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When Alfie Turner loses his mum, it feels like his world is falling apart. She was the glue that held their family together and, now that she's gone, Alfie and his dad don't really know how to be a family without her. And then Alfie meets Alice. Alice is a force of nature and has her own set of problems, but at least when Alfie's with her he can forget about his. Or can ...more
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Published June 6th 2019 by Scholastic UK
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Sarcastic Books
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
Książka na pewno warta uwagi. To było moje pierwsze spotkanie z tą autorką i bardzo się obawiałam, ponieważ nic o niej nie słyszałam, ale jak się okazało nie było czego. Ważna historia o tym jak Alfie, młody człowiek przeżywa żałobę po stracie najbliższej osoby, o tym jak zmaga się z tym każdego dnia i nie dopuszcza do siebie nikogo, kto chciałby mu pomóc. Jest to także historia Alice, która na co dzień musi się zmierzać z trudami ciężkich sytuacji, jakimi obdarzył ją los. Przede wszystkim ...more
Maria Martins
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a really lovely book to read, exploring the tragic loss of a parent. Lost mainly follows the story of a young boy called Alfie Turner who struggles to cope with the loss of his mother. Through the use of flashbacks of his mothers long battle with cancer, Ainsworth really shows the reader how death and struggle can swallow a person up into an abyss of darkness. This novel shows us the harsh reality of death- that grief is messy. Picking up the pieces when someone has died can be filled ...more
Eve beinguniquebooks
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alfie is struggling with the loss of his mum after she passed away from cancer. Meanwhile his dad is shut off from him unlike he was before and the pair seen to just exist not live anymore especially as their shared love of football is now nonexistent after Alfie refuses to play now his mum's not cheering him on.



Then at school he meets Alice, the pair judged each other at first sight and since then the pair's new friendship gets off to a Rocky start after Alfie realises his new friend doesn't
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Tan
Jan 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
That was a very poignant read. It invoked feelings of sadness, grief, loss, but also radiated hope and the slow beginnings of rebuilding after tragedy.

I like that the characters seemed very realistic. I like that everything was tied up nicely at the end. The journey that Alfie went through was arduous, but not hard to follow. His anger at the world was justified and I adored his friendship with Alice.

The only things I wasn't a fan of are the flashbacks - they're written in third-person while
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Alison Caller
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just been sobbing my eyes out reading List. This is an excellent book about loss, grief and hope. Sometimes it feels as if a lot of MG fiction has girls as main character and it's important to have books that show that boys and men can be sad and what grief can look like to others from the outside.
Alishba Junejo
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think this book was really good and that it had a deep plot. The characters all had very real lives and went through things that made the story better. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a (sadly) realistic story that you can't put down.
Kev Neylon
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: general-fiction
Very emotional and touching.
BioGirl 24
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Incredible book, my favourite of Eve Ainsworth's collection.
S
May 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Deals with grief and abusive family members. Tale of friendship. No language. Recommend to 10+
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