Will Freeman, so dowdy,
has a special way to meet women.
He joins a group for single parents.
SPAT (Single Parents-Alone Together)
A loser. A liar. He pretends he has a child. His father, died setting him up, with royalties from a song which he can't stand. He's never worked, he's what you would call a "good for nothing!"
He's definitely not into long term relationships, you get that right from the start.
He meets Marcus a twelve year old boy and his suicidal mother. Marcus desperate for a father figure plans a future for them. He wants Will to get together with his mother. Take it from there...
I totally enjoyed this book. I loved Nick Hornby's beautiful writing style. His characters came to life. The type of book you don't want to put down, feeling empathy for the boy and his mother, even Will.
I'd give it five stars. *****
Like most of the books I read, this one came from the Surrey Public Library. On the shelf Books We Liked
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