2014 EVENTS:
Holly Bourne, Non Pratt and James Dawson - 30th October
Becca Fitzpatrick - 15th November

Monday, 14 April 2014

REVIEW: Us Minus Mum - Heather Butler

Monday, 14 April 2014
PAGES: 304
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown
FORMAT: Paperback
BUY IT: Waterstones
RATING: 4 Stars

George and Theo's mum is brilliant. She tells great stories, can wave the fastest of anyone on the planet and, most importantly, she was the one who suggested they adopt a scruffy dog called Goffo. The boys think she's invincible. But they're wrong. Because Mum is ill. Really ill. It's up to George and Theo to keep Mum smiling. Which will almost probably definitely involve wellies, shepherd's pie and Goffo's victory at the pet talent show ...

This is a beautifully written and heartfelt book. It is the kind of book that will make you laugh and cry in equal measures, and then you'll want to tell all your friends to read it too! George is a wonderful narrator, and the clever use of different fonts for his differing feelings really helped me, as a reader, to connect to his emotions throughout the story. It's obviously a sad story, but it never dwells on the sadness or feels to melancholic, there is a strong message about families sticking together in times of trouble and there was an overriding sense of hope throughout. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to fans of A Boy Called Hope and Wonder.

- Gem.

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