My Parents are Driving Me Crazy by Pete Johnson

My Parents are Driving Me Crazy

Written by Pete Johnson

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The ups and downs of would-be comic Louis’s life make for highly amusing reading. Ups include first date with his friend/comedy agent Maddy, and forth-coming appearance on a TV talent show; downs are school, Mr Beach in particular, and Dad, newly redundant and therefore in Mum’s place at home, instituting cleaning rotas with missionary zeal. There is an up to Dad’s new role too: he’ll happily write Louis’s history essays for him, something Mum would never sanction! Pete Johnson is very good on ordinary family relationships, there’s lots that readers will recognise in this entertaining adolescent sit-com and real substance beneath the comedy. ~ Andrea Reece

A Piece of Passion from the Publishers Louis is desperate to become a professional comedian, and at 13 he already has an agent, Maddy - also thirteen. With Maddy's help, Louis wins a spot in the final of the TV talent show Kids With Attitude. Everybody thinks he'll win, but when it comes to the big day, and Louis feels poorly, well - let's just say things don't go so well! But Pete Johnson's story is about much more than just his determination to achieve fame and fortune as a comedian. The backstory is that Louis's family is turned upside down when his dad loses his job and his mum has to get a full time job. Responsible for cleaning, cooking, and all sorts of unfamiliar household tasks, Dad finds this really tough. So does Louis, when his dad decides that since he's now at home more, the two of them can 'hang out' and be best friends! This is a hilarious story, that the "Wimpy Kid" generation will love, but parents too will warm to a touching tale of a family thrown into chaos, and of how they eventually find a way to get back on track. Highly recommended!


My Parents are Driving Me Crazy by Pete Johnson

When Louis’s parents are forced to swap roles there is soon total chaos. Dad serves up meals no one can eat, messes up all the laundry and worst of all, decides Louis is his new best friend. But you can’t hang out with your dad, can you?! Louis decides dads just can’t be mums – but then he’s in for a huge surprise…

The latest hilarious instalment of Louis the Laugh’s bestselling adventures.

The brilliantly funny sequel to How to Train Your Parents and My Parents are Out of Control.


‘In Louis, Pete Johnson has created a boy who makes you laugh out loud.’ Sunday Times

‘Another great humorous book from the critically acclaimed Pete Johnson.’ Literary Times

‘In Pete Johnson’s books there are characters that every single child will recognise.’ The Observer

‘Funny and light Pete Johnson’s humour disguises real emotion truth and depth … it offers some very funny and pertinent home truths for parents too.’ The Guardian

‘Pete Johnson is a wonderful storyteller.’ Evening Standard

‘Pete Johnson is a hilarious writer.’ The Mail on Sunday

‘Pete Johnson’s books grab you from the front page.’ The Sunday Express

About the Author

Pete Johnson

When Pete Johnson was ten, he wrote a fan letter to Dodie Smith – author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians. She wrote back to him and the two began exchanging letters. “She was the first person to encourage me to become a writer,” says Pete, who began sending stories to publishers at the age of eleven.

Born in Winchester, Pete studied English at Birmingham University and went on to try a variety of jobs before teaching English and Drama at a secondary school in Buckinghamshire. It was there that he wrote his first novel for teenagers which became an immediate hit. He was a film critic for Radio One before becoming a full time writer.

Pete's novels have achieved global success and he is now published in 24 translations. He has visited Europe to meet his readers as well as schools and libraries all over the UK. Pete inspires a special loyalty among his readers.

Pete says: 'one of the best things an author can do is show the reader he, or she, is not on their own.'

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224 pages


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Award Publications Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2015




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