My Best Worst Year

My Best Worst Year

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"Toby, if you get twenty wickets and ten tries before the end of the year, Mum and I'll buy you a new GameBox V3.'

Can you believe it? One minute I'm in trouble for double-bouncing my sister and the next Dad is telling me I've got the new GameBox V3! And it's not even Christmas. Shot!

Toby thinks this will be easy - after all, he gets Player of the Day all the time. But he hasn't reckoned on Malcolm McGarvy. McGarvy is one of the biggest kids in the school and he's got a huge scar which he got in a shark attack - he wears one of the teeth around his neck. You know McGarvy is near because you get goosebumps up your arms. And he's going to make sure Toby doesn't get that GameBox V3.

A hilarious story about a boy who is promised a Gamebox V3 by his dad if he scores 20 wickets in cricket and 10 tries in rugby, but is foiled at every turn by the class bully.

MY BEST WORST YEAR is a very funny, easy read for 8-12-year-olds. The story is packed with sport, boy humour and practical joking. The main character Toby is somewhat disorganised and irresponsible (but likeable) and his parents set him a challenge in order to be bought a gaming device. A school bully tries to derail Toby's quest, but his best friends ultimately help him to achieve an unlikely goal.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 14mm | 272g
  • New Zealand
  • English
  • 0473548682
  • 9780473548681
  • 2,344,352

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In the interests of instilling a love of reading in our children we read to them. A lot! What is crucial is that the books we read grab their attention and keep them riveted. And if it can keep the parents who have to read it entertained as well its a welcome bonus. And finally, if there is a lesson or two in there, subtle enough not be be seen as lessons, then great! The whole family enjoyed this book. My wife and I read some each night with the kids always begging for more, no matter how much we read. We had to learn to stop early, then agree to 'one more chapter'. The adults enjoyed the book as much as the kids because it took us back to what it felt like to be young, and the challenges and issues we faced. When Jill was reading I also wanted 'just one more chapter'. I got the distinct impression the author has not grown up himself, which is just what's needed in a children's book author. Justin captured what it was like to be a kid as if he was still living it.

Richard Howes

Over all I rate this fantastic book 9 out of 10. When your mum or dad says go to bed and stop reading you sneakily keep reading because your on a cliff-hanger, then suddenly you're already done, then you start having a melt down. Well the only downs in this book are probably...nothing so I should probably rate this 10 out of 10 but I don't want to be too nice. Once again it was totally awesome. This book is about if Toby gets 20 wickets and 10 tries by the end of the season he gets a gameboxv3 but this big bully called mcGravy try's to stop him from getting that game box so will Toby get those wickets and tries before its to late? And this book is very funny.

By Finn
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