This is Stephen’s journey into the unchartered world of relationships. It’s a fact that eighty is really really old and that is how old Lola is going to turn, but how can you have a party if she doesn’t tell you who her friends are? And what about the secrets she has locked away in the back of the shed?
Stephen, Lola and the neighbours explore the simple things together. Through their adventures, they ask awkward questions, face difficult truths and find each other. The Simple Things, told in the irresistible ten-year-old voice of a boy who misses his dog is full of heart. It’s a keeper.
Title: The Simple Things
Author: Bill Condon
Publisher: Allen and Unwin, $12.99 RRP
Publication Date: March 2014
For ages: 8 +
Type: Junior Fiction