A Boy Called Hope (Paperback)
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A Boy Called Hope (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 01/03/2014
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Since his dad ran off with the lady from the chip shop, Dan Hope's life has gone a bit topsy-turvy. So Dan decides to sort out his messy, muddled, madcap family, starting with getting his dad back. But as one genius plan after another goes pear-shaped, Dan starts to realize that your real family aren't always the people you share your name with. Thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny, A Boy Called Hope is a bold and astonishingly moving book about family life in all its shapes and sizes.

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781409570318
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 22 mm


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'Lovely, heartwarming, funny read. I laughed out loud, and I may have shed a tear or two' - Michelle Harrison, author; 'This book totally blew me away. I love it. It's the best new voice I have read in ages' - Cathy Cassidy, author; 'A Boy Called Hope is a truly fantastic book and its message of hope and courage when life doesn't pan out as planned is one of the strongest I've read in a long while' - Moontrug; 'There are a lot of misunderstandings and surprises in this moving story, full of highs and lows but never losing hope. You feel everything Dan goes through and with him you realise what really makes a family' - Primary Times; 'Lara Williamsons compelling debut novel has its finger firmly on the pulse of family life with the story of an ordinary boy with a single-minded determination to make his absent dad love him... A highly accomplished and beautifully written debut' - Lancashire Evening Post; 'This is a great story that is full of gentle humour, a moving tale about complex family relationships and about the enduring bonds we have with the people in our lives' - Birmingham Mail; 'Upon finishing this book I was speechless. I wasn't expecting such a poignant, beautifully written, heartbreaking and heart-warming story from a debut novel' - The Croydon Advertiser; 'A thought-provoking, moving and very funny debut' - The Bookseller; 'A brave story, and told very skilfully. Funny, tender, poignant' - Daunt Books; 'A Boy Called Hope will make you laugh out loud and shed a tear as you follow Dan's adventures to make the items on his wish-list come true' - The Mile Long Bookshelf

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“I fell in love with this book!”

This is a beautifully written book that has a seemingly sad premise - a boy desperate for his dad to love him - but it is dealt with so sensitively that it never becomes sentimental or depressing. Dan is a fabulous... More

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“A book that ticks all the boxes”

This is a really lovely family story that is smart, funny, warm and, of course, full of hope. It is Dan Hope’s story, following his struggles to track down his absentee dad, but along the way there are... More

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“Full of twists and turns”

*Reviewed by Max, age 11, for the Waterstones Truro book review group*

This is a story about a funny, witty eleven year old boy called Dan Hope.

Dan misses his dad. Though his dad walked out on the family a few... More

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