No Fixed Address

No Fixed Address Review

From beloved Governor General Literary Award--winning author Susin Nielsen comes a touching and funny middle-grade story about family, friendship and growing up when you're one step away from homelessness.

Felix Knuttson, twelve, is an endearing kid with an incredible brain for trivia. His mom Astrid is loving but unreliable; she can't hold onto a job, or a home. When they lose their apartment in Vancouver, they move into a camper van, just for August, till Astrid finds a job. September comes, they're still in the van; Felix must keep "home" a secret and give a fake address in order to enroll in school. Luckily, he finds true friends. As the weeks pass and life becomes grim, he struggles not to let anyone know how precarious his situation is. When he gets to compete on a national quiz show, Felix is determined to win -- the cash prize will bring them a home. Their luck is about to change! But what happens is not at all what Felix expected.

Title:No Fixed Address

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Lola

    I admire the hell out of Susin Nielsen for tackling the topics she does. It isn’t easy to talk about controversial subjects like poverty and homelessness to a middle grade audience. And yet, Susin N...

  • Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore

    My thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Random House UK Children’s Publishers for a review copy of this one.This was such a wonderful wonderful read for me—heart-breaking, and cute, and making me smile...

  • ?? Book Diva ??

    Very light and fast read but did enjoy it....

  • Laurie ? The Baking Bookworm

    Susin Nielsen, you've done it again!! A few years ago I unabashedly gushed over her We Are All Made of Molecules so, readers, be prepared because there's a strong chance of gushing in the forecast for...

  • Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore

    My thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Random House UK Children’s Publishers for a review copy of this one.This was such a wonderful wonderful read for me—heart-breaking, and cute, and making me smile...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC from Netgalley.comFelix Knuttsen and his single mother Astrid move around a bit in Vancouver because Astrid finds it hard to keep a job after her career teaching art founders. After the death of...

  • Amy

    I loved this book. I picked it up on Sunday night and ended up finishing it before I went to bed. I couldn't quit reading about Felix and his life living in a van. While he knows it's "only temporary"...

  • Colleen

    After hitting a rough patch financially, 12-year old Felix and his mom, Astrid, find themselves living in a van. Astrid assures Felix that it’s just temporary, but as time goes on Felix finds it inc...

  • Samantha (WLABB)

    Another Nielsen book, another winner for me. I am so happy I discovered Susin Nielsen, because every one of her books end up on the "makes-me-happy" list. She has done it once again with No Fixed Addr...

  • Mwinchester97

    You never really know how much your address means to you until you don't have one...Meet Felix. He's a 12 year old who loves trivia, French, and most of all his mom ( who insits he call her Astrid). U...