I'm sixteen years old and my mouth runs ahead of my brain. Our friend Pete would describe it as- ahem- premature enunciation. Mum says I talk without thinking. She's wrong, I mean what I say, I just shouldn't say it aloud.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Steven Herrick. Year 11 has never looked so funny.Darcy can cope with parents, parties and punch-ups. He can handle his infatuation with the beautiful Audrey, spending quality chess-time with his nerdy friend, Noah, even the misadventures of kayaking on a school excursion. He's a teenage boy, he can deal with it.
If only he'd learn to keep his mouth closed.
Crunchy, refreshing fiction from one of Australia's finest writers for young people.
Steven Herrick was born in Brisbane, the youngest of seven children. At school his favourite subject was soccer, and he dreamed of football glory while he worked at various jobs. For the past twenty years he's been a full-time writer and regularly performs his work in schools throughout the world. Steven's work is both popular and critically acclaimed. His books have been shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards on six occasions and he has twice won prizes in the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, with By the River and The Spangled Drongo. He lives in the Blue Mountains with his partner Cathie, a belly dance teacher, and their two sons, Jack and Joe.
Slice: Juicy Moments from My Impossible Life
Author: Steven Herrick