Our 8 year old daughter is reading this book at the moment, looks like a good one. Will let you know her verdict, when she is finished!
Here is a little bit about it: Adam’s Starling by Gillian Perdue
Red Flag: For readers aged 8+
Adam’s Starling tells the story of a nine year old boy who is finding life difficult. At home, no-one has any time for him.
At school things are even worse – a gang of bullies has singled Adam out for punishment. Life is becoming increasingly difficult for Adam. But then a scruffy little starling comes into Adam’s life. This is Adam’s secret, his own special friend. But can Adam’s defend his small friend against the bullies? Will he find the courage he has needed all along?