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The First Third

by Will Kostakis

Life is made up of three parts: in the first third, you’re embarrassed by your family; in the second, you make a family of your own; and in the end, you just embarrass the family you’ve made.

That’s how Billy’s grandmother explains it, anyway. She’s given him her bucket list (cue embarrassment), and now, it’s his job to glue their family back together.

No pressure or anything.

Fixing his family’s not going to be easy and Billy’s not ready for change. But as he soon discovers, the first third has to end some time. And then what?

It’s a Greek tragedy waiting to happen.

The First Third is a touching, funny and sometimes sad tale about coping with family, growing up different and taking responsibility. Recommended for readers over 13.

About Will Kostakis

Will Kostakis was only 19 when his first novel for young adults, Loathing Lola, was released. It was shortlisted for the Sakura Medal in Japan and was a Get Reading! selection in 2010. He was the Sydney Morning Herald Young Writer of the Year in 2005, and now works as a freelance journalist.

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