By Barry Jonsberg
The sequel to the hilarious but poignant The entire company with Kiffo and the Pitbull. Laugh-out-loud humour with a robust beating middle and a sting within the tail.
Calma Harrison is in love. not only with herself, but additionally with the good-looking checkout man at Crazi-Cheep. but if Calma will get a role at Crazi-Cheep, her cynical method of customer support makes headlines. after which there is the small subject of the remainder of her existence, that is quick falling aside: her absent father turns up by surprise and needs to 'talk'; her mom, The refrigerator, is conserving secrets and techniques; and her new ally, Vanessa, is hiding anything terrible. Fearing the worst for her friends and family, Calma is aware the single yes option to form occasions is direct, own intervention...
It's no longer all approximately YOU, Calma! is a daring and witty novel approximately friendship, loyalty and performing on impulse.
Praise for The entire company with Kiffo and the Pitbull
'This is the simplest teenager fiction i've got learn in years. Barry Jonsberg's first novel is an absolute revolt. As hilarious because it is poignant, The complete company with Kiffo and the Pitbull may be on each year-10 syllabus within the state. If this ebook does not cause them to are looking to learn, not anything will.' - The Age
'Magnificent! enjoyed it! Laughed, snorted, and snickered maniacally at the subway throughout it. it truly is taking nice restraint to not run down the corridor and skim bits aloud to humans' - Nancy Siscoe, Knopf USA
'Jonsberg's writing is clean and humorous, and bites with fierce teenage realism.' - Children's Bookseller + Publisher, April 2004
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Extra resources for It's Not All About You, Calma!
The first night, I sat down with the remote control and two kilos of popcorn. It was terrific. It was hypnotic. Four hours of surfing later and I knew that instead of four channels of undiluted sewage, I had thirty-five to choose from. There was a documentary on the history of lead-miners’ wives in the early twentieth century, an American soap opera in which no one could act but everyone’s hair was immaculate, a sports channel featuring international synchronised tiddlywinks and a shopping channel where, apparently, viewers were scrambling for their credit cards to buy ghastly jewellery at inflated prices.
It took a little while to sort it out. This was a scenario she had obviously not encountered before and having to use her initiative brought on a violent nervous reaction. She lost her gumchewing rhythm entirely. In the end, though, common sense prevailed and I made an appointment with the recruiting agency for the following afternoon. As I replaced the handset, I was struck by a thought. Why hadn’t I considered this before? ’ I asked nonchalantly. ‘Late shift,’ she said, her eyes returning to their natural state of vacancy.
Jason: Great. I’m Jason, by the way. Calma: [I know. ] Pleased to meet you, Jason. I’m Calma. [Don’t make any jokes. Please. ] 45 Calma-TEXT PAGES 4/8/05 4:49 PM Page 46 Jason: This your first evening at work? Calma: Yes. [Do you have a girlfriend? ] Do I detect an English accent, Jason? ] Jason: Yeah. Guilty as charged. I’m a Pom. Calma: Don’t worry. We’ll let you off, provided you commit no further offences in the next twelve months. ] Are you in Australia permanently, Jason, or on holiday?
It's Not All About You, Calma! by Barry Jonsberg