Lockie Leonard, hot surf-rat, is in love. The human torpedo is barely settled into his new school, and already he's got a girl on his mind. And not just any girl: it has to be Vicki Streeton, the smartest, prettiest, richest girl in the class.
What chance have you got when your dad's a cop, your mum's a frighteningly understanding parent, your brother wets the bed and the teachers take an instant dislike to you and then you fall in love at twelve-and-three-quarter years old? It can only mean trouble, worry, mega-embarrassment and some wild, wild times.
About the Author
Tim Winton has published twenty-one books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-five languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). He lives in Western Australia.
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Comments about Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo:
This is a very relevant book for anyone who has ever reared a boy through teenage years. Very funny.
Series: Lockie Leonard Ser.
For Ages: 8 - 13 years old
For Grades: 8
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: June 2007
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.3 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1