Sofa Surfer (Paperback)Malcolm Duffy (author)
The former Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year nominated author returns with a typically well-judged and engaging story of unlikely friendships and the agonies of homelessness.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
A crusading novel on a topic that sadly looks to be timeless * Financial Times *
Duffy confirms the promise of his debut Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. in a pertinent and empathetic novel * The Bookseller *
A story with great heart, and wisdom, which shows the healing power of true friendship -- Ele Fountain, author of Boy 87
This is a book which sadly is all too pertinent to the lives of young people today and in the foreseeable political future. A crusading novel that more than lives up to the promise of that powerful debut. Highly recommended -- Joy Court, LoveReading
A glorious, soaring voice telling an important story. Made me guts feel funny, like I was on a rollercoaster -- Joanna Nadin, author of Joe All Alone
This powerful and insightful story highlights the rise of homelessness while never losing humour or heart. It's about family, belonging and the importance of kindness and understanding. Great for book clubs and topical discussion in class * South Wales Evening Post *
A compelling story about homelessness that manages to be very entertaining * Sunday Times *
Shines an uncompromising light on the plight of homeless teenagers and the dangers faced by them on the streets. This is a book that will make you think about how far you would be prepared to help someone like Spider. And in today's troubled times, the ending is particularly poignant and apt * Crime Review. *
A touching, relevant story of the hidden homeless... Duffy's writing is touching, considerate and illuminating, carefully avoiding negative stereotypes or unrealistic rescues. This is a fast-paced story with real heart that will leave all readers ever-changed. A must for all school libraries' * The School Librarian. *
As thoughtful as it is eye-opening, Duffy, with great consideration and sensitivity, refuses to give space to the negative stereotypes and connotations associated with homelessness... A courageous coming-of-age tale of belonging, friendship, and the importance of empathy and understanding... Truthful, compelling and fearlessly insightful, Sofa Surfer, without any shadow of a doubt, lives up to the promise of Duffy's acclaimed and powerful debut, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. Duffy has once again showcased his talent for writing timely and topical narratives whilst never losing humour and heart' * Armadillo *
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