Floss's parents are divorced, and she divides up her week, spending five days with her mum, her new step-dad and her baby half-brother. The other two days Floss spends with her dad, helping him to run his greasy spoon cafe. But their simple arrangement is thrown into disarray when Floss's mum decides to move to Australia.
Making the difficult decision to stay at home, Floss moves in permanently with her dad and they muddle along happily together, surviving on chip butties and enjoying visits to the local funfair. But disaster strikes - Dad's money troubles catch up with him and they have to move out of the cafe. They're homeless - but can their new fairground friends help out? Could Dad and Floss be destined for a life on the road?
©2006 Jacqueline Wilson; (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
"Wilson is [in] top social-observing form." (The Independent)
"As usual, Wilson's book provokes both laughter and thought." (Junior Education)
"Another absorbing slice of family and school life." (The Children's Bookseller)
I love the deep moral to this story. Its very easy to make this book seem bad if you don't bother to read on. I am 9 an recommend this book to anyone who likes adventurous stories with unexpected twists about friendship.
This is the kind of story which happens commonly. The best way to start off a book is with some sort of celebration, and Jacqueline Wilson did so this. It's a really touching story. This story inspired me to start writing books of my own. Hopefully one day I will write a book as good as this one.
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