No Fixed Address (Paperback)
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No Fixed Address (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 06/06/2019
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Felix Knutsson is nearly thirteen, lives with his mother and pet gerbil Horatio, and is brilliant at memorising facts and trivia. So far, pretty normal. But Felix and his mom Astrid have a secret: they are living in a van. Astrid promises it's only for a while until she finds a new job, and begs Felix not to breathe a word about it. So when Felix starts at a new school, he does his very best to hide the fact that most of his clothes are in storage, he only showers weekly at the community centre, and that he doesn't have enough to eat. When his friends Dylan and Winnie ask to visit, Felix always has an excuse. But Felix has a plan to turn his and Astrid's lives around: he's going to go on his favourite game show Who, What, Where, When and win the cash prize. All he needs is a little luck and a lot of brain power . . . Susin Nielsen deftly combines humour, heartbreak, and hope in this moving story about people who slip through the cracks in society, and about the power of friendship and community to make all the difference.

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781783448326
Number of pages: 288


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Beautifully wrought, compassionate and entertaining...A book worth giving a home to" -- Nicolette Jones * Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week *
"Relatable, moving and funny. Susin Nielsen is simply wonderful" -- Sarah Crossan
"Funny, charming and full of heart, this is a really special book. I defy you not to root for Felix Fredrik Knutsson!" -- Lisa Williamson
"Susin Nielsen is an amazing writer. No Fixed Address is my book of the year" -- Hilary McKay
"Felix's deeply engrossing and fully immersive first-person narrative of homelessness is both illuminating and heartbreaking" * Kirkus, starred review *
"Readers will be cheering for Felix as he learns to finally let others help him. A well-written work of realism that will be a mirror to some and a window for others." -- starred review * School Library Journal *
"Felix's story is hard to put down and, while it doesn't shy away from the grim reality of "accidental" homelessness, this gritty, contemporary issue is tackled with sensitivity and gentle humour." * BookTrust *
"Susin Nielsen is the finest voice currently writing YA. Not many writers can put comedy and heartbreak in the same book, never mind the same page, but Susin does it effortlessly." -- Phil Earle

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“Great story”

This is a great story, with tons of emotions.

Felix is homeless, though he tries to hide it. He and his mother live in a van. He tries to keep that a secret from his friends, but it keeps coming back to haunt him... More

Hardback edition
19th September 2018
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“A book with an important message and an optimistic heart!”

Technically YA, it would be best suited to younger YA readers or more mature MG readers ready to start reading slightly older books. It tackles the serious, all-too relevant and sadly all-too prevalent issue of... More

Hardback edition
8th August 2018
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“Excellent”

So maybe I will admit to having heard great things about Susin Nielsen, yet never read her books myself...
Maybe I really should check out her previous ones now... this book is excellent! I totally loved it! So very... More

Hardback edition
20th May 2018
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