Page Turners is an annual book award for teenagers and young adults in the South East of England, which was launched in 2006. The award features a different theme each year and aims to encourage young people to discover and read new books. Reading has many benefits, including improving vocabulary and communication skills, helping with critical thinking and analysis, and providing enjoyment and relaxation. By participating in Page Turners, young people in the South East of England have the opportunity to expand their horizons and engage with literature in a meaningful way.
Felix Knutsson is nearly thirteen, lives with his mother and pet gerbil Horatio, and is brilliant at memorising facts and trivia. But Felix and his mum Astrid have a secret: they are living in a van. Astrid promises it's only for a while until she finds a new job, and begs Felix not to breathe a word about it. So when Felix starts at a new school, he does his very best to hide the fact that most of his clothes are in storage, he only showers weekly at the community centre, and that he doesn't have enough to eat. When his friends Dylan and Winnie ask to visit, Felix always has an excuse. But Felix has a plan to turn his and Astrid's lives around. All he needs is a little luck and a lot of brain power . . .
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