The Boy with the Butterfly Mind

Regular price $ 11.95

by Victoria Williamson


4/2/2024, paperback

SKU: 9781782506447


A straight-talking but uplifting story about a boy with ADHD and the sparks that fly when he moves in with his perfectionist step-sister.

Jamie Lee just wants to be normal, but his ADHD isn't making it easy. If only he could control his butterfly mind he'd be able to keep out of trouble. Elin Watts just wants to be perfect. If she could be the best student and daughter possible, then maybe her dad would leave his new family and come back to live with Elin and her mom.

When Jamie and Elin's families blend, the polar opposites of chaotic Jamie and ordered Elin collide. As their lives spiral out of control, Jamie and Elin discover that they're actually more alike than they'd admit. Uplifting and moving, The Boy with the Butterfly Mind is an inspiring story of acceptance, blended families, and discovering that in the end, being yourself is more than enough.

Target age: 10-13


"Williamson's character-driven novel presents an honest, introspective portrayal of the adolescent psyche amidst multiple family upheavals, and it is both heartbreaking and hopeful." --Booklist

"My heart broke and soared by turns in this inspiring story of two kids who seem to have nothing in common but a desperate desire for their family to be whole." --Shari Green, author of ALA Schneider Award-winner Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

About the Author:

Victoria Williamson is a children's author from Glasgow, Scotland, who also holds a Master's degree in special needs education. Her first novel, the USBBY-honoured The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle was included in the 2019 Read for Empathy collection and was longlisted for the Branford Boase Award.