Me Mam, me Dad, me

Me Mam, Me Dad, me by Malcolm Duffy

Danny’s mam has a new boyfriend. Initially, all is good – Callum seems nice enough, and Danny can’t deny he’s got a cool set up; big house, fast car, massive TV, and Mam seems to really like him.

But cracks begin to show, and they’re not the sort that can be easily repaired. As Danny witnesses Mam suffer and Callum spiral out of control he goes in search of his dad.
The dad he’s never met.


9 Reviews

Louie, Shoreham College

11th November 2019 at 9:09 am

I personally really enjoyed Me Mam, me Dad and Me because it was fun to read all the way through the book, although it was a bit sick at the end. Still a good read though, I love how Danny sticks up for his mum as she is in an abusive relationship.

Ayla, Downlands

28th October 2019 at 8:39 pm

I found this book really interesting . I’d never heard of domestic violence before. I liked the way the author kept it very light for such a serious topic and I really liked watching Danny grow up in the book. Also I loved the the northern English accents and words used throughout the story.

Sophie, Ardingly

23rd October 2019 at 11:40 am

I really liked this book because I could relate to it. As a Geordie myself I found it funny and easy to read. It brought awareness of domestic violence and the signs of it too, which I feel will help many young children to identify it so they won’t have to suffer themselves. Overall, I found it an interesting read and would recommend it.

Theo, Ardingly

23rd October 2019 at 11:38 am

7/10: a quirky and heart-warming tale with memorable characters. What holds it back is the fact that the plot could be resolved in the first five chapters and the ending is a bit of an anti-climax.

Nathaniel, Ardingly

23rd October 2019 at 11:37 am

The book was great with a page-turning start that really intrigued me. the character development was a bit too fast which gave away a lot of the plot a bit too soon for me. Overall the book was good though.

Emily, Ardingly

23rd October 2019 at 11:35 am

I thought this book was heart-breaking but I enjoyed it. I never really like sad books but this book warmed my heart. I loved the relationship the on had with his mother, it really made me love him and relate to him more. This book made me want to read on after each page. It really made me love and hate different characters. However I did not feel like the main character Danny was really 14, the way he narrated didn’t make me feel like he was around my age.

Kinda, Dorothy Stringer

17th October 2019 at 1:13 pm

Me Mam Me Dad Me: it is a fantastic book to read, I really enjoyed reading this book because it has true and funny things, and I really like the ending, especially when Danny met his father Steven and also I really loved when Steven sent a letter to his son Danny.
When Danny went to his father Steven in Scotland and they have a lovely time, I really enjoyed these feelings.
Cullam was a very strong character but he was funny and serious at the same time, and when Danny explained how Cullam start to beat his mother, I really got the feelings that Danny was feeling. I had the same thoughts when Danny thought that his mother was going to die and I love Danny’s girl friend and his Aunty Tia.
Thank you very much for Malcolm Duffy for these lovely feelings and for the lovely story.

Abigail, Dorothy Stringer

15th October 2019 at 1:15 pm

I think this was an amazing book. It explored the issue of domestic abuse from the point of view of a boy whose mother was a victim, which is not a common subject in many books. I think it was really interesting to show how people would react to something like that going on in their life. Although I thought some of the things Danny did as a result of what was happening to his ‘Mam’ like going around school and asking what others would do if someone was beating up their ‘Mam’ was a bit far fetched for a boy of his age, it shows how powerless the situation was making him feel.

Tabitha, Dorothy Stringer

15th October 2019 at 12:35 pm

This book starts with a young boy and his mother, who is in an abusive relationship, and how the boy feels strong injustice to his mother’s new partner. It follows his journey to find his last resort for justice- his estranged dad. But with his dad refusing to help and his mother in danger, he doesn’t know how the nightmare will ever end. The book was a joy to read with tension built at all the right points, leading you on page after page until a resolution is found. I also really enjoyed seeing all of the characters develop throughout the story- especially Danny’s character. He was interesting to focus on because he grew so much in emotional maturity so it was intriguing to see how he’d respond to the difficult situations thrown at him in the story. I would definitely recommend this book as it is a wonderful book to get invested completely in the storyline.

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