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I like Dave Franklin's stream of conscious rant novels.  Highly entertaining.

And then he writes GIRLS LIKE FUNNY BOYS and it's not a rant novel. 

Now Dave referred to it as "life-affirming" in the inscription he included on my copy, and I really do agree.  This is a really engaging book, one of those ones that makes me mildly pissed off with day job responsibilities and alpacas and chooks to feed, and bright sunlight because I can't get my sunglasses over my reading glasses so I can't skive off in the chook yards and read when I should be shovelling... well you get the picture.

Full review to come and news of 3 copies to give away (Australia only sorry).

From the Blurb:

Meet Johnny Goodwin.  He's grown up in a quiet Brisbane suburb with loving parents, a faithful dog and an unrequited yearning for his teenage sweetheart Angie Everson.  Now in his last year at school, he's finally caught her eye by starring in a teacher-baiting panto.  Dreams are already taking shape of a career in entertainment, perhaps with Angie by his side.  All he's got to do is pass his exams, get to uni and keep away from Gina Wood, the weird girl who once let him touch her.

Opening Lines:

Johnny tucked his eighteenth birthday card invitation into a shirt pocket and trotted down the front steps of his home.  Hopefully the night would turn out nothing like Catherine Roberts' seventeenth birthday party a few months ago.  Boy, had that bash stiffed.

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Meet Johnny Goodwin.  He's grown up in a quiet Brisbane suburb with loving parents, a faithful dog and an unrequited yearning for his teenage sweetheart Angie Everson.  Now in his last year at school, he's finally caught her eye by starring in a teacher-baiting panto.  Dreams are already taking shape of a career in entertainment, perhaps with Angie by his side.  All he's got to do is pass his exams, get to uni and keep away from Gina Wood, that weird girl who once let him touch her....

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