Make Me Awesome by Ben Davis
  

Make Me Awesome

Written by Ben Davis
Illustrated by Mike Lowery

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In a nutshell: contemporary comedy adventure

Ben Davis does a great line in down-trodden teenage boys and employs it to great effect in his new novel. Freddie Smallhouse is living through the worst year of his life: after the failure of his business his father is now employed testing out the protective padding used to train police dogs (ouch) while the family are living with boring Uncle Barry and about to be made homeless. No wonder life coach Chuck Willard’s Complete Road to Awesomeness Program seems to be Freddie’s last hope. A series of hilarious episodes follow as Freddie tries and spectacularly fails to achieve awesomeness before a surprising, funny but touching happy ending. The laughs come fast and furious, but for all the silliness there’s a real sense of the importance of family, friends and relationships too. ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

Make Me Awesome by Ben Davis

Hey you! Yes, you! Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and thought Wow! My life is really rubbish? I can tell from looking at you that you probably have. But I'm here to tell you that all that is about to change. Why not climb aboard the Make Me Awesome programme and buy a one way ticket to Awesometown, calling at Successville, Dollarsdale, and Camp You're the Greatest! My name is Chuck Willard and I CAN make you AWESOME, just like me! (Well, maybe not that awesome, I'm one of a kind)

When Freddie Smallhouse signs up to the Make Me Awesome programme, he's ready to turn himself from zero to hero, all with the help of his idol, Chuck Willard. Freddie embarks on various schemes to make himself awesome safe in the knowledge that Chuck is always there, at the end of an email, to give him lots of personal advice ...isn't he?

A new laugh-out-loud story, from the brilliantly funny author of the Joe Cowley series and My Embarrassing Dad's Gone Viral.

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About the Author

Ben Davis

Ben Davis studied English at University, which was quite easy because he was already fluent in that. Since then, he has written jokes for everything from radio shows to greeting cards and fulfilled a lifelong ambition by writing books for young adults.
He now lives in Tamworth with his wife and his wimpy dog.

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Paperback
272 pages

Author

Ben Davis
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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

21st December 2017

ISBN

9780192747969

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