In this autobiographical novel, Ben introduces himself to his classmates as a cripple. Before long he and his friends are chasing girls, running away from school and pondering the meaning of life in this tale of growing up.

ISBN: 9780141307411 Author: Lebert, Benjamin Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 26th July 2001 Imprint: Puffin Cover: Paperback Dewey: 833.914 (edition:21) Pages: 175 Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subjects: ,

Benjamin Lebert introduces himself on the first day at his new school: “Hi, I’m Benjamin Lebert, I’m 16 and a cripple. Just so you know…” He is paralysed down his left side, but nevertheless lives his life to the full as a rebellious schoolboy, smoking, drinking, running away, meeting girls and having sex – and all the while pondering the meaning of life.

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