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The Finding of Freddie Perkins
Freddie Perkins has lost a lot. His mum, for a start. His friends and his home, now he's been dragged up to Scotland to live with his granny. And even his dad - because even though Dad's still there, he and Freddie can't seem to talk any more. But something is watching Freddie. Something very rare and very special. Something that finds things that are lost. Freddie has los ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published May 23rd 2013 by A & C Black, An Imprint of Bloomsbury
(first published January 1st 2013)
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This is a lovely little book. Freddie has lost his Mum and is finding it difficult to share his grief with his Dad. They move to his Gran's old house and when they decide to sort out the attic they find more than they bargained for. The story moves along at a nice pace, the descriptions of Freddie's grief are just right to set the scene and understand how he has been affected by his Mum's death without being over the top. Freddie's Gran is a lovely character and it was nice to see her through Fr ...more
Another one for the Enfield Children's Book Awards. This was a fast read and I really enjoyed it! Not as melancholic as I thought it was going to be from the blurb, a realistic view of grief. Good mixture of fantasy and developing human relationships. Suitable for ages 9+.