No Fixed Address

No Fixed Address

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 From beloved Governor General Literary Award--winning author Susin Nielsen comes a touching and funny middle-grade sto...

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Title:No Fixed Address
Author:Susin Nielsen
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0735262756
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

No Fixed Address Reviews

  • Laura Gardner
    May 10, 2018
    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. ~*~*~*~*~* Felix is almost thirteen, loves a game show called Who, What, Where, When and...
  • Kimberly
    Nov 16, 2018
    Thank you @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. No Fixed Address is now available to purchase or request from your local library. Felix and his mom, Astrid, are definitely having a hard time. After a few failed living arrangements and the fact t...
  • Sarah
    Feb 26, 2018
    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 about homelessness. But, even more than that, Susin Nielsen's novel is about friendship, ...
  • Michelle
    Sep 17, 2018
    Excellent story about the ?hidden homeless?, people without a permanent address. This is a great read and would be a great class read aloud for upper elementary and middle school. ...
  • KWinks
    Sep 20, 2018
    Fabulous! One of the best books I have read all year. Felix and his mother live in a Westfalia and are making the best of a temporary situation...until it starts to stop feeling temporary. I thought Nielsen handled this perfectly, she shows the difficulty of being one the "hidden homel...
  • Debbie Tanner
    Nov 03, 2018
    I really liked this story about Felix who is 12, lives with his mom and is homeless. It has big themes of friendship, telling the truth, and taking responsibility. Loved this one. ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Jul 20, 2018
    E ARC from Netgalley.com Felix 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 her mother, Felix's Mormor, it's been hard for the two to maintain homes as well. W...
  • Colleen
    Sep 07, 2018
    *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 judgmental way while tackling serious issues. Her ability to balance the heartbreaking with...
  • Tatiana
    Sep 30, 2018
    By pure happenstance of library availability, I read Just Under the Clouds and No Fixed Address back-to-back. Although both books cover the topic of homelessness, feature protagonists of similar age, and are considered middle-grade (I'll get back to that point), they are vastly differe...
  • Shanleigh
    Nov 10, 2018
    Heartbreaking, yet full of heart and hope. Absolutely beautifully written ...
  • Angie
    Jul 16, 2018
    Felix is your typical middle school kid except for one little thing. He and his mom live in a van. It was supposed to be temporary, but as the months go by it becomes more of the norm. His mom Astrid has slumps and can't keep a job. Despite the fact that Felix has no fixed address or p...
  • Elizabeth Coates
    Oct 17, 2018
    Susin Nielsen is so great! I've never read one of her books that I didn't like. It's about hidden homelessness in Vancouver. Through a series of unlucky events, a 12 year old boy and his mom end up living in their van. This is a wonderful book for starting a conversation with kids abou...
  • Heather Laskos
    Nov 03, 2018
    This book was hilarious and touching. Felix is a smart, empathetic pre-teen who finds himself homeless, living in a van, with his mother. He has plans to change this though when he is accepted as a contestant on his favorite trivia show. Things don't always go as Felix or his mother pl...
  • Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore
    Aug 02, 2018
    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 a little all at the same time. The story is told in the voice of twelve-and-three...
  • Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore
    Aug 02, 2018
    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 a little all at the same time. The story is told in the voice of twelve-and-three...
  • Vikki VanSickle
    Mar 14, 2018
    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. ...
  • Amy
    Oct 15, 2018
    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" (at least, that's what his mom Astrid says, but it has been four months by now), he i...
  • Dawna Richardson
    Jun 27, 2018
    I received an ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The book is due to be published on September 11, 2018 and I am going to make sure I have a hard copy in hand as soon after it?s released as possible. I loved this book!!! Well, I cried over this bo...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Aug 29, 2018
    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 Address, which was, as intrepid reporter Winnie Wu stated in the book, a feel-good story. ...
  • Alex Peachman
    Oct 05, 2018
    13-year-old Felix and his mum are 'between homes' and the only solution is for them to live in a camper van that belongs to one of his mum's hopeless boyfriends. How long can Felix keep the secret of his homelessness from his school friends, his family and the authorities? I love Sus...
  • Tracey
    Sep 16, 2018
    Adorable middle grade book that deals with homelessness, mental health, friendship, and how society deals with these issues. Felix aged 12 and 3/4, lives with his mother Astrid. After Astrid loses her job and they lose their home, they find themselves "between places". Felix misses ...
  • BooksAndRae
    Nov 13, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book as I thought I would from reading some of her previous works. I loved her writing style and how it made me feel so involved in the story following Felix and his mam. Would definitely recommend to friends and people who are already a fan of Nielsen?s wor...
  • Moriah Conant
    Aug 21, 2018
    What a beautiful and new story this is! Felix and his mom Astrid find themselves not *technically* homeless but after four months go by, Felix starts to suspect a fix might not be as easy as his mom thinks. ?No Fixed Address? starts conversations about homelessness, the price...
  • Kirsty
    Aug 24, 2018
    I picked up a proof copy at the NYA Literary Festival. I really enjoyed this book. The story follows Felix and his mother Astrid. Astrid struggles to keep a job and as a result, she and Felix end up living in a van. Felix finds it difficult to keep this a secret from his friends an...
  • Jean Kirby
    Sep 25, 2018
    This is another exciting read from Susin Nielsen. After the last book, "Optimists Die first",which was fantastic, I didn't expect to like this one as much, but it is great! The story follows a young boy whose life goes downhill as his mother's finances go from bad to worse. They end ...
  • Karen Barber
    Aug 31, 2018
    With echoes of Slumdog Millionaire, this is a heartwarming story that looks at an increasing problem in modern times. Felix and his mother are having an adventure, she says. Having been asked to leave their apartment, they are going to live in a van. That is not an adventure, it?s d...
  • Nikki
    Aug 04, 2018
    I was lucky enough to win a copy of No Fixed Address at YALC, and I?m so glad I did as I gave 4.5 stars to this awesome and cute and touching middle grade story. I loved Felix?s story and how the author really brought home the realities of his situation - not just being ?betw...
  • ♥ Kayleigh Kehoe ⚜ (Awkword Reviews)✍
    Sep 23, 2018
    ? 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. It was simple, informative, and intensely entertaining. Felix and his mother's ...
  • Mortisha Cassavetes
    Nov 10, 2018
    Wow! I loved this book. What an amazing coming of age story. The book follows Felix and his mom and how they are having hard times which they become homeless. Felix just wants a normal life like his friends. His mother is suffering from mental health issues and Felix is suffering right...
  • Maria Schmitt
    Nov 06, 2018
    Loved this book! ...