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ISBN:
038560372X
Author:
Anne Fine
Category:
Literature & Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Doubleday; 1st Edition edition (2002)
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Up on Cloud Nine book. In a way, Stolly’s always been on cloud nine, living life by his own rules and making those rules up as he goes along.

Up on Cloud Nine book. Ian’s best friend, Stolly, is up on cloud nine. His parents’ careers have them constantly rushing around, so Ian’s family ha Ian’s best friend, Stolly, is up on cloud nine. He’s in the hospital, unconscious, and hooked up to machines. The question Ian is trying to answer is: How did Stolly end up there? In a way, Stolly’s always been on cloud nine, living life by his own rules and making those rules up as he goes along.

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Up on cloud nine is a seemingly pointless novel, it is more of a random collection of different memories . Anne Fine is one of our most distinguished writers for children.

Anne Fine is one of our most distinguished writers for children. She has written over fifty highly acclaimed books and has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and both the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and the Carnegie Medal twice over.

In conclusion, Up on Cloud Nine is a superb young adult book that should be liked by many. Anne Fine's outrageous stories that leave the reader wondering where such imagination and creativity could come from are what make this story a gem in young adult literature. 4 people found this helpful.

Ian’s best friend, Stolly, is up on cloud nine. His parents’ careers have them constantly rushing around, so Ian’s family has all but adopted Stolly. That’s why it’s up to Ian to figure out what happened to his best friend. Books related to Up on Cloud Nine.

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Up On Cloud Nine Anne Fine 172pp, Doubleday £1. 9. This is a strange, dark, slippery beast of a book. Fine is always good on dysfunctional families and the creeping, indecipherable damage they do. Stolly, the unusual hero of Anne Fine's latest children's novel, lives "outside the rules". Precocious doesn't really describe him; he's different, yes, but not in that nerdy way that gets kids bullied. And although this is surely a novel about love, friendship and belonging, it's also about a boy who pushes life beyond normal limits, and dangerously so. For Stolly, it turns out, often talks about suicide.

Up on Cloud Nine was shortlisted for the leading children's book award, the 2003 Carnegie Medal. So, since books have always been my greatest pleasure, it's not surprising that I've ended up in a career that entails mostly reading and writing. Where do you get your ideas? If it's for quite young readers, and a quite short book, it's often something very simple you hear or read. You just think, 'Oh, that would make a good story.

Title: Up On Cloud Nine. Age Suitability: 9 to 11 years. Anne Fine has been an acknowledged top author in the children's book world since her first book was published in the mid l970s, and has now written more than forty books and won virtually every major award going, including the Carnegie Medal (more than once), the Whitbread Children's Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties.

Stolly, on the other hand, spends his life Up On Cloud Nine. Stolly is a dreamer, but the world that he inhabits is a rather dangerous one. Sometimes his notions can be sweet and fanciful, but they can also be menacing: 'I'm no damp squib. My spirits rise on frosty mornings, or thudding down hills at top speed. This is a quick, easy read, but, as with all Anne Fine's books, it does make you think about some of the problem areas of life - and you can have a good laugh as you go. Recommended! What can I read next? Anne Fine has written many books, for readers of various abilities. Have a quick flick through before you start to make sure that you have picked one at the appropriate level.

Up On Cloud Nine
  • Ddilonyne
This book was great book. It talks about how a boy named Ian has to face his friend Stolly in the hospital unconscious and hooked up to so many machines, with wires going off of him from left to right. But the problem with Ian is he has no clue how Stol got there in the first place. Ian has always said that Stol has always been up on clound nine his whole life, living on his own ways, his own rules, and his own choices. He pretty makes up his life as he goes. But for poor Stol his parents are always rushing back and forth with there jobs never with Stol and dont have time for him. So Ian's family pretty much adopted him. So Ian wants to find out whats going on with best friend. But it seems like everyday pieces start to come together for Ian but the answer doesnt make any sense to him! This book is a honest look at family dynamics and the best ways of friendship. But this book is an awesome book for people who want to know how honest looks on family and friendship are.
  • Dondallon
Set in present day England, this is a book about some zany English people. Ian, the narrator, writes from the hospital bedside of his zany friend, Stolly. We hear about all the crazy things Stolly does and says and about how Ian's family is really looking after Stolly better than Stolly's own parents, who are very busy and imporant people. This is an eccentric novel about friendship and about being different. Lots of unusual English vocab and turns of phrase. I enjoyed its utimate message about friendship but found the string of "weird things Stolly did" tiresome.
  • Xwnaydan
School is an important time for teen freindships. The middle and high schools years are a prime time to meet and interact with all types of people of the same age. School is a melting pot for all different sorts of children. Everyone knows about the weird kid in school too. Anne Fine's Up on Cloud Nine tells the story of one such peculiar boy and his best friend and their relationship during the school years.
Up on Cloud Nine begins with the odd child, Stolly, unconscious in hospital bed as his best friend Ian sits by his side. Ian and Stolly have been best friends since preschool and Ian is basically Stolly's keeper. As Ian tries to figure out why his sometimes sane friend has fallen out of a third story window and ended up in the hospital with numerous broken bones, Ian writes down all the great memories that make up Stolly's life story. Although the book takes place over about 10 hours it is filled with great stories that span the pair's lifetime and piece by piece lead the reader to more insight on the present situation.
Anne Fine has written an exciting and descriptive page-turner that is hard to put down. Fine counters the gloom of the hospital situation with brightly funny stories as told by Ian as he waits for Stolly to awaken from his drug-induced, post-surgery sleep. The book is written in an interesting format in that Fine uses no chapters, only headings that hint of the next story. Fine also writes in a way that is easy to read. Instead of writing of everyday happenings by using an excess of lame,irrelevant, an overly-descriptive adjectives like most young adult wirters, Anne Fine writes the book in a more personal way, like she is telling a story. This should make appealing to all types of readers.
In conclusion, Up on Cloud Nine is a superb young adult book that should be liked by many. Anne Fine's outrageous stories that leave the reader wondering where such imagination and creativity could come from are what make this story a gem in young adult literature. Hooray.
  • Windforge
I read this book to my 11 year old daughter. It was rated at a reading level of 4.6 to 5 (American grade school level). I would not recommend this book to any kid, because of the graphic representations of suicide and the ethics of telling bald faced lies that seem to be treated lightly, humorously by the author.

The character portrayed has serious psychological issues, to include excessive lying and disturbing thoughts of suicide. While the story may come across as "cute" to older, more mature readers, I felt the serious issues the main characters struggled with were anything but cute.

Because the setting (and the author, for that matter) was in England, many of the terms would be diffucult for an American kid to understand; I was constantly explaining the British terms used, such as a pint (of beer), viaduct (vs. overpass), Mum (OK, that was easy), lift (elevator)etc. And my daughter thought the book was boring. So did I.