Measuring Up by G.J. Stroud
  

Measuring Up

Written by G.J. Stroud
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Synopsis

Measuring Up by G.J. Stroud

UNTIL RECENTLY, JONAH'S LIFE HAS BEEN WONDERFULLY SIMPLE- SCHOOL, PARTYING AND SURFING WITH HIS MATES. IT'S BEEN UNCOMPLICATED - LIKE RIDING THE PERFECT WAVE. BUT THAT'S ALL ABOUT TO CHANGE. With the pressure of year 12 looming, Jonah's mission to have sex before his eighteenth birthday is not going well. Jonah's lack of self-confidence is fuelling his fear that he's destined to live in the shadow of his legendary older brother, Link. And just when he thinks that things couldn't get any more complicated his brother drops a bombshell on his unsuspecting family. But life has a funny way of sorting out the big issues from the small. And Jonah discovers that sometimes the answers you're looking for are right in front of you ...Measuring Up is a fresh and funny story of friendship, surf and raging hormones.

Reviews

A modern-day homage to Puberty Blues.

A modern-day homage to Puberty Blues. --Courier Mail This novel puts a 2009 twist on the whole sex, surf, and sun premise that was so beautifully captured in the groundbreaking book Puberty Blues. . . . A fun, humorous coming-of-age story to be enjoyed by boys and girls alike, it will certainly resonate with readers over 15 years of age. --Australian Bookseller & Publisher

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
186 pages

Author

G.J. Stroud
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Publisher

Scribe Publications

Publication date

3rd August 2009

ISBN

9781921372902


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