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Bestselling author, Tim Winton, delivers the iconic trio of books that are still the foremost definitive texts on contemporary Australian life for teenage boys.

Lockie Leonard, hot surf-rat, is in love. The human torpedo is barely settled into his new school, and already he's got a girl on his mind. And not just any girl: it has to be Vicki Streeton, the smartest, prettiest, richest girl in the class. But what chance have you got when your dad's a cop, your mum's a frighteningly understanding parent, your brother wets the bed and the teachers take an instant dislike to you and then you fall in love at twelve-and-three-quarter years old? It can only mean trouble, worry, mega-embarrassment and some wild, wild times.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780141307305

    June 4, 2007

    Puffin

    144 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Paperback

    9780143300960

    September 17, 2003

    Puffin

    144 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781743481202

    July 12, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

    204 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Awards and Recognition

  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards
    1991
    Special Mention
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    1992
    Shortlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    1993
    Shortlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    1994
    Shortlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    1995
    Shortlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    1996
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults