Things are going from bad to worse for Arnie. But ain't it weird how your life can turn around? Lately Arnie's life has been the pits. He's got a date with a bully and now he's in big trouble at school. Don't even mention things at home - it's as if his family has been replaced by aliens. In fact, nothing's been right for Arnie since last spring. Then one day everything changes.
About The Author
Sue Walker is the author of numerous books for children. Her title Best Friends was selected as a Notable Book by the Children's Book Council, and many of her poems, articles and short stories have appeared in magazines. Sue was inspired to write Arnie Avery after spotting four teenagers and one old lady at the local pool. All of them found their way into this book. Sue wishes she knew their names so she could thank them for the role they played in bringing Arnie's story to life. In the past Sue has worked in a bank, several schools, a bookshop and a cemetery. She now works from a studio in her backyard in Sydney, where she lives with her husband, three children and a scruffy white dog.
This is a great book for younger teenagers who perhaps like to read about real life. -- Naida Mulligan * The Southland Times, NZ *
Arnie Avery is about birds, bullying, brothers and broken families. A memorable read of substance and purpose... * The Sun Herald *
Arnie Avery is an engaging story about growing up and making choices. The story is both humorous and moving, exploring themes of loyalty, friendship and coping with bullying and grief. * Reading Time *
A moving story of growing up. * Bookseller+Publisher *