What do you miss when you don't have siblings? The Only Child Club aims to find out the good and bad things about not having to compete or share with a brother or sister. A perfectly observed story of human behaviour.
Ryan wants to start a club. An Only Child Club. He knows that as an only child he doesn't always have the same experiences as some of his classmates. He recruits two similarly deprived friends who join him in an experimental few days of constant bickering, fighting over who gets the free gift from the cereal box and spending a whole day making a model, only to have it destroyed. Having had a taste of what it's like to have siblings, the club is happily disbanded and the trio realizes that friends are nearly as good as having brothers and sisters - and often less annoying!
Anne Fine has won the Smarties Book Prize, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal (twice), and has twice been voted Children's Author of the Year. Her books include The Jamie and Angus Stories (9781406341799), Jamie and Angus Together (9781406341805), Jamie and Angus Forever (9781406326185), The Haunting of Pip Parker (9781406341843), How to Cross the Road and Not Turn Into a Pizza (9781406341812), Care of Henry (9781406341836), Nag Club (9781406341829) and Under a Silver Moon (9781406319248). She is the author of Madame Doubtfire, which was made into the film Mrs Doubtfire, and also writes for adults. She lives in Barnard Castle, County Durham.