Meet Bugs: smart, sarcastic, sixteen and stuck in a small town without a driver’s licence.
Bugs has been best mates with Jez forever; they’ve always been Jez and Bugs, Bugs and Jez. That is until spoilt, bitchy Stone Cold arrives in town. Why would anyone want to be mates with her?
But things are never as they seem on the surface – not the picture-perfect postcard views of Taupō, not the drama-queen antics of Stone Cold, not even the quiet brooding of Jez. Not even Bugs. Now, as the future closes in, each will struggle with expectations: either trying to live up to them or trying to live them down.
Bugs is about the unfolding lives of three young people in their last year of school in small-town New Zealand. Life is slow, and it seems not much happens in town or in Jez and Bugs’s lives. But when Stone Cold arrives, the three come to different conclusions about how to deal with being trapped in a small town and at the bottom of the heap.
Finalist in the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults.
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