Review in ‘Teach Primary’

Freddie’s editor sent me this lovely review from Teach Primary today…

the finding of freddie perkins

“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.”

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