The author of the novel is David Walliams. The book is about a boy called Ben. Ben has to stay with his stay with his grandmother every Friday because his parents go to see a dancing show named Strictly Stars Dancing. He thinks that she is very boring and treats him like baby. His granny always feeds him cabbage related dishes, most commonly cabbage soup, they are constantly playing Scrabble. Ben wants to be a plumber when he grows up. However Bens parent want him to become a professional ballroom dancer.
The twist in the plot is that Ben thinks that his grandma is an international jewellery thief. Ben thought that his granny was on the world top criminals! The book has a very sad ending.
I found the book emotional and yes I know it’s a children’s book but it had some serious emotion. The only negative thing I can say about the book is that it is really long. It takes forever to finish.
I would give it 3/5.
By Umaimma Asif