The Greatest Blogger in the World


“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, 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?



Read sam­ple chap­ters of The Great­est Blog­ger in the World here.

Check out the web­site of illus­tra­tor Gre­gory Bald­wyn who did the fan­tas­tic cover of the book.