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Some Kind of Hero

by Donna Hay

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Tess has brought up her disabled son Dan on her own for seventeen years, and doesn’t see why his dad should be involved now because he’d abandoned her when she was pregnant and had never even bothered to reply to her letters. But when Phil does show up, Dan worships him.

As a character, I thought Phil was horrible. He was nice and everything, but I thought it was a bit weird the way he just assumed that he was welcome and it seemed like he almost forced Tess to talk to him sometimes. Every time he turned up I just cringed and wished he would get lost!

Another character I didn’t like was Jack’s work colleague, Charlie. Charlie is desperate to go out with Jack and is always scheming to make him like her. But Jack has two daughters, and Charlie hates kids. She seems to think that he’s going to ditch his daughters to go out with her. She was a nasty piece of work.

My favourite character was Emily, Jack’s teenage daughter. She was a typical stroppy teenager, but she was really good at seeing through people like Charlie.

Overall I really enjoyed this book, even though it was slightly predictable.
I thought the story did a very good job of showing the relationships between single parents and their children. ( )
  26kathryn | Jul 16, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0752859072, Paperback)

What do you do as a single parent when your kids don't want to share you with anyone else—except the person you least want? Single mother Tess is used to having to fight for her disabled son's rights, and is wary of getting too close to men. But Dan, at 17, is more independent than she realizes, to the extent that he has taken it upon himself to bring his parents back together whether Tess wants it or not. Meanwhile, to their Yorkshire town moves Jack, a widower with a mountain of baggage and a stroppy teenage daughter sitting atop it. In this sparkling novel Donna Hay tackles tough issues with warm-hearted comedy as she writes about love and families, and learning to live with the cards you've been dealt, and being some kind of hero.

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Single mother Tess is used to having to fight for her disabled son's rights, but Dan is seventeen now and more independent than she realises. What do you do when your kids won't share you with anyone else - except the person you least want?

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