Shortlisted for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019
Humorous and heartbreaking debut novel with the fresh, funny, honest voice of a 14-year-old Geordie lad recounting the trials and tribulations of family life and finding first love. Nominated for the 2019 Carnegie Medal.
Touching and compelling to the end … It has sweetness and comedy, despite the gravity of its theme. And it is a lesson in standing up for yourself and others and finding the people who deserve your trust.
The Sunday Times, Book of the Week.
An assured debut … Danny’s honest distinctive voice brings humour and hope.
It’s an intriguing premise and one that Duffy, whose work as creative director at Comic Relief inspired and informed this novel, handles with aplomb.
Claire Hennessy, Irish Times