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? download ibookstore     > Click here to order from your nearest indie bookshop!
Reviews of Driftwood
  • Jade, age 10

    I loved it! I can really relate to Hannah because my best friend went out with my older brother and I hated it! I can relate to Paul because I was being bullied and I can relate to Joey because i'm trying to be unique.

  • Lizzy, age 11

    i loved driftwood as it was about a boy being bulled and and he just had enough...

  • Amy, age 13

    This is my favourite book in the world i wish there was boy like paul I LOVE YOU CATHY XXXXXXXX :-)

  • K8, age 10

    oh, this is such a touching tale! I loved every page!! Cathy, your books are just addictive u're AMAZING!! I loved the way the book told you about all the different relationships between the different charactors and how they survived through all the complicated situations. The book was just utterly great, there is no more I can say but, CAN'T WAIT FOR LUCKY STAR!!

  • Kelly, age 12

    driftwood is so good. i no what it's like to be bullied though lukily not as much as that.ALWAYS tell someone. i thought it would get worst and thought i could handle it on my own but i couldn't. they were told to apolijise but they didn't.i don't care cause they stopped. NEVER keep it to yourself tell a mate who can help.don't be bullied for no reason love who you are! kellyxxxxx

  • Nicole, age 12

    I've read all your books so far (they're all excellent) but my favourite has got to be driftwood. I love it!

  • Rubie, age 12

    This book is extremely heart-bending!!It nearly made me cry all i can say is.....FAB!!!

  • Maariyah, age 11

    Cathy Cassidy really makes me think about myself. Her stories are full of exciting tales, once you pick the book up, you cant put it down!!

  • Shauna, age 12

    i thought this book was really good!! its really interesting!

  • Romany, age 11

    I thought that this book gave a really powerful message - bullying isn't OK and being yourself doesn't mean you can let people do that to you. It gave me inspiration for my new book - it's about Hayley, a girl who has a wildchild big sister Liayla who has a terrible secret... Thanks Cathy, your books rule!

  • Zozo, age 12

    i loved this book i have got all books except her new one! and i have to say this was by far the best!!! it was so good! as soon as i finished it i waned to read it again!!

  • Caylie, age 13

    I've only read the part of the book written on the website, and I already totally LOVE it! I've been waiting for this book for months! (I'm in the US, and it gets here later) Cathy Cassidy is most definitely my favorite author,and I read any of her books, because I know they'll be good.

  • Robyn, age 13

    i love driftwood its my favorate book this year. ive read it twice. the only thing about this you cant put it down i plan to read all the books to see if there just as good as drifwood

  • Nickie, age 14

    i love driftwood, i nearly cried at the end i have read it twice now i love it so much. i get so gripped in it. i was reading it for hours instead of sleeping :)

  • Nelly, age 11

    i loved driftwood and my favourite character was Hannah because she was very sensitive to peoples feelings and picked out Paul's problem practically right from the start. i will definately be reading more!!!!!!!

  • Annabelle, age 14

    I liked this story alot. I thought Paul was gay at first when he kept drawing Kit! It had lots of twists and turns, the kittens were adorabe too! I loved the way it ended!

  • Sophia, age 13

    its amazing and really true-to-life.the best book ever!

  • Jessica, age 12

    This is my favourite Cathy Cassidy book! I could really relate with Paul and so I fell in love with him straight away! The sea green eyes/floppy toffee coloured hair combination sounds irresistable... And we could discuss comics and he could show me his superhero art and I could show him my manga art... BE REAL PAUL YOU DUMMY!!!! Joey seemed really cool, wish I had the confidence to dress like that! My best friends auntie is a teacher at my school who doesn't exactly like me down to one reason: hair. I absolutely refuse to wear my hair up unless I'm in her eyeline or any other slightly strict teachers, and when I do it's always at the side. I guess in that way I'm similar to Joey! I hated Kit, i don't think he learned his lesson... then again who am I to judge? As for the cats, i liked Pauls idea: Scrappy, Dusty and Scruff, but only because Krusty sounds a little.... hmmm... I think I'll save that one for later.

  • Hannah, age 11

    i thought driftwood was fab! as soon as i saw the main caracter had the same name as me i begged my mum 2 buy it 4 me!! paul, joey, kit and all the other crazy characters reminded me of my mates and family and the book helped me thru some tough times. rock on, cathy!!! xxxx

  • Maryam, age 12


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