My book review of 'The Soup Movement' by Ben Davis

The Soup Movement

by Ben Davis
Recommended age: 9+
The Soup Movement
by Ben Davis

Jordan is in a new school and struggling to make friends. His family moved to the town in the hope that a fresh start will help him in his recovery from serious illness.

Plying him with nourishing food, Jordan's mother sends him off to school each day with a flask of homemade soup but, eager to fit in, Jordan decides not to eat it himself. Instead he gives it to a man living in a tent in the park.

This man is Harry and Jordan is affected by his story, and those of the other homeless people he meets. When Jordan's sister learns of her brother's new friends, she posts on social media and starts The Soup Movement.

This is a great story. Lots going on, engaging characters, a powerful message. There are themes regarding terminal illness, death and grieving, bullying, homelessness, as well as family, friendship, charity and compassion. Fantastic!

 

 

Review date: July 2020
Publication date: 6th August 2020