Hilary McKay, the best writer of child dialogue around at the moment... Glorious novel from a true master of her craft.
A triumph of humour, emotion and realism.
Caddy's world is saturated with colour, style and romance, with even the most mundane detail given a witty lick of polish.
Caddy's World excels in portraying not only the thoughts and feelings of four 12-year-old girls, but also those of the Casson parents.
Unsentimental with soft-centred charm.
'Hilary McKay, the best writer of child dialogue around at the moment, has come up with another winner.'
'If you haven't read these books, what on earth are you waiting for? You won't find a more endearing, eccentric, maddening and marvellously warm family in any other book, by anyone, ever.'
REVIEWS FOR THE CASSON FAMILY: 'Witty, warm and humourous ... family reading par excellence.'
'A crazily fantastic story with loads of mad and hilarious moments.'
'It does what we hope JK Rowling would do: it makes everything you wish for come true, including the unlikeliest of outcomes.'
'Hilary McKay's wittily observed portrayals of family life are full of warmth, vitality and irrepressible good humour.'
'just the sort of crazy family you ache to be a part of.'
'... we are so fond of this fresh, funny, foolish, wise, real family.'
'... as wild and endearing as ever ... Another charmer for Casson fans.'
'... touching and hiarious. Beautifully crafted descriptive language makes this offering a real gem.'
McKay has a genius for domestic comedy.
Hilary McKay's strength lies in her understanding of young people and her ability to evoke them very simply.
'Warm, witty and wise, with unfeasibly broad appeal and proven anti-depressive properties, i would give this book to 9-year olds, teenagers and their parents.'
'... hugely entertaining story effortlessly recreates a tightly knit world, imbued with a strong sense of belonging - a slice of childhood so multi-layered, touching and real that there's something for every child reader to identify with and savour. Here's a book that truly proves the joys to be had from reading.'
Hard to think of a writer for 10-13s who writes so freshly and wisely about family and friends