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The Soup Movement

The Soup Movement

by Davis, Ben

ISBN: 9780192749239

A thirteen-year-old boy in remission from cancer moves to a new town. When he gets some chips for lunch, he gives the soup his mother had made to a homeless man and so sets in motion a growing trend of acts of kindness. To aid his recovery from a life-threatening illness Ethan and his family move out of the city for a healthy new start. Ethan's getting enough funny looks as the new boy at school as it is, without his Mum giving him homemade soup every day for lunch! But when Ethan meets a homeless man called Harry, and gives him the soup, it is the start of an unlikely friendship. Soon the two of them begin giving soup to the other homeless people around town and when his sister shares their antics on Instagram the #SOUPMOVEMENT begins-they even make it on the news!


Amber - Outwood Academy Kirkby - 2022

A delight to read.

Will - Rushcliffe Spencer Academy - 2022

Very heartwarming book! I enjoyed the read, Definitely a possible contender!

Grace - Outwood Academy Kirkby - 2022

I liked the structure of the book and how it kept flicking back to his past. The ending was very sweet, really good and I liked Jordan as a character. Rio was so sweet and caring and funny and was such a unique character. Awesome, would definitely recommend.

Sophie - Rushcliffe Spencer Academy - 2022

Amazing book, empowering and inspiring, demonstrating the power of kindness. I could really empathise with the characters, especially as it is based on a true story. Excellent plot line, I could not put it down! Absolutely loved it, will read more from this author.

Sophie - Rushcliffe Spencer Academy - 2022

One of the few child friendly stories about homelessness.

Faith - Ashfield School - 2022

This is a brilliant book. I really enjoyed it since it pulled at the heartstrings and opened my eyes to the world and problems in society such as homelessness. It motivated me to want to do more for the world and help people. Overall a brilliant book and really inspirational to read.

Evie - Rushcliffe Spencer Academy - 2022

I loved this book. It was interesting, heartwarming and upsetting. It really makes you think about the issues in society.

Maisy - Ashfield School - 2022

It shows even though he has cancer They can achieve anything it shows that bully’s when bullying have something behind the bullying and will always come through.

Lizzie - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

I LOVED this book. I really liked how it included the Hospital blog as well as the story about the Soup Movement.

Olivia - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

I absolutely LOVED this book. I found that the moral message was incredibly important. I also like how there was two stories being told at once. The story was very emotional and warm hearted. I really recommend this book.

Myrah - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

I loved this book because it shows that a little compassion can go a long way. It's based on a true story, which makes it so much more heart warming. It also shows what the boy has been through and how he reacts to it and how another person coped differently to him. He took a commitment and stuck to it. I would give it a 4/5!

Brianna - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022


Esme - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

I really liked the story and how the ending linked to the start. I would really recommend it to people who like an emotional ending but not a really happy story.

Tasnim - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

This was amazing! The ending was so sad!

Arleen - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

This is a really touching book because you can actually see that some people are really poor and can’t eat anything and the boy is really a bit kind and a bit grown up feeling because he doesn’t want he Mum's soup.

Ruqaiyah - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

The Soup Movement is really heart-wrenching and moving- I love how it portrays the message of a cancer survivor helping the homeless. It’s also a true story, which makes it even more inspirational.

Immy - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

Such an amazing book, I love the storyline and it’s also quite touching.

Summer - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

This has shown me that one little act of kindness can lead to something a lot bigger. I loved this book!

Keira - Outwood Academy Kirkby - 2022

I really like this book and it’s really cool , This book by far has been my favourite and I would definitely recommend it.

Varshna - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

I liked the irony of the book. It was extremely entertaining but at the same time had a meaning and a moral. The character’s were all interesting and had different personalities. I definitely enjoyed reading it and would 100% recommend to my friends.

Sandhya - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

This was a really good book that had very kind storyline. I really liked it.

Ottilie - Rushcliffe Spencer Academy - 2022

The ending was incredible and I liked Jordan. Rio was so well thought out and funny and was such a unique character. Amazing, I would definitely recommend.

Alexander - Rushcliffe Spencer Academy - 2022

Really good read and message to help the homeless. Would read again and is definitely a contender.

Cassie - Kimberley School - 2022

I thought it was a sad but heartwarming book about standing up for what is right and losing someone special. Definitely a book that can make you cry tears of mixed emotions.