Billionaire Boy by David Walliams

Billionaire Boy

David Walliams

240 pages first pub 2010 (editions)

fiction middle grade funny lighthearted medium-paced


Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old...

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Community Reviews Summary of 483 reviews


funny 93%
lighthearted 68%
emotional 31%
adventurous 18%
hopeful 18%
informative 12%
relaxing 12%
sad 12%
reflective 6%
tense 6%


fast 75%
medium 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | Plot: 20% | A mix: 10% | N/A: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | No: 20% | N/A: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | N/A: 10% | Yes: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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