About a Boy by Nick Hornby focuses on the way that the two central characters, Marcus and Will, learn to trust other people and so find happiness.
How does Will earn his money?
By playing music which his father composed
From the royalties from his father’s Christmas carol
By writing Christmas songs
What does SPAT stand for?
Saving Parents After Trauma
Strictly Parents And Teenagers
Single Parents Alone Together
What do Mark and Nicky tell Marcus?
That he should join the chess club
That he should stop hanging around with them
That he should stop bullying them
Who is Ned?
Will’s invented son
How does Marcus kill the duck?
With a stone
With a piece of bread
With a stick
What does Marcus find on the kitchen table?
His mother’s suicide note
His mother’s sleeping pills
His mother’s diary
Why do Marcus, Fiona and Will stand in a queue in the rain?
They are waiting to see a film in Leicester Square
They are waiting for a bus back to North London
They are waiting to go into Planet Hollywood
What does Will give Marcus for Christmas?
Trivial Pursuit and chocolates
New trainers and a baseball cap
A t-shirt and an album
Where does Ellie break a shop window?
What does Will think he has lost?
The barrier he used to keep between himself and other people
The friendships he had as a teenager
His confidence when meeting other people