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He's a household name . . . without a home
Jake is an actor, a household name thanks to his role on the UK's most popular soap. But his character went upstairs to his bedroom six months ago and never came down again, and now Jake is facing an uncertain future. Add to that his dad's anger issues, the family's precarious finances and the demands of a severely autistic brother; Jake's home feels like a powder keg waiting to explode. It's easier to spend nights on friends' sofas and futons, but what happens when you feel like a cuckoo in every nest?
Cuckoo is a novel about the roles we play when we don't fit in anywhere, and finding unlikely solace when home is the least welcoming place of al
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
This was a story written in the form of a script, about a cancelled TV show.
Jake was an okay character, and I did feel sorry for him when he couldn’t get a job and his parents had taken all his money.
This book just didn’t do it for me; we had a script-like writing style, and basically the story was about Jake’s life leading up the TV show being cancelled, and I didn’t find it interesting. There was a bit about Jake being homeless, and information on how to help the homeless, but I was a little put-off by the fact that Jake chose to be homeless because he didn’t want to deal with his parents anymore, which seemed a little immature.
The ending to this was okay, but I struggled to get through this one.
5 out of 10