I have a nervous guilty feeling in my stomach, and I haven’t even started lying yet.
This cleverly constructed narrative consists of three points of view: of Gary, constantly victimised by the school bully in a nasty, name-calling and vindictive way; the bully’s friend, David and a new girl to the school, Zoe.
All viewpoints are revealing.
Gary reveals the painful and often unsuccessful attempts by a young man to control his anger under great provocation – and his inability to communicate.
David is someone who is uncomfortable with the bullying but doesn’t dare to do anything about it – until the end.
Zoe is a young woman who can see Gary through different eyes and is independent, freethinking and brave.
Also featured in this title are rampaging tractors, shotguns and cheese puffs.