Another Night in Mullet Town

A thought-provoking young adult verse novel from award-winning author Steven Herrick. Sixteen-year-old Jonah and Manx live in run down bay town Turon Heads. They have been best mates forever and kill time flapping about like mullets at the local lake and beach. But now that the town is being sold off to rich investors and new people with fancy cars and lifestyles are moving in, life isn’t as simple as it used to be. Manx, caveman-like with his muscular arms and hairy body, always has shy-boy Jonah’s back, which is good considering Jonah’s got problems with his parents at home and the new bullies at school.

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When Jonah and Manx fall in love for the first time with Ella and Rachel, their Friday afternoon jaunts at the beach become complicated, especially when Rachel falls for rich boy, Patrick. Manx starts a crusade against the wealthy invaders, but when it backfires, this time it is up to Jonah to stand up for Manx. With friendship and relationship twists and turns, this verse novel evocatively captures the high school years in a small town. STEVEN HERRICK was born in Brisbane, the youngest of seven children. At school his favourite subject was soccer, and he dreamed of football glory while he worked at various jobs. For the past thirty years he’s been a full-time writer and regularly performs his work in schools throughout the world. Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend co-won the 2013 WA Premier’s Literary Award and earlier verse-novels have twice won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award. His books have also been shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards including his most recent middle reader novel Bleakboy and Hunter Stand Out in the Rain. Steven lives in the Blue Mountains with his partner Cathie, a belly dance teacher. They have two adult sons, Jack and Joe.

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