Author: Chris Higgins
Published by: Hodder Children's Books
Publication date: 1st October 2009
Genres: Young Adult
Life is all about the choices you make, and all around her Flick watches her family grapple with life-altering decisions.
When Flick's dad discovers that he's adopted, so begins a mystery that leads him to a long lost secret at the very heart of their family—one that leads back to a choice that was made many years ago, and once uncovered, will rock Flick's world.
Flick's Mum wants to go abroad on holiday. Sounds normal, but this is actually where the trouble begins and family secrets are revealed. Flick's Dad doesn't have a passport, so he goes to his parents' house to get his birth certificate to apply for a passport while Flick is in the garden with her Grandad. A while later her Dad comes out in a strange mood and won't even make eye contact with his parents.
Meanwhile, on the way to London on the train, Flick finds a boy to chat to. He seems nice and they even eat together on the train. But somehow, all these things are connected: Mum wanting to go on holiday, Dad acting strange, Flick making friends with a boy... I really didn't expect what happened at the end! It was really surprising.
Everyone who likes a bit of a mystery should read this book. The ending was fantastic, although a little confusing.
I give this book 4/5, because although it's a very good plot and the characters are really funny, it does get a bit confusing at times! I did enjoy it though. My favourite character was the main character Flick because she was funny and it made me laugh the way she handled embarrassing situations.