A funny, refreshing look at the most awkward time in any young boy's life—from school, girls, and parties to parents, friends, and the dreaded "sex talk"
Darcy Walker is a normal 16-year-old boy—but he can handle that. He can even cope with parents, deal with parties, and soldier through the occasional fight. He's certainly got his infatuation with the beautiful Audrey under control, is clearly the best at spending quality chess-time with his nerdy best friend, Noah, and doesn't blink an eye at the misadventures that can occur when kayaking on a school excursion. He's a teenage boy—he can handle anything. That is, if only he'd learn to keep his mouth closed first.
- the school kayaking trip on the river
- the shaving scenes
- the awkward father/son sex talk moments, haha.
- the romance with Darcy and Audrey. Cute and hilarious and when the kissing scene arrives ~ ahh, it's just grin-worthy and sigh-worthy and makes me all nostalgic :)
- the whole side-plot with Noah's dad. That's the kind of stuff that just blows me away in books. LOVED it.
Steven Herrick is one of my all-time (I'm talking ALL-TIME) fave authors. His books are brilliant for teens and still just perfect for adults or anyone really.
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Steven Herrick site (you can order his books (cheaper than bookstores and FREE postage, and get them personally signed)
ALSO> Major drum roll... Steven Herrick has a new book coming out this year and it sounds BRILLIANT and I am most most thrilled. Cannot wait to buy it! Steven Herrick's books are always a guaranteed certainty for me as I know I'll want to keep my copy to re-read and share with my friends and family.
upcoming 2011 YA novel:
What a spunky cover!
And the tentative blurb: