For those of you who love or write Middle Grade fiction, this is a gem of a book that I discovered this week. If it gets the attention it deserves this is destined to become a classic. 

I laughed so loudly at the dinner table (I couldn't put it down) that my 12 year old daughter raised her eyebrows and said, 'Really? Really Mum? It's that funny?' in that condescending way that only soon to be teenagers can. 

But it was that funny, and sad, and comforting, and true. 

What a wonderful surpresent (definition in the book) this was. I loved it! My new favourite author. 
And the best part ...

She has two other books! 

I'm off to the bookstore. See you later : )