The Boomerang Effect

Author(s): Gordon Jack

Young Adult

A hilariously subversive YA debut that explores the meaning of friendship and loyalty, and also why you should avoid being trapped in a small space with an angry chicken. Perfect for fans of Andrew Smith's Winger and Frank Portman's King Dork.


It all started with a harmless prank. But now high school junior Lawrence Barry is one step away from reform school unless he participates in a mentorship program. His mentee? Spencer Knudsen, a Norwegian exchange student with Spock-like intelligence but the social skills of the periodic table.


Then disaster strikes. Homecoming Week. When someone dressed as the school Viking mascot starts destroying the fairytale-inspired floats, all suspicion falls on Lawrence. Add to the mix a demon Goth girl, a Renaissance LARPing group, an overzealous yearbook editor, and three vindictive chickens, and Lawrence soon realizes that his situation may be a little out of control. But Spencer seems to have some answers. In fact, Spencer may be the one friend Lawrence never knew he needed.

$19.99(NZD)


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780062399403
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : October 2018
  • : .829 Inches X 5.312 Inches X 8 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : [Fic]
  • : 368
  • : Gordon Jack
  • : Paperback