From beloved Governor General Literary Award--winning author Susin Nielsen comes a touching and funny middle-grade story about family, friendship and growing up when you're one step away from homelessness.Felix Knuttson, twelve, is an endearing kid with an incredible brain for trivia. His mom Astrid is loving but unreliable; she can't hold onto a job, or a home. When they lose their apartment in Vancouver, they move into a camper van, just for August, till Astrid finds a job. September comes, they're still in the van; Felix must keep "home" a secret and give a fake address in order to enroll in school. Luckily, he finds true friends. As the weeks pass and life becomes grim, he struggles not to let anyone know how precarious his situation is. When he gets to compete on a national quiz show, Felix is determined to win -- the cash prize will bring them a home. Their luck is about to change! But what happens is not at all what Felix expected....
|Title||:||No Fixed Address|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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No Fixed Address Reviews
Wow! I loved this book. What an amazing coming of age story. The book follows Felix and his mom and how they are having hard times which they become homeless. Felix just wants a normal life like his friends. His mother is suffering from mental health issues and Felix is suffering right along with her even getting sick from sleeping in a cold van. I don't want to go into the story more as to not spoil it but I highly recommend it to everyone.
*Big thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the review copy.*
If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would. As always Susin writes wonderfully flawed characters in an honest and non judgmental way while tackling serious issues. Her ability to balance the heartbreaking with the uplifting never ceases to amaze me.
I am always so thankful for the books she writes.
13-year-old Felix and his mum are 'between homes' and the only solution is for them to live in a camper van that belongs to one of his mum's hopeless boyfriends. How long can Felix keep the secret of his homelessness from his school friends, his family and the authorities?
I love Susin Nielsen's writing style - it's so chatty, interesting and funny that it's hardly like reading at all, more like an old friend telling you a really good story.
The characters are great, even Felix's mum, Astrid. Sh ...more
"But now I'm learning to have faith in something new. Something my mom stopped having faith in a long time ago. Other people."
I cannot tell you HOW MUCH I loved this book. It was simple, informative, and intensely entertaining. Felix and his mother's plight was heart wrenching as bad luck crashes over them again and again.
Felix is like a child version of Sherlock Holmes, but instead of the art of deduction, the practise is points of observation, and instead of figuring ou ...more
What a beautiful and new story this is!
Felix and his mom Astrid find themselves not *technically* homeless but after four months go by, Felix starts to suspect a fix might not be as easy as his mom thinks.
“No Fixed Address” starts conversations about homelessness, the price of housing, and the systems we have in place to help people (spoiler alert: they don’t always work great).
I would definitely recommend reading this book.
Another Nielsen book, another winner for me. I am so happy I discovered Susin Nielsen, because every one of her books end up on the "makes-me-happy" list. She has done it once again with No Fixed Address, which was, as intrepid reporter Winnie Wu stated in the book, a feel-good story.
• Pro: Nielsen does so many things well in her books, but most importantly, she crafts these incredible characters. Felix was one of those incredible characters. The kid won my heart as soon as he described himself ...more
This book was hilarious and touching. Felix is a smart, empathetic pre-teen who finds himself homeless, living in a van, with his mother. He has plans to change this though when he is accepted as a contestant on his favorite trivia show. Things don't always go as Felix or his mother plan, however they learn the richness of allowing others into their lives.
This is another exciting read from Susin Nielsen. After the last book, "Optimists Die first",which was fantastic, I didn't expect to like this one as much, but it is great!
The story follows a young boy whose life goes downhill as his mother's finances go from bad to worse. They end up sleeping & living in a van. He tries to maintain a normal life and lies about his circumstances. Things get worse as he realises that his mother is not being very responsible and he has to be the responsible " ...more