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*Read E-pub Ý Fish Boy ⛎ Billy is a lonely boy He s obsessed with swimming in the sea, which is where he goes to wash his problems far, far away Thanks to his mum s mystery illness, his dad has been forced to work extra hours to make ends meet, so Billy locks himself away with David Attenborough films, and ponders the magic of nature Meanwhile at school, bullies mercilessly seize on Billy s otherness and make his life as miserable as possible but then new boy Patrick Green, with fingers like steel, strength of a bear , joins Billy s class And when a mackerel swims up to Billy s face, blows bubbles into his Vista Clear Mask goggles and says Fish Boy Billy s whole world changes What would you do if you met a talking fish And not just any fish, a talking mackerel This is what swimming fanatic Billy discovers when swimming in the ocean Bullied at school and facing problems at home, Billy relates everything to David Attenborough type wildlife scenarios Is it any wonder then that he comes face to face with a fish Bob who not only talks in Hungarian but who also wants to whisk Billy off into the safe world of Us But what if the safe world of Us means disappearin What would you do if you met a talking fish And not just any fish, a talking mackerel This is what swimming fanatic Billy discovers when swimming in the ocean Bullied at school and facing problems at home, Billy relates everything to David Attenborough type wildlife scenarios Is it any wonder then that he comes face to face with a fish Bob who not only talks in Hungarian but who also wants to whisk Billy off into the safe world of Us But what if the safe world of Us means disappearing from the real world, and never returning This was the first book chosen for my Children s Book Club At 300 or so pages it was easily managed within the four week allotted time frame, it had so many talking points and I think we are all just a little bit wiser about wildlife, David Attenborough and the Bermuda Triangle.I loved best friend Patrick, the wannabe magician who stuck by Billy despite his insistence that fish could talk Throwing stinky socks at each other seemed kind of gross to me but the boys in the club thought this was a pretty OK thing to do We were impressed that despite Patrick s inability to swim, he handcuffed himself to Billy in an attempt to prevent him disappearing in to the murky depths with Bob.I particularly loved the relationship between Billy and his parents So often in children s literature parents are either evil step mums or removed from the picture entirely leaving the lonely, vulnerable child to overcome the odds This wasn t the route Daykin chose Billy had a lovely mum and dad who despite the stress of illness were kind, caring and present Bravo.I also loved the short Bermuda Triangle sections Highlighting that somethings, no matter how intelligent we are, we can t explain a talking fish The turning point in the book for me was the section where Daykin describes the pilot flying to Miami Unable to see, surrounded by stormy clouds, the pilot didn t know whether he was going the right way Yet suddenly the clouds cleared and the pilot ended up in Miami quicker than he should have done He was going the right way all along, he just didn t know it.The children awarded it 3 out of 5 fish Well it is called Fish Boy.Did you know that crows have worked out that if you drop nuts on to Zebra Crossings, cars will run over them and crush them just enough so the nut can then be eaten If you liked Fish Boy try Daykin s new book The Boy Who Hit Play about a boy found abandoned in a zoo as a baby and named Elvis after his adopted father s record collection Or try Boy Under Water by Adam Baron about a boy who has never swam who sets off to do just that after searching how to front crawl on Google Readathon 12 26 2011.The book was a fantastic adventure in Billy s life Billy is a student of elementary school who lives to be in the sea that s why They all calling him fish boy.But everything changes in his life when his mother gets sick Then the imagination and reality become a tangle that complicates and make up this magical book that at some points reminds you of your own childhood and your own magical worlds.3.5 Sea Stars Incredibly creative This is a beautiful book with so much to talk about Billy s view of the world is so fresh and imaginative, a unique look at the world I really like the way that topics are covered within this story from his mum s illness to his struggle with friendships We go on a journey with Billy while he learns to cope and let new people into his world side note I think everyone needs a Patrick in their life The writing of this book is so well done, as a reader I felt how Billy felt Incredibly creative This is a beautiful book with so much to talk about Billy s view of the world is so fresh and imaginative, a unique look at the world I really like the way that topics are covered within this story from his mum s illness to his struggle with friendships We go on a journey with Billy while he learns to cope and let new people into his world side note I think everyone needs a Patrick in their life The writing of this book is so well done, as a reader I felt how Billy felt and experienced life A really well written and beautifully told story This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Billy is a boy who has a hectic life and struggles to make sense of it all His Dad is hard working and busy while his Mum held back by a condition that he doesn t want to face yet He also has no friends and is bullied by the children at school who have given him the nickname fish boy Billy uses swimming in the sea to escape his life it is there where he feels most alive It is also here that Billy comes face to face with a talking fish It is not until a new boy, Patrick, moves to his town Billy is a boy who has a hectic life and struggles to make sense of it all His Dad is hard working and busy while his Mum held back by a condition that he doesn t want to face yet He also has no friends and is bullied by the children at school who have given him the nickname fish boy Billy uses swimming in the sea to escape his life it is there where he feels most alive It is also here that Billy comes face to face with a talking fish It is not until a new boy, Patrick, moves to his town that he finds someone who he can share this strange experience with As the tale unfolds, it is Patrick who helps Billy to come to terms with himself, his mum s condition and how to enjoy the world he lives in Daykin has written a truly great novel here, it has a delicate mix of humour, anxiety and warmth that makes it so Daykin s writing is fantastic, she makes you feel Billy s anxiety and stress with the world and the relief that is felt when he finally comes to accept himself and his ill mother is felt by the reader as much as him Billy is a complex and well written character, I felt myself getting frustrated with him at times as there were characters who were eager to help him But then that in itself is the manifestation of the anxiety that he feels himself the personal battle that leads to pushing people away I loved Patrick he was determined to help his friend and his admittance of his own stress of being forced to move around due to his Dad s work was very touching and well done I loved Daykin s choice of having Billy s mum have ME Growing up with a family member who has an often misunderstood and difficult to deal with condition MS in my case , I can say that is it really important that children are exposed to literature featuring rare conditions as while they may be rare they are not alone in the feelings they feel towards a loved one I would love to use this novel with my class to explore the emotions that I have discussed, and beyond