• Funny, touching novel which shows Anne Fine on top form. Stolly is one of the most endearing and original characters to have appeared in children's literature for a long time . . . satisfyingly uplifting

  • Bound to command attention . . . Stolly, the eccentric, hazard-prone hero is magnificiently evoked for us through a series of recollections and beside the musings of his best friend Ian

  • Subtle and entertaining . . . will make children of both sexes accept unusualness and difference, both in themselves and in others. This book will move them, and it will make them laugh

    The Sunday Times
  • Up on Cloud Nine is witty and compelling, the message it carries to adult readers does not make for comfortable reading . . . [A] brave and sometimes brilliant book. And, as always with Anne Fine, the jokes are excellent

  • This latest novel from the Children's Laureate may be inspired by the phenomenon of teenage suicide, but there is nothing grim or mawkish about it: a wonderfully funny and perceptive glimpse of the inner lives of boys


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