"We absolutely love this thoughtful, funny and kind novel, it sits as one of our books of the year."
Beautifully observant, funny, and affectionate, this uplifting novel deserves to soar. With the help of his mum’s blue and yellow notebooks full of advice Joe-Nathan navigates his way through life. Author Helen Fisher shone with her debut Space Hopper, and Joe Nuthin’s Guide to Life joins it as a LoveReading Star Book. The two novels are very different, each is unique and yet contains an unmistakable eloquence. Joe-Nathan himself steps in to join my list of favourite characters, in fact each member of this cast-list is a delight. Whether in the starring role or on the page for a moment, they felt authentic, vibrant, and known to me. As I read all my senses came into play, the words played out in my mind, enveloping and surrounding me with love. While undoubtedly a feel-good book, it doesn’t shy away from difficult and dark times which are handled with care and thoughtfulness. The balance of humour, affection, sorrow, and pain plays throughout the novel, I let go of my emotions and rode the waves. I will admit to tears, tears of the most positive kind, and I properly hugged this book after turning the last page as I didn’t want to put it down. One of my picks of the month and one of my books of the year, Joe Nuthin’s Guide to Life is as insightful as it is inspiring. One to shout about from the rooftops.