‘My name is Finn, as in Huckleberry, and there is nothing wrong with me. I know this because my dad has tried very hard to find something wrong with me, but I did OK in all the tests. It turns out I am just weird, and they don’t have a test for that yet, or, if they do, my dad hasn’t heard about it.’

One Moment is the Tea Leaves and Reads first book club choice of 2024 and it was such a good one. It’s flawless in delivery, characterisation and storyline. Brilliantly written with detailed, realistic characters, it’s an emotional journey telling the story of young Finn and his new friend, Kaz, both before and after an event that changes both of their lives.

Linda is able to write about tense, complex issues, with both compassion and sensitivity. She uses the voice of Finn to tell his side of the story, and through him she brings out both a mature and childlike understanding of the worlds happenings. Lines that will make you smile and yet are heartbreaking all at the same time, fill the pages of Finn’s chapters.

Five star cafes, Alan Titchmarsh, loss, family, mental health, poverty, the benefits system and so much more are covered in this book, one that you really must read but be warned, it’s addictive and heart-wrenching.

About the Book

Finn and Kaz are about to meet for the first time.

Ten-year-old Finn, a quirky, sensitive boy who talks a lot and only eats at cafes with a 5-star hygiene rating, is having a tough time at school and home.

Outspoken Kaz, 59, who has an acerbic sense of humour and a heart of gold, is working at the café when Finn and his mum come in.

They don’t know it yet, but the second time they meet will be a moment which changes both of their lives forever

About The Author

Linda Green is the bestselling author of eleven novels, which have sold more than a million copies between them. Her latest novel, One Moment, was a Radio 2 Book Club selection, and her previous novel, The Last Thing She Told Me, was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and a Top 20 Sunday Times bestseller.

[Photo; Linda Green]

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