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

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  • 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...

  • 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"...

  • 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...

  • Sarah

    Meet Felix Knutsson, the charming, earnest protagonist at the helm of No Fixed Address. As one might infer from the title, this book is about life in a Westfalia van. In other words, it is a story abo...

  • ? kayleigh ( awkword reviews ) ?

    ♡ blog ♡ bookstagram "But now I'm learning to have faith in something new. Something my mom stopped having faith in a long time ago. Other people." I cannot tell you HOW MUCH I loved this book. I...

  • Colleen

    *Big thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the review copy.*If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would. As always Susin writes wonderfully flawed characters in an honest and non judgmenta...

  • Vikki VanSickle

    Another fab middle grade story from Susin Nielsen. A thoughtful examination of homelessness and family dynamics, with plenty of great characters, one-liners, and hope. ...

  • Laura Gardner

    ALL THE STARS for this absolutely amazing book by Canadian author @susinnielsen. Many thanks to the @kidlitexchange network and @randomhousekids for this ARC (#partner); all opinions are my own. ~*~*~...