeverMyFault: Gerry has a tendency to blame his wife and daughter for 'making' him lose his temper. Gerry,


* AmicableExes: Played with in the case of Gerry and his first wife Avril. He got a house for her on one of his estates, indicating they are at least on speaking terms. However, it is stated that, despite his immense wealth, Gerry hates giving money to his previous two wives and his three sons.

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* AmicableExes: Played with in the case of Gerry and his first wife Avril. He got a house for her on one of his estates, indicating they are at least on speaking terms. However, it is stated that, despite his immense wealth, being financially successful, Gerry hates giving money to his previous two wives and his three sons.

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