The Bed and Breakfast star is a children's novel by Jacqueline Wilson, revolving around the protaganist, Elsa, a disadvantaged child now living in a run down B&B.
The story starts with her describing all the different houses and beds she has slept in. It also introduces Hank and Pippa, her half brothers and sisters. It is revealed that she has a very strong dislike for Mack, his mother's new boyfriend/husband (named 'Mack the Smack') by Elsa. He often smacks as a result of her behaviour