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Eleven-year-old Felix Twain's life is ruled by the number two. He skips every second step when he takes the stairs, taps door handles twice and positions objects in pairs. The problem has become so bad that Felix is on the verge of being expelled from school because the principle has had enough of trying to run the school around his very specific rules. Then Charlie Pye arrives and turns his world upside. The question is can Felix every learn to be wrong when he is so obsessed with being right?

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8th May '18
I read it to FelixLowe aged 10 aged 10 & to VetotyLowe aged 7 aged 7
Double Felix 9781999903305
5 stars
This is a very lovely book.
Felix has OCD which can make life a little tricky sometimes. 
Sally Harris really gets to the heart of Felix. We share his confusion when people don't understand his need for 'rules', and his rising panic when things go wrong. And things DO start to go very wrong as he gets threatened with expulsion from school. These difficult moments are sensitively balanced with real joy when Felix meets Charlie Pye and awkwardly discovers friendship. It's an emotional roller-coaster of a book which made me laugh and made me cry. 

I read it to my 7 and 10 year olds and both really enjoyed it.  I am happy that we shared the book, rather than them reading it independently, as it provoked many questions and beneficial discussions about children with additional needs, about fitting in and about friendship.

A heart-warming, original, five star read.
8th May '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Double Felix 9781999903305
5 stars
I wanted to read Double Felix before giving this book to my 9 year old autistic niece. Double Felix is an eleven year old boy who has OCD. Felix is obsessed with even numbers, He locks himself in Mrs Lovejoy's office and rearranges the framed pictures on the wall as there is five of them clustered together all created by students, he puts them in two groups of two and removes one of the three brightly patterned cushions and place the cushion on top of the industrial size paper shredder behind mrs Lovejoy's desk. Charlie Pye arrives at school and turns Felix's world upside down as she doesn't like to follow rules....... I can relate to this book as Anxiety disorders are very common amongst people on the autistic spectrum. (well written book)
17th May '18
Oak Class read it themselves aged 8 to 9
Double Felix 9781999903305
5 stars
Absolutely amazing. A couple of girls and a boy in my class have read this book, leaving excellent reviews. They said not only it has exciting parts but also the story line was really engaging.
29th May '18
I read it to AlexK aged 6 aged 6
Double Felix 9781999903305
5 stars
I read this to my 6 year old son who has ASD. He enjoyed the story and I liked the fact that the main character, Felix, was different to other people. Alex liked the pictures in the book but he wouldn't have read it himself, or even to me, as the font was quite small. I would suggest this would be aimed at children in years 5 & 6.  
6th May '18
ashley626 read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Double Felix 9781999903305
4 stars
I enjoyed this book. It is about eleven year old Felix who has an obsession with the number 2 and is different to the others in his school.He thinks he is about to be expelled because of his OCD and then he meets Charlie Pye. She helps him focus on other things and he begins to assist in the library at school because his attention to detail is helpful in that environment. Things then start to improve and change for the better for Felix.This book wasn't too long and kept my attention right through.
27th April '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Double Felix 9781999903305
4 stars
Great small chapter book read this book before giving it for Taylor as she has autism she acts out on certain words.but it's good for older kids 10 plus,to understand why children act differently with ocd.wasnt keen on all the illustrations it's small writing in parts.good storyline.thanks to toppsta.and thanks to the author.
4th June '18
J-hannonle read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Double Felix 9781999903305
4 stars
I entered the giveaway hoping that, if lucky to win, J would read it and it would help him understand some of his controlling issues. Annoyingly he's showing no interest in reading it atm. But I think it's a good story and would be useful to other kids with issues as well as 'regular' kids who would gain some understanding and empathy. 
1st May '18
I read it to Noah aged 7 aged 7
Double Felix 9781999903305
4 stars
This is a very interesting book that touches on the sensitive subject of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Felix is the main character in the book. He is 11 years old and at school but he struggles when things don't go the way he expects them to or indeed needs them to. Felix's school tries to accommodate his rules but can't always do this. When Felix meets Charlie Pye he finds someone that does things differently to him like eating cereal for lunch or not having a pencil case. This juxtaposition to Felix's own behaviour challenges him. His interactions with Charlie and his meetings with Hugo (Mr. Fielding) make Felix examine his own rules and decide which ones are really needed. The book has some lovely touches such as the chapters being only even numbers until the very last chapter as Felix needs things to centre around the number 2. There are also some nice black and white pencil drawings. The font size is slightly small and there are quite a few pages. This along with the subject matter makes it a story aimed at slightly older readers.
4th May '18
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 6 aged 6
Double Felix 9781999903305
3 stars
 A different book to the normal ones we read with the main storyline being about Felix who has OCD. Well written on the subject it touches on the behaviour and way OCD makes Felix do different things maybe to other children and how things challenge Felix when he meets the character Charlie Pye.

My son didn't enjoy this book very much as not enough pictures and the font was really small for his liking.  I do think it is directed towards an older child and do applaud it for bringing the subject of OCD to the forefront as I do think it gives the lesson to children that not everybody is the same and that is perfectly alright.
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Sally Harris grew up in rural Australia and after graduating from Cambridge with a degree in Children’s Literature, Sally has been busy writing and working as a primary teacher, in both Australia and the UK. Her first book, Diary of a Penguin-Napper, sold over 10 000 copies and her second book, Ruby Marvelous, has...

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