Picked on at school, bullied by his seriously ill father, 11 year-old loner Jimmy Spud finds solace in his dream of becoming an angel, a plan that picks up pace when the Archangel Gabriel arrives to process his application
There are some effective story strands (Jimmy's relationship with his anarchist grandfather) and powerful moments (the hospital finale), but the overall effect is more wan than winning.
Reviewed by Ian Freer
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