Henry Hoey Hobson arrives at his sixth school, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, to discover he’s the only boy in Year Seven.
Friendless, fatherless and non-Catholic, Henry is not only a Perpetual Sucker, but a bloodsucker, according to his catty classmates.
When he’s caught moving a coffin into the creepy house next door, it drives a stake through the heart of his hopes of fitting in.
His only chance to fight back is the school swimming carnival – sink-or-swim time in the treacherous waters of Year Seven. Shortlisted in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, and a winner in The Big Read competition