Bleakboy and Hunter Stand Out in the Rain

Synopsis

Some things are too big for a boy to solve.Jesse is an eleven-year-old boy tackling many problems in life, especially fitting in to a new school.Luckily he meets Kate. She has curly black hair, braces and an infectious smile. She wants to ‘Save the Whales’ and needs Jesse’s help.But they haven’t counted on Hunter, the school bully, who appears to enjoy hurling insults at random.With Hunter’s catchphrase ‘Ha!’ echoing through the school, something or someone has to give.But will it be Jesse? Kate? Or is there more to Hunter than everyone thinks?
Steven Herrick
About the author

Steven Herrick

Steven Herrick is one of Australia's most popular and widely heard children’s authors. Many of his fourteen books for children and young adults have been on the CBCA Children's Book of the Year Awards shortlist, including Love, Ghosts and Nose Hair (1997), A Place like This (1999), The Simple Gift (2001), and Tom Jones Saves the World (2003). Do-wrong Ron (2004) and By the River (2005) were named Honour Books. Steven’s first novel, Rhyming Boy, was published in 2008. At school his favourite subject was soccer, and he dreamed of football glory while he worked at various jobs. For the past twenty-five years he’s been a full-time writer and regularly performs his work in schools throughout the world. He lives in the Blue Mountains with his partner and two sons.

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