Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy

Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy

Lara Williamson,

Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy

Usborne, 2017

ISBN 9781474921305

9-11 Shortlist 2018


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Who Wrote It?

Lara was born and studied in Northern Ireland. After graduating with a degree in Fashion Design she moved to London. She worked for magazines including ELLE and New Woman, before becoming beauty editor at J17. She currently lives in London with her family. 

What's It About?

It's no secret that 11-year-old Adam Butters is adopted. But when he thinks his parents don't want him any more, he decides to find his real mum. If he can just show her how amazing he is - how he can be a superhero! - surely she'll want him back. It takes a painful discovery for Adam to realise that you don't need to be super to be a hero.

Fact File

Every year on her birthday Lara wakes up at 5.30 am, which was the time she was born. Spooky! In her second book she made her character keep waking up at 5.43.

She was named after Lara in Doctor Zhivago.

She lives near Enid Blyton's house and also the cottage that was said to inspire Enid to write about Noddy’s Toyland house.

Stars, sequins and stripes pretty much sum up her entire wardrobe. She is determined to wear glitter forever and looks forward to growing old disgracefully.

To find out more about Lara visit her website: http://www.larawilliamson.com/about.html

Or follow Lara on Twitter @LaraWilliamson

Your Reviews

isabella from thorner c of e primary school:

I really enjoyed this book as it had everything: comedy, emotion, action and relationships. I think Adam is amazing and the message of the story inspires everyone to be kind, caring and superhero-y.

isabella gave Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Boy with One Name by J R Wallis.