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Hilariously funny yet painfully poignant. This is a powerful and insightful story from a much-loved Australian writer and media personality.

Dylan is struggling. He’s struggling with the acne that has declared war on his face; struggling with his pushy younger sister; with his nagging mum and his dad who never has time for him anymore; struggling with his old phone-me-down; and struggling with his constant preoccupation with girls, and what might happen if he manages to snag one.

Struggling, but surviving. But when Dylan’s creative writing piece is read out in class, it sets off a chain of events that sends him on a frantic roller coaster of emotions culminating in a revelation that could make or break his survival.


A power read...true to life. Very insightful. It needs to be out there

Brett Murray, CEO, Make Bullying History Foundation

As I read One Step, I kept wishing that Andrew Daddo didn't know all these secrets: they're mine, as well as Dylan's. But I'm glad that at last someone has told them. I winced, I cried and I laughed at this unforgettable story.

Mark Macleod, Children's Literature Consultant

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    June 27, 2016


    256 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook


    June 27, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

    304 pages

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