Diary of an (Un)teenager by Pete Johnson

Diary of an (Un)teenager

Written by Pete Johnson
Part of the The (Un)Teenager Diaries Series

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Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+. Spencer is determined that he’ll stay exactly as he is when he turns 13. As he tells his diary, he wants nothing to do with the clothes, kit and attitudes that other teenagers adopt. But when his friend Zac turns 13 he suddenly buys himself a new image – complete with skateboard. Will Spencer be able to hold out against the trend? ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Diary of an (Un)teenager by Pete Johnson

Spencer’s Mate Zac has decided he wants to be a real teenager and Spencer is disgusted. He’s not interested in girls, skateboards or huge trainers! An hilarious yet insightful story about growing up for teen boys everywhere.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

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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80 pages


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th November 2015




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