Who can resist Billy's plea to 'Choose Me'?
Billy is only nine years old, but he's already learned that when your mum dies, you get your own social worker. He's also learned that once you are ten, the odds of finding a family to adopt you don't look so good. That's the part he wasn't supposed to overhear.
Miriam Riley is up against a deadline to give Billy the 'forever family' that every child deserves. Determined to cut through red tape, she finds three very different couples who might fit the bill, though prospective parents come with issues of their own.
Through Billy's watchful eyes, the summer unfolds. What does he really need? Will anyone choose him?
Praise for HER GIANT OCTOPUS MOMENT:
'Readable, poignant . . . the author's skill is to woo the reader into empathising with conflicting viewpoints' - The Sunday Times
'Thought-provoking' ***** - Woman's Own
A delight to read, the characters pull at your heartstrings - Candis
This is both a comic and poignant read told via quirky prose, and is impossible to put down - Image
Sweet and sad and funny and thought-provoking - U magazine
An endearing child-heroine and a controversial moral question make HER GIANT OCTOPUS MOMENT a must-read - Good Housekeeping
Poignant novel about parenthood - Woman & Home
Funny and poignant - Choice
Kay Langdale is the author of seven novels: The Way Back to Us, The Comfort of Others, Away From You, Choose Me, Her Giant Octopus Moment, What the Heart Knows (Rowohlt, Germany) and Redemption (Transita; published as If Not Love by Thomas Dunne Books.) Visit Kay's website at www.kaylangdale.com. Follow her on Twitter: @KayLangdale.