“Andrew McDonald’s first book is a ripper: the characters feel freshly drawn, the multiple story lines hold your attention with laughs and more serious themes in equal measure. His use of the internet as a valuable plot device works brilliantly.” - Frances Atkinson, The Age
Charlie Ridge has one small goal in life — to be the Greatest Blogger in the World.
The internet has been in a frenzy since a competition began to win the website address www.thegreatestbloggerintheworld.com, and Charlie is making sure he’s the number one contender.
Charlie has plenty to blog about – his best mate Phattius Beats, who runs an illegal red-cordial business at school; his little brother, who insists on wearing a tuxedo to kinder; and his number one crush, who is the teacher’s pet and always wears knee-high boots. Oh, and his pet duck, Barcode.
Then some really blog-worthy things happen. When the school mascot is stolen and a multinational corporation tries to take over the school formal, Charlie has his chance to Be the Hero, Get the Girl and Save the Day. That’s got to give him a leg up on the quest to be the Greatest Blogger in the World, right?
Check out the website of illustrator Gregory Baldwyn who did the fantastic cover of the book.