Good for Nothing book and activity pack

Good for Nothing book and activity pack

Mariam Ansar
  • Includes bookplate signed by the author
Regular price £11.00
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  • Recyclable packaging
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Thought-provoking contemporary drama for readers aged 12+

Young readers will be inspired by the cast of Good for Nothing by Mariam Ansar, which comes with an accompanying activity pack, which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in April 2023.

Good for Nothing is a brilliant book packed with empathy and a diverse cast of characters that young readers will really relate to. It's a moving celebration of community and friendship.”


When three teens are landed with community service together, their lives and stories start to converge.

Amir is the angry boy who won't talk about the brother he lost - but he won't let his name be forgotten either.

Eman is the awkward girl whose favourite evenings are spent at home watching TV with her Nani.

Kemi is the determined athlete who knows she deserves as good a shot as anyone else - if only she can get to the starting line.

As they become closer, they discover some unexpected truths about each other, themselves - and the death of Amir's beloved older brother...

Mariam Ansar is a Bradford-born writer and secondary English teacher. She has written for NME, gal-dem, Teen Vogue amongst others. Good for Nothing is her debut book for young readers.

The activity pack includes an exclusive signed book plate, stickers, book club-style questions to ponder and a welcome note from Mariam Ansar. There’s also a word puzzle to solve and a recipe for jalebi, a delicious South Asian snack, alongside jokes and further reading recommendations.

Activity packs are a handy A5 size and printed on uncoated paper which is fully recyclable.

We dispatch orders Monday - Friday.

  • Standard UK Royal Mail delivery £2.99 (free on bookshop orders over £25)
  • UK Express delivery also available from £5.50
  • International shipping available to select destinations (calculated at checkout according to weight)

Our packs are wrapped in a simple paper sleeve and sent out in a cardboard book wrap – we would be so grateful if you could recycle both.

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We don't include any paperwork in our parcels so you can send our book gifts directly to the recipient with confidence.

We'll happily add a handwritten note to your order. Simply leave your message in the box on the cart page.

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We are a monthly book subscription by post for children aged 5 to 14, focused on helping families discover new and different chapter books.

This title was sent to subscribers in the Macaw reading group, aged roughly 12 to 14, who need books that feel grown-up but aren’t quite ready for all young adult books.

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