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Malcolm Duffy's debut novel Me Mam. Me Dad. Me won the YA category of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2019, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Prize 2019 and selected for World Book Night. 

Written with humour and heart, Sofa Surfer looks at what it means to be homeless. Fifteen-year-old Tyler's teenage angst turns to outright rebellion when his family leaves London for a new life in Yorkshire. He's angry with his parents about the upheaval and furious at losing his home. With only the dog to confide in, Tyler has no idea that a chance meeting with a skinny girl called Spider will lead him into a world he never even knew existed. Spider is sofa surfing, and Tyler finds himself spinning a tangled web of lies in his efforts to help her escape her world of fear and insecurity. 

Sofa Surfer shows how empathy and action can help those without a home to go to. As with his widely praised debut Me Mam. Me Dad. Me., Malcolm Duffy finds humour and heart even in dire situations. Relevant, warm and rewarding, Sofa Surfer is about what happens when going home isn't an option.

©2020 Malcolm Duffy (P)2020 W F Howes

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“A story with great heart and wisdom, which shows the healing power of true friendship.” (Ele Fountain) 

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A breathe of fresh air

This book was wicked
The characters were great, story was believable I really enjoyed it