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Andrew Norriss returns with a beautiful and moving story for everyone who has ever felt like they’re on the wrong path. 2018


childrens book of the week




Children’s Book of the Week!
“This novel is startlingly original… and is written with such clarity it’s like diving into tropical waters (as Floyd does). Everyone needs to get to know Mike… Andrew Norriss has served an ace.”  Jan 21st @thesundaytimes 

A MESSAGE FROM DAVID FICKLING     dfb logo    January 2018

‘This novel is one of the most extraordinary things I have read.

When tennis star Floyd sees a boy that no one else can, his parents think a few visits to a sports psychologist will help sort him out. But Mike turns out to have a role all of his own, one that transforms Floyd’s life beyond imagining.

Andrew writes with the lightness of a feather, yet conveys meaning the depth of an ocean. I urge you to read it! Whether a parent, a child or simply a human being, this book will transform you – oh, what a wonder of a writer Andrew Norriss is!’ 

Floyd is a rising teen tennis sensation. At only fifteen, he is set to become the youngest ever champion of the national under 18s, his tennis career is written in the stars. Until Mike shows up. At first, Floyd thinks Mike is just a weird kid…  more

Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books
My expectations of this book were not particularly high. Whilst I liked the idea of tennis and sport as part of the story, the blurb to accompany the proof copy did not really appeal to me. However, the mystery person (known as MIKE)… more

Mike is a smart and humorous take on mental health and figuring out how to follow your own path in life. But it’s also so much more: a brilliant, pacey and engaging story packed with highly relatable characters – even the ones you don’t want to like.more

Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week Jan 21st 2018

‘Mike can change your life. This is the irresistibly intriguing and resonant story of 15-year-old Floyd…’ more

Literary Review
Andrew Norriss’s Mike (David Fickling Books 263pp £10.99) inverts the old doppelgänger story. Normally when you see your double, it’s a harbinger of death. But not here. Mike is a promising tennis star…  more




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