'The Boy in the Dress' by David Walliams
Children's fiction for 8 to 12 year olds
The 'Boy in the Dress' is a funny and touching story. The hero is a boy who is passionate about fashion and football and who dresses in women's clothes. This helps him deal with life as he lives with his Father and brother, his Mother having left them. He also falls in love with the glamorous Lisa, a girl at school.
Despite the serious theme about accepting people as they are even if they are different, the novel is extremely funny and quite light-hearted as the people around the boy react to his unconventional pastime.
The novel is written by a famous comedian who is best known for writing television comedy for adults. Part of the charm of his first children's novel is its carefully observed and highly amusing characterisation.
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