Barnaby Brocket is an ordinary 8-year-old boy in most ways, but he was born different in one important way: he floats. Unlike everyone else, Barnaby does not obey the law of gravity. His parents, who have a horror of being noticed, want desperately for Barnaby to be normal, but he can't help who he is. And when the unthinkable happens, Barnaby finds himself on a journey that takes him all over the world. From Brazil to New York, Canada to Ireland, and even to space, the floating boy meets all sorts of different people—and discovers who he really is along the way.
This whimsical novel will delight middle graders, and make readers of all ages question the meaning of normal.
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I liked it. It was exciting, adventurous and bits were very scary and amazing.Read Full Review of Terrible Thing That Happened ... | See more reviews from Guardian
I cannot really point out anything bad about this book, and would recommend it to everyone who likes a nice, relaxing and witty read.Read Full Review of Terrible Thing That Happened ... | See more reviews from Guardian
...when confronted by the latest text from a bestselling author is understandable. I can imagine that whoever was given the job of editing Boyne...might have felt a touch pusillanimous... a little lighter, this book would soar.Read Full Review of Terrible Thing That Happened ... | See more reviews from Guardian
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