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Title:Up On Cloud Nine
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Doubleday UK
ISBN:038560372X
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Number of Pages:176
Category:Young adult, Fiction, Middle grade, Childrens

Up On Cloud Nine by Anne Fine

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Up On Cloud Nine Anne Fine s i Up On Cloud Nine i is possibly one of the best books you will ever read Character led beautifully crafted uplifting and life affirming Fine s masterpiece tells the story of a deep friendship between two boys Stolly and Ian The pair are introduced to the reader at the point where the accident prone Stolly is lying unconscious in a hospital bed having survived a rather spectacular plummet to the ground from a very high window p As the pair are caught in the sterile time warp of the hospital waiting for the arrival of their respective parents Ian contemplates Stolly s life a Walter Mitty character who insists he is not a liar but a fantasist who unflinchingly speaks as he finds and is blessed with a mind and imagination so receptive to experience that occasionally his words and actions are shocking to those around him p p As the waiting continues Ian circled by a social worker who is concerned at the alarming regularity of Stolly s hospital visits pieces together the good the funny the bad and the downright ugly compiling a comprehensive biography that ultimately leads him to believe that his remarkable friend s accident may not have been an accident at all p p Anne Fine is certainly on form in this extraordinary unforgettable novel the lady rarely disappoints with sure fire winners such as i Goggle Eyes i i Flour Babies i and i Madame Doubtfire i enticing new generations of readers into her world But with i Up On Cloud Nine i she really hits the spot with a sublime involving novel that is a deceptively quick and simple read yet contains all the hallmarks of a classic work of fiction It may sound overdramatic but everyone and that includes adults should read this to remind themselves that a really good book can lift the spirits and leave you with seriously rosy glow Age and over i Susan Harrison i p

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Mel loves reading and prefers books to people New girl Imogen in frightened of books Only Mel can stop Imogen s private horror story and stop the bad dreams, Lydia Christopher and Natalie are used to domestic turmoil Their parents divorce has not made family life any easier in either home The children bounce to and from their volatile mother Miranda and their out of work actor father Daniel Then Miranda advertises for a cleaning lady who will look after and mind the children after work and Daniel gets the job disguised as Madame Doubtfire This bittersweet touching and extremely funny book inspired the highly successful film Mrs Doubtfire starring Robin Williams, Ian s best friend Stolly is up on cloud nine He s in the hospital unconscious and hooked up to machines The question Ian is trying to answer is How did Stolly end up there br br In a way Stolly s always been on cloud nine living life by his own rules and making those rules up as he goes along His parents careers have them constantly rushing around so Ian s family has all but adopted Stolly That s why it s up to Ian to figure out what happened to his best friend But once the pieces start coming together the answer doesn t seem to make any sense, p The story of a strange and disturbing friendship seen through the eyes of Natalie as she gets to know Tulip Pierce a deliquent girl most others go out of their way to avoid Nobody wants Tulip in their gang She bunks off school is rude to the teachers and makes herself unpopular with her classmates by telling awful lies But none of this matters to Natalie who finds Tulip s behaviour exciting and dangerous At first she doesn t care that other people are upset by Tulip s bizarre games but as the games become increasingly dangerous and sinister Natalie realises that Tulip is going too far Way too far Tulip becomes even more destructive and after a row with Natalie she commits a terrible crime p This is a compelling story in which Anne Fine explores the dark side of a friendship bordering on obsession and sensitively depicts one girl s gradual decline into hostility and violence