About a Boy (Paperback)
  • About a Boy (Paperback)

About a Boy (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 04/04/2002
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About a Boy is Nick Hornby's comic and heart-warming million-copy bestseller. 'How cool was Will Freeman?' Too cool! At thirty-six, he's as hip as a teenager. He's single, child-free, goes to the right clubs and knows which trainers to wear. He's also found a great way to score with women: attend single parents' groups full of available (and grateful) mothers, all hoping to meet a Nice Guy. Which is how Will meets Marcus, the oldest twelve-year-old on the planet. Marcus is a bit strange: he listens to Joni Mitchell and Mozart, looks after his mum and has never owned a pair of trainers. But Marcus latches on to Will - and won't let go. Can Will teach Marcus how to grow up cool? And can Marcus help Will just to grow up? This astonishing novel, now a modern classic, was adapted for the acclaimed 2002 film About A Boy, starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult. Fans of One Day by David Nicholls and Any Human Heart by William Boyd will devour this book, as will lovers of fiction everywhere. "A stunner of a novel. Utterly read-in-one-day, forget-where-you-are-on-the-tube-gripping". (Marie Claire). "About the awful, hilarious, embarrassing places where children and adults meet, and Hornby has captured it with delightful precision". (Irish Times). "It takes a writer with real talent to make this work, and Hornby has it - in buckets". (Literary Review).

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141007335

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Meet Marcus. He's twelve, has a pudding bowl haircut and lives with his clinically depressed mother.

Meet Will. He's thirty six, single and lives with his record collection.

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Paperback edition
16th January 2010
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“its okaay”

i had to read this book for school, its a good book but i don't think i would ever read it again, as it was boring at times and the characters are frustrating especially Fiona and Ellie but overall it is a good read

Paperback edition
18th February 2012
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“Good, better than the film...”

I've often preferred books to there films and this is no different. This book is a fantastic read and captures moments that don't always come across in the film. One of my favorite books and authors.

Paperback edition
28th September 2011
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