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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 12/09/2013
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Billy is only nine years old. But he's already learned that when your mum dies, you get your own social worker.

He's also learned that once you are ten, the odds of finding a family to adopt you don't look so good. That's the part he wasn't supposed to overhear.

Miriam Riley is up against a deadline to give Billy the 'forever family' that every child deserves. Determined to cut through red tape, she finds three very different couples who might fit the bill, though prospective parents come with issues of their own.

Through Billy's watchful eyes, the summer unfolds. What does he really need? Will anyone choose him?

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444766851
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 197 x 136 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for HER GIANT OCTOPUS MOMENT:
'Readable, poignant . . . the author's skill is to woo the reader into empathising with conflicting viewpoints'

* The Sunday Times *
'Thought-provoking' ***** * Woman's Own *
A delight to read, the characters pull at your heartstrings * Candis *
This is both a comic and poignant read told via quirky prose, and is impossible to put down * Image *
Sweet and sad and funny and thought-provoking * U magazine *
An endearing child-heroine and a controversial moral question make HER GIANT OCTOPUS MOMENT a must-read * Good Housekeeping *
Poignant novel about parenthood * Woman & Home *
Funny and poignant * Choice *
A poignant, at times funny, at times saddening book about morals and motherhood * Tatler Ireland *
Brilliant new novel . . . impressively plausible and realistic . . . truly heartbreaking and yet life-affirming at the same time. A thoroughly enjoyable and light-hearted, engaging read. * welovethisbook.com *
A gripping, heart-rendering story. The characters are portrayed skilfully, especially Scout, who is a wonderful child . . . An extremely exciting and emotional read. * New Books *
The sympathetic understanding of her characters, the even-handed exposition of different types of mothering and the beauty of her crystal-clear prose all come together to make this a must read. * Red *
Vivid storytelling . . . A delicately told tale of an unconventional childhood * Oxford Times *

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Bookread2day

“sad and emotional”

Billy comes home from school and finds his heroine mother has died. Billys grandparents live a comfortable life in Portugal and they do not want Billy. Social worker Miriam Riley has to find Billy a family who would... More

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27th May 2013
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