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September 9th, 2019 - Posted in Library News -

by Susin Nielsen, 280 pages, Grades 6-8.

Felix has had a lot of different homes, he has gone to a lot of different schools, his mom has had a lot of different jobs and a lot of different partners. You could say Felix is kind of an expert when it comes to change and instability, but this time, this living situation might be too much even for a veteran of change such as Felix. His mom, currently out of work, and out of a living situation “borrows” her x-boyfriend’s van which, she explains, will be a fun way to live for a little while. The view out the window can be different and new every day. Of course, she is not talking about the down sides to living in a van, like not having a kitchen for making food – “We’ll get take-out,” not having a shower – “We’ll join a gym,” and not having a bathroom! Felix believes his mom wants the best for him, but the question is, does she really know what that is? And, if so, can she really provide it?

If you enjoy books about kids in difficult living situations, you might also enjoy: Guitar Boy, by M.J. Auch, or Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor, or Hold Fast, by Blue Balliet.

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