The rainbow-filled, JOYOUS debut from a hugely exciting new talent. Perfect for 9+ readers and fans of Lisa Thompson, Elle McNicoll and Onjali Rauf’s bestselling THE BOY AT THE BACK OF THE CLASS.
My name’s Archie Albright, and I know two things for certain:
1. My mum and dad kind of hate each other, and they’re not doing a great job of pretending that they don’t anymore.
2. They’re both keeping a secret from me, but I can’t figure out what.
Things aren’t going great for Archie Albright. His dad’s acting weird, his mum too, and all he wants is for everything to go back to normal, to three months before when his parents were happy and still lived together. When Archie sees a colourful, crumpled flyer fall out of Dad’s pocket, he thinks he may have found the answer. Only problem? The answer might just lie at the end of the rainbow, an adventure away.
Together with his best friends, Bell and Seb, Archie sets off on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey to try and fix his family, even if he has to break a few rules to do it…
Oh this was a beautiful and delightful as well as heartwarming celebration of familial love, acceptance and the joy of family, no matter how unconventional it may be!
Told in the voice of young Archie – who believes that adults don’t give him the c edit he deserves. He knows that there is something wrong with his parents. They aren’t in love with each other anymore & there is something seriously wrong because his father has not been living with them, and neither has he missed how much his parents have now been fighting with each other, say every time they are in the same room together.
While he absolutely and totally is against eavesdropping; it was the only way he could have found what actually happened between his parents and he does. And he doesn’t know what to do when he actually does find out what exactly happened to change everything.
To be fair, all Archie wants his parents back – not how they were with each other, but how they made him feel. So, to get his family back; to get his Dad back and to understand him – him and his wonderful friends hatch a plan; to attend the London LGBTAIQ+ Pride Parade.
This was the EXACTLY the feel good, wonderful make me happy book I needed and trust me, you need it to! A middle grade fiction that’s all about acceptance, love, faith and loyalty for the people you love; even if there are times you may not understand them anymore.