Mike Amon is a regular teenager. All he wants is to fit in. He wants to be a star athlete. He wants his first kiss. He also wants his mum to survive.
When his mum is suddenly diagnosed with advanced breast and brain cancer, Mike knows it's a long shot, but if he manages to achieve his dreams, maybe it'll give his mum enough strength to beat an incurable disease. Meanwhile he has to live with his African dad whom he doesn't really know, a man who has strange foreign ways - and who Mike doesn't really feel comfortable sharing his teenage desires and deepest fears with. Based on his award-winning stand-up show, and the loss of his own mother when he was 12, Matt Okine's coming-of-age novel, is a funny, heart-warming, and sometimes surreal look at how young people deal with grief and becoming an adult.
“Intimate and affecting” CLAUDIA KARVAN
“Hilarious, heartfelt, and utterly ridiculous in all the right ways” ALEX DYSON
“An extremely talented storyteller and comedian...this book is full of heart and humour” RONNY CHIENG
“A compelling novel that is difficult to put down” BOOKS + PUBLISHING
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