The Boy with the Butterfly Mind

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Pub Date: 11/05/2019

Pages: 264

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Floris Books

Imprint: Kelpies

ISBN 13: 9781782506003

ISBN 10: 1782506004

Price: $14.95

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Special Needs

The Boy with the Butterfly Mind

By Victoria Williamson

Price: $14.95

Format:

Hardcover

About the Book

Jamie Lee just wants to be normal but his ADHD isn't making it easy. If only he could control his butterfly mind he'd have friends, be able to keep out of trouble and he could live with his mom, not be sent to stay with his dad.

Elin Watts just wants to be perfect. If she could be the best student and daughter possible, then maybe her dad would leave his new family and come back to live with Elin and her mom, happily ever after.

When Jamie and Elin's families blend, the polar opposites of chaotic Jamie and ordered Elin collide. As their lives spiral out of control, Jamie and Elin discover that they're actually more alike than they'd admit. Maybe there's no such thing as normal, or perfect. And perhaps, just like families, happy-ever-afters come in all shapes and sizes.

Uplifting and moving, The Boy with the Butterfly Mind is an inspiring story of acceptance, blended families, and discovering that in the end, being yourself is more than enough.

About the Book

A straight-talking but uplifting story about a boy living with ADHD and the sparks that fly when he moves in with his perfectionist step-sister, from the author of The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle.

Author

Victoria Williamson is a primary school teacher with a Master's degree in special needs education. Her first novel, the USBBY-honoured The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle is included in the 2019 Read for Empathy collection and has been longlisted for the Branford Boase Award.