From this hilarious debut novelist comes Spurt, a YA novel for teenage boys about faking it till you make it u and what it means to be a man. Jack Sprigley isn't just a late-bloomer. He's a no-bloomer. He's about to start the last term of year nine and puberty is still a total no-show.
Worse yet, he hasn't heard from his friends all holidays. He assumes they've finally dumped him and his child-like body u except then he finds out that it's much worse than that. His friends are now so far ahead of him that they've started hooking up and getting girlfriends. Jack is screwed. But then he comes up with a plan to catch up and win his friends back. And his plan is perfect: he just has to fake puberty.
About the Author
Chris Miles has written for the best-selling Zac Power series (under the name H. I. Larry), and two of his non-fiction books for younger readers — Who’s on the Money? and Stuck on History, both published by Black Dog Books — have been listed as Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Books.
His short fiction and other writings have appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Materiality, Crank, Antipodean SF, Visible Ink, The School Magazine and the Black Dog Books anthologies Short and Short and Scary.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 7+
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st July 2014
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 13.9 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1