Freddie’s editor sent me this lovely review from Teach Primary today…
“No one likes losing things, but loss can be especially difficult to process for a child; whether a treasured posession, a sense of direction, or a loved one.
“In her debut novel, Liz Baddaley addresses this issue with beautiful sensitivity and remarkable empathy, taking her young hero on a journey from bereavement and displacement to the rediscovery of himself, the people closest to him, and where he now fits into a changed universe.
“At the start of the story, Freddie is struggling to manage powerful and confushing emotions following the death of his mother – and so is his dad. Moving away from their London home to live with his granny in a remote part of Scotland doesn’t make any sense to him, but Baddaley gradually and credibly introduces a strand of magic realism to the narrative that results in the whole family finding a way to move past the hurt and anger to a hopeful future.”