Hornby, Nick "About a boy" - 1998
A funny yet thoughtful and touching novel. Will, the "teenager forever" meets Marcus, the strange child. They meet and grow together, both see family life with different eyes before and after. And the single's life, as well. I liked this book, a lot. And, even though they changed the end, I also liked the movie.
"Will Freeman may have discovered the key to dating success: If the simple fact that they were single mothers meant that gorgeous women - women who would not ordinarily look twice at Will - might not only be willing, but enthusiastic about dating him, then he was really onto something. Single mothers - bright, attractive, available women - thousands of them, were all over London. He just had to find them.
SPAT: Single Parents - Alone Together. It was a brilliant plan. And Will wasn't going to let the fact that he didn't have a child himself hold him back. A fictional two-year-old named Ned wouldn't be the first thing he'd invented. And it seems to go quite well at first, until he meets an actual twelve-year-old named Marcus, who is more than Will bargained for..."