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Sofa Surfer
Malcolm Duffy
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Sofa Surfer

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  4 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Paperback, 312 pages
Expected publication: February 2020 by Zephyr/Head of Zeus
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Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a really heart warming and important book about homelessness which carried a really good message.

I think this is such a good book, for teenagers. I think it deals with the topic of homelessness in a really thoughtful way, being careful to avoid negative and unhelpful stereotypes.

I really liked how the homeless character in this book was a young girl, instead of being a stereotypical middle aged man. I think it would be quite eye opening for teenagers to read, that potentially friends
Christina Reid
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
An eye-opening look at the hidden homelessness of people who are 'sofa surfing' because they have nowhere else to go.
Tyler is a typical 15-year old boy who is annoyed when his parents decide to relocate their entire family from London to Yorkshire, forcing him to leave behind all of his friends. Luckily, swimming is something he loves and he begins to spend time at the local lido. While there, he meets a girl who calls herself Spider and promises to pay him for swimming lessons, but there seems
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this an awful lot! An incredibly duet of characters: one who wants to help, albeit not in the the best ways, and one who didn’t ask for help. I love reading Geordie characters so Spider being a Geordie made me so happy. You see the realities of being a youngster who is homeless in this and I really felt for Spider. I’d love to hug her. Another brilliant story from Malcolm Duffy: I look forward to whatever else he writes!
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