John P. Gibson’s novel features geeky American teenager Ed Porteneau, who discovers he has just one week left to live. He is determined to make it the best week of his life and composes a bucket list of seven ambitious tasks. Can he get to the end of his list before death comes knocking? Dead Next Tuesday is a very funny and unexpectedly romantic story.
Ben Gardener’s darkly, sometimes painfully, funny Rydon Hall is an unforgettable book, which will have you laughing guiltily as the tale unfolds of unfortunate teacher Charles Goldforbes and a school trip gone very badly wrong.
With unforgettable characters, including precocious schoolchildren and extremely strong-willed parents, and a clever plot, you’ll find yourself almost wanting things to work out for Charles whilst mostly just feeling glad that your own children do not go to this school.