The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates

(2 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Usborne

Do miracles really happen? Freddie Yates isn’t convinced. Until the summer he goes on an unexpected journey with his two best friends.

Freddie has never been bothered by the fact that his dad isn’t actually his dad but, when his beloved Grams dies, he has a niggling curiosity about his birth father. And what are best friends for if not to encourage you to start the summer holidays with a massive deception and a disaster-prone trip to a foreign country?

The plan had seemed so simple but distractions like the onion-eating competition, the exploding toilet, gangster taxi drivers and accidentally setting fire to a boat – not to mention appearing on national television dressed as a girl – lead Freddie somewhere he had not expected to go.

By turns sad, funny and even a bit scary, Freddie’s journey will have you spitting out a mouthful of crisps (if you happen to be eating them) and maybe wiping away a tear or two.

Packed with slapstick humour and hilarious explorations of the ups and downs of all real friendships, the miracle of this book is the understanding that ‘family’ is not just people who share your name or your blood.

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