David Walliams is described as “the fastest growing children’s author in the UK.” The book is about a 12 year old boy Dennis. Dennis loves playing football. However he doesn’t think he fits in. He enjoys reading vogue because it reminds him of his mother yellow dress that she was wearing in a photograph. His parents are separated and Dennis lives with his dad. Dennis and John (Dennis’s elder brother) aren’t allowed to talk about their mother in the house. Dennis thinks that his dad is depressed.
Dennis meets the most fashionable girl in school-Lisa, and Lisa encourages Dennis to wear a dress. He wears it to the corner shop and enjoys it. The boy in the dress is a good book but it is too long. I think that this is quite different kind of book. It is quite interesting. It tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy who enjoys cross dressing, it also shows us the reactions of Dennis’s family and friends.
I would give this book 3/5.
BY: Umaimma Asif