World: Head of Zeus (Zephyr)
*** REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS ***
"This story about homelessness is truthful and compelling, and Duffy has a talent for imparting serious ideas entertainingly"
- The Sunday Times (Children's Book of the Week)
"Duffy confirms the promise of debut Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. in a pertinent and empathetic novel."
- The Bookseller
"A crusading novel on a topic that sadly looks to be timeless."
- The Financial Times
"Sofa Surfer offers up another believable, colloquial teenage-boy voice...This moving story is a call for empathy and a firm reminder that 'homeless doesn't equal hopeless'."
- The Irish Times
15-year-old Tyler's teenage angst turns to outright rebellion when his family leave 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.