Can Hannah stop her friends from drifting apart?

'I feel like I'm losing my best mate . . .'

Hannah and Joey have been best friends forever - just the two of them. But when Joey's new foster brother, Paul, turns up, everything changes. First Joey falls for Hannah's brother, Kit. Then Paul complicates things - with some kittens, a chocolate bar and a stripy pink bicycle.

Hannah's world is turning upside down. Can you rescue a friendship when it's drowning? Can you save a friend in trouble - if they don't want to be saved?

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Reviews of Driftwood
  • Sommer, age 11

    Hey, I wanted to ask you something about boy's.Since cherry's with Shay, Skye likes Jamie and summer's kinda going out with Alfie i was wondering If you have a seceret crush on someone?

  • hannah, age 10

    I really want this book my friends tell me its good

  • Anonymous commenter

    I read this book years ago and I can still remember it! I was hooked at first sight and couldn't put it down I love this book!!! I recommend this book to people with soft hearts!

  • Dark Night, age 12

    This book had me hooked! I couldn't put it down! By far the best so far! MY ALL TIME FAVE BOOK!!! This book is fun, magical, and will take your breath away. I recommended it to all my friends. Great job Cathy!

  • Crystal, age 10

    Driftwood is soooo fantastic!!!!!!!! I think it's sad how Paul threw his sketchbook in the oven. I wish Hannah and Paul would get together! PLEASE can you make a sequel?!

  • Anonymous commenter

    Hello! I only read driftwood recently - once, but i just thought it was sooo good! i like paul's green hair. Joey's quirkyness. hannah's love of Crusty. mmm - can't say much about kit!? he's ok i suppose.

  • ariel, age 14

    i love this book and all the books cathy cassidys books speacially lucky star.

  • julie, age 11

    this is such a good book i loved it thanks your the best author Cathy keep up the awesome work

  • Cool, age 11

    This book was amazing! I loved it so much.

  • christobel, age 10

    this book is amazing i felt like i was in the story and thanks for showing me how to deal with my bully

  • Latisha, age 10

    Wow! I loved this book and I felt really sorry for Paul. I could see everything from Hannah's point of view- simply amazing book! A must read!

  • Natasha bolton, age 12

    HI CATHY! xxim your biggest fan and this is my faveeeee book you have ever written! i love you and your books, and i would reccomend you doing a book all about a girl who has a best freind called Abbie, and she thinks that a girl called Kaitlin is taking Natasha away from Abbie. But natasha feels upset and confused. Abbie then says i will go off with courtney then! and its a big story of bitter sweet. Thats what it should be called xx
    thankyou Cathy love from your no1 fan Natasha x

  • Anonymous commenter

    Amazing I absolutely loved it,at first I wasn't sure if I liked it but after about page20 I regretted not reading it before. This book was great but sad,we'll not sad just... emotional when Kit turns on Paul I feel as if I could punch Kit, I thought that he had just lost a really cool, unique ,funny, caring soon to be friend! Carry on writing Cathy you're AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joi, age 10

    OH. MY. GOSH. Just finished reading this book and I will definitely not forget it! The book is so capturing that I found myself stepping into the book, into Hannah's mind and feeling everything she feels. It was so real I could nearly see Paul's big, brown eyes staring into mine. This book outdoes any Jacqueline Wilson book I've ever read by far, and I've read a lot of her books!

  • Hannah, age 10

    WOW!!! I loved it! It was such a great book, everyone has to read it!!!

  • Anonymous commenter

    Oh my god it was awesome I couldn't put it down, even when I went for a sleepover at my friends house I read some of it from her house.Carry on being amazing Cathy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jasmine, age 13

    Driftwood is my favourite book because it just seems so real and sad but I love it!! I am a fast reader so I was reading it all in one go. I got one of your books last Christmas and even on Christmas day with all the family there I went upstairs to a quiet room and started reading it!! The whole Christmas everyone was wondering what an earth I was doing in my bedroom!

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  • Alexis, age 10

    I luvvvvvv Driftwood! But I was a little upset at the ending because I wanted to know what happened when Paul moved back in. What did Kit say and was Krusty glad to see him. There is tons more to add to this story. I would be glad if you replied. Thanks.

  • Maeve, age 11

    I loved this book! I've read it four times and it never gets boring! I own three of your books and I'm getting more, definitely! I loved I think maybe you should make a sequel to this - it seems like there's more of the story to tell. What happens when Paul moves back in? Anyway, I have loads more to say but I won't cause I don't think anyone will bother to read it. Keep writing your amazing books and good luck!

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