Reviews

  • "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"

    Observer
  • "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"

    TES
  • "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"

    Independent
  • "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"

    Guardian