Publisher: David Fickling
Unbelievable! Half term is supposed to be fun but Ed and his sister Roo will be spending it with boring old Miss Filey and her disgustingly smelly cat while the builders are converting their house to accommodate Ed’s wheelchair.
Despite the lack of WiFi and TV the prospects for their week improve dramatically when they discover an old pack of birthday candles that grant real wishes. But it turns out that wishing is a complicated business and you don’t always get quite what you’d imagined. Although that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Celebrating unexpected friendships, the power of dreams and living in the moment, this is storytelling at its best: clever, compelling and life-affirming.
Ed is an intelligent, spirited protagonist who, whilst not being defined by his dependence on a wheelchair, is fully aware of some of the limitations it places on his life.
Utterly bonkers and totally brilliant; searingly funny and acutely painful; completely fantastical yet strangely believable; this crazy adventure will make you gasp, smile and maybe even shed a tear or two.
This is a story that will stay with you long after the last page has been read.