The First Third

Penguin Group Australia
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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.
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About the author

Personally, Will Kostakis is ready to catch a ball two seconds after it's hit him in the face. Professionally, he's thankful he's chosen a career that requires little (if any) coordination. After dabbling in celebrity journalism and reality TV, he now writes for young adults.

His first novel, Loathing Lola, was released when he was just nineteen, and his second, The First Third, won the 2014 Gold Inky Award. It was also shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year and Prime Minister's Literary awards.

The Sidekicks is his third novel for young adults.
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4.3
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Additional information

Publisher
Penguin Group Australia
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Published on
Jul 24, 2013
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9781742535975
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Juvenile Fiction / School & Education
Juvenile Nonfiction / Family / Marriage & Divorce
Juvenile Nonfiction / Family / Siblings
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This content is DRM protected.
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