A lively, funny, contemporary tale of a boy who is fed up with his hyper-competitive parents.
Moving to a new area and a new school, Louis is horrified to discover his parents changing into ultra-competitive parents, wanting him and his younger brother to get straight As at school and join all sorts of after-school clubs and activities like the other kids in the area. Suddenly Louis's life is no longer his own - until he meets Maddy, who claims to have trained her parents to ignore her- But does Louis really want to be ignored? A truly contemporary tale with characters kids will recognize instantly!
“There is a moral here for any parent who frets about a child's progress at school . . . Children who read it won't be turned into hostile monsters; they'll chortle away, feel better about themselves and have a lot of jokes to tell you”
The Sunday Times
“Johnson's comic romp through a miserable school year in the life of almost 13-year-old Louis touches all the real bases of adolescent boys' lives: girls, parents, TV, comedy”
“Johnson addresses big issues in a frank manner and with a light touch resulting in a book that both children and parents should read”
Wendy Cooling, Junior Education
“Written with humour and plenty of attitude, this witty book firmly puts the power in the hands of the children”