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Friday, March 31, 2017
12:25 AM | Posted by Sabrina Ford | | Edit Post
Today on my blog I have the Spurt tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, guest post, and giveaway.
Balls and all!
Jack Sprigley isn’t just a late-bloomer. He’s a no bloomer: an eighth grader, and puberty is still a total no-show. Worse yet, he hasn’t heard from his friends all winter vacation. He assumes they’ve finally dumped him and his child-like body—until he finds out it’s much worse than that. His friends are now so far ahead of him that they’ve started dating. Jack is out of luck. But then he comes up with a plan to catch up and win his friends back. And his plan is perfect: he just has to fake puberty.
Praise for SPURT
“Hilarious, addictive, brilliantly-warped... like Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen crossed with Diary of a Wimpy Kid” -- Stuart Gibbs, New York Times bestselling author of the Spy School series
“Funny, heartfelt, and likely to appeal to reluctant readers, especially boys on the cusp of puberty” --School Library Journal
“A refreshing take on body image, acceptance and the need to fit in. The novel’s moments of profundity are subtle yet powerful, and masterfully balanced with humour. Spurt is appealingly naughty.” --Books+Publishing
I am not sure what to say about this book. I enjoyed it and I really liked the main character Jack along with his group of friends and family. I wasn't able to really connect with him as I am not a 14 year old boy who hasn't gone through puberty and feels like he is the only one in his class who hasn't. But watching him try to fake like he has hit his growth spurt was fun to read. His ideas of what going through puberty are were funny but at the same time eye opening. I would definitely recommend this book to younger kids or even adults. I am looking forward to reading more of Chris's books in the future. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
Chris Miles has written several books for young readers in Australia. His short fiction and other writings have appeared in publications throughout Australia. He works as a website designer and developer, and in his spare time he indulges his love of Doctor Who, LEGO®, Dungeons & Dragons, and anchovies. He is a dog person (though not literally).
Ten random things about me
- I once lost a game of Connect Four in four moves
- I changed schools quite a lot when I was a kid
- I first tasted anchovies at the age of 6 and loved it so much that I’ve dedicated myself to eating half a jar of anchovies each day ever since
- One of my high school teachers was bestselling author Andy Griffiths, who wrote The Day My Butt Went Psycho
- I’m a self-taught guitarist and computer programmer
- I spend too much of my disposable income on LEGO®
- My first dog was half-dingo
- I’ve never had a drivers license
- Before writing Spurt I wrote for a junior fiction series called Zac Power under a pseudonym
- That previous fact about anchovies is only partly true
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank you to Chris for letting me review your book and say Thank you to Jean for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.
- Sabrina Ford