Up on Cloud Nine

  • Title: Up on Cloud Nine
  • Author: Anne Fine
  • ISBN: 9780440419167
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • Up on Cloud Nine Ian s best friend Stolly is up on cloud nine He s in the hospital unconscious and hooked up to machines The question Ian is trying to answer is How did Stolly end up there In a way Stolly s alway
    Ian s best friend, Stolly, is up on cloud nine He s in the hospital, unconscious, and hooked up to machines The question Ian is trying to answer is How did Stolly end up there In a way, Stolly s always been on cloud nine, living life by his own rules and making those rules up as he goes along His parents careers have them constantly rushing around, so Ian s family haIan s best friend, Stolly, is up on cloud nine He s in the hospital, unconscious, and hooked up to machines The question Ian is trying to answer is How did Stolly end up there In a way, Stolly s always been on cloud nine, living life by his own rules and making those rules up as he goes along His parents careers have them constantly rushing around, so Ian s family has all but adopted Stolly That s why it s up to Ian to figure out what happened to his best friend But once the pieces start coming together, the answer doesn t seem to make any sense.

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    About Anne Fine


    1. Though readers often find themselves inadvertently laughing aloud as they read Anne Fine s novels, as she herself admits, a lot of my work, even for fairly young readers, raises serious social issues Growing up is a long and confusing business I try to show that the battle through the chaos is worthwhile and can, at times, be seen as very funny In 1994, this unique combination of humour and realism inspired the hit movie MRS DOUBTFIRE, based on Anne s novel MADAME DOUBTFIRE and starring the late comedic genius Robin Williams.Anne is best known in her home country, England, as a writer principally for children, but over the years she has also written eight novels for adult readers Seven of these she describes as black or sour comedies, and the first, THE KILLJOY, simply as dead black These novels have proved great favourites with reading groups, causing readers to squirm with mingled horror and delight as she peels away the layers in all too familiar family relationships, exposing the tangled threads and conflicts beneath It s perhaps not surprising that Anne has openly expressed astonishment at the fact that murder in the domestic setting is not even common Anne has written than sixty books for children and young people Amongst numerous other awards, she is twice winner of both the Carnegie Medal, Britain s most prestigious children s book award, and the Whitbread Award Twice chosen as Children s Author of the Year in the British Book Awards, Anne Fine was also the first novelist to be honoured as Children s Laureate in the United Kingdom In 2003, Anne became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded an OBE Her work has been translated into forty five languages.Anne Fine lives in the north of England and has two grown up daughters.


    665 Comments


    1. 2.5 starsI read this in a couple of hours since it was a really short and quick read but I did not like it much.This boy is in hospital and neither his best friend nor his family know how he ended up there, so his best friend talks about a couple of memories he has of him but I did not catch much emotion. Well, yes, of course there was emotion, but it wasn't very touching.

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    2. Not a fan. The characters were well developed and the stories behind each were well done, but the whole point in all wasn’t a fall-in-love, read-again type book. It really wasn’t all the necessary in the world. The writing style was cool I guess. It was Ian telling everything well Stolly lays in the hospital. It’s pretty short, (I’m glad) only 151 paged. Sorry. I don’t like giving unhappy reviews, but I didn’t love this book. I like Ian’s story though.

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    3. Anne Fine is a strange author. This book and The Killjoy have absolutely no business coming from the same mind. This one is strangely sad yet uplifting at the same time, with sincere laughs all the way through. Much like The Last Days of Summer.

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    4. I enjoyed it! It was a quick thought-provoking read about interesting characters and clever conversations. It checks all of my Things I Like In Books boxes, except maybe "compelling," and this was a bit to short to be that.

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    5. What a strange little book. Stolly- noted ‘eccentric’ and best friend of Ian- has fallen out of a top-floor window. Ian insists it must have been an accident, just like everything else in Stolly’s ten foot tall medical file. But as Ian spends his time by Stolly’s bed, he begins to write Stolly’s ‘sort of biography.’ In doing so, he starts to explore the reasons why just maybe Stolly might not have fallen at all.There are some books that are grand, sweeping, worldly books. Then ther [...]

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    6. Up on Cloud Nine by Ann Fine is a bibliotherapy novel that addresses the issue of suicide. This book is appropriate for fifth grade students and older.This book is about best friends Ian James and Stuart "Stolly" Oliver. Stolly's parents are not around much because his father is a busy lawyer and his mother works in the fashion business and is often on location. Ian's parents accept Stolly as part of their own family and take care of him when his own parents aren't around. Stolly has a quirky pe [...]

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    7. I just discovered Anne Fine's book and I am inspired by her ability to capture a serious topic (suicide) and present it in a way that is not exactly light, but gets the point across. She says of her work: "A lot of my work, even for fairly young readers, raises quite serious social issues," she admits. "Growing up is a long and confusing business. I try to show that the battle through the chaos is worthwhile and can, at times, be seen as very funny."This story is about two friends, Ian and Stol. [...]

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    8. I bought this book on a fluke at a library book sale. It sat on my self for a good five years before I finally picked it up to read it. It was interesting. I think it was a portrayal of someone with emotional issues by someone who had never personally experienced those issues--which worked, since our narrator admitted to not really ever feeling the same way that his best friend had. But I also think that it left his best friend to be a bit flat. The thing is that it is ridiculously hard to get y [...]

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    9. Stolly is in the hospital with many broken bones, bruises and cuts. He "fell" out of the highest window in his house. His best friend, Ian, is with him in the hospital. He's decided to write Stolly's biography. While writing about Stolly and all that has happened to him, Ian begins to realize that there is something off about Stolly's behavior. He has a unnatural fascination with death and how to accomplish it. As Ian looks back on their friendship together he notices that Stolly has had many ho [...]

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    10. Overall, this book was goodThe book was about how a boy's friend tries to commit suicide. This book is discusses through the eyes of the boy, his typical interactions with a suicial peerThe boy also describes how he feels about his friend being depressed and suicidal. He knows that his famiy and the suicidal friend's families are affected by the boy's attemps suicide on sevaral occasions. One downfall of the book: Toward the end of the book, there is a suicidal incident, which lands the suicidal [...]

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    11. This is a very unusual book about Stolly who has fallen out of a high window and is in intensive care in hospital. Ian who is Stolly's friend is by his bedside trying to work out if Stolly fell accidentally or tried to commit suicide. This is an unusual book as it is about teenage boys and deals with various issues quite sensitively. It covers adoption, depression and parental neglect. I found it incredibly moving in places and feel that I understand boys a bit more for reading this. Anne Fine's [...]

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    12. Finally got hold of a copy of this and I did enjoy it. Stolly is unconscious in hospital having fallen or jumped from a window. His best friend Ian is there with Ian's parents, who have been like a second family to Stolly while his own parents have focused on their careers.I loved that everybody was so appreciative of Stolly who is not a 'normal' child. I wondered if Ian would really be not at all jealous - maybe. I did wonder more seriously if the right thing was happening at the end. Stolly so [...]

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    13. While quite funny, a really thought-provoking novel in so many ways, dealing with some tough issues, among them suicide. Stolly is one of his kind and most probably one of the most eccentric characters I have ever met so far; Ian a wonderful loyal and understanding friend; but who I was really drawn to, was Ian's mother, the way how she loves and cares for both boys and her practical outlook on life.

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    14. Anne Fine writes very well and I like her style. This was a very interesting book. Is it about a suicide attempt? Somehow, the narrator, Stolly's friend Ian who is sitting by his bedside, manages to persuade himself, the reader and the other characters in the story that it is not. I was left feeling quite puzzled.

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    15. Ian is at the hospital because Stolly has plummeted from a high window – he wonders how stupid you have to be to fall out of a top-floor window. As Ian ponders Stolly’s activities over his life he comes to wonder about the meaning of this accident.

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    16. Amazing! I loved it. Very funny but serious too.

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    17. So far so good - didn't like it at first but you kind of get into it.

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    18. Perfect book that you could use as a discussion book. This book keeps you guessing perfect for kids to predict what they think is going to happen next.

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    19. this book really teaches you what it is like to be differant to other people like stoll who jumps of a window

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    20. I like how it all takes place whilst poor Stolly is unconscious gradually building up as to why he is the hospital bed.

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    21. The best part of the book has to be the thickness of Stolly's hospital file.

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    22. very well done story about struggling with your place in the world. Although some of it was tough (due to slang), I did love all the characters in the book.

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