Peters Books recommend Mike for Mental Health Awareness Week   #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Empathy Lab Uk selected Mike for their 2019 Read for Empathy Guides      #Empathy

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.

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 


Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books –  “this absolutely bowled me over and really developed my understanding of the complex nature of growing up with a talent.Book BagThere’s a wonderful sense of amusement in the tone, and I think this is what keeps the energy quite light the whole way through.”

Booktrust –  ‘Floyd is courageous and full of hope, while Mike’s role is somehow simultaneously subtle and ground-shattering, steering Floyd in completely new and surprising directions, an enigma everyone wants solve. This is a beautifully told and enormously uplifting coming-of-age story.’

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 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

Momo celebrating time to read – ‘Mike has other things to show Floyd – life changing things – perhaps he is the guide we’d all like who leads us to our perfect destiny. ‘ 

US Booklist Starred Review 

US School Library Journal Starred Review





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