What to Read After… Look Up! 20/09/21
The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates
Do miracles really happen? Freddie Yates isn’t convinced – until the summer he goes on an unexpected journey with his two best friends.
Freddie loves his adoptive dad, but when his Grams dies and leaves Freddie a letter revealing the name of his birth father, curiosity takes over. Freddie’s plan is simple: pretend he’s staying at his mate’s, then get the train to Cardiff and find his biological dad. But things do not go according to plan…
Accidentally embarking on a madcap adventure across Wales, Freddie and his best friends leave a trail of chaos and increasingly crazy incidents behind them. After all, what are best friends for if not to encourage you to start the summer holidays with a massive deception and a disaster-prone race across the country? There’s the exploding toilet incident, the onion eating competition, the accidentally setting fire to a boat incident and, yes, appearing on television dressed as a girl.
Though packed with humour, Freddie’s journey also explores the ups and downs of friendship, the experience of grief, and the fact that family doesn’t have to mean just a blood relation. Funny and heart-warming, this is the story of a summer road trip no like no other.