Penny's mum has died of cancer, and she doesn't know what to do with her father. It's like his face is only interested in where it's going if he's heading towards a bottle of wine. Then 15-year-old Penny sees an old man in a church, spaced-out about worms. It's too much, but it's the spunkiest guy in the school who listens to her. And their first kiss is like poetry. Trouble is, this gorgeous guy can't spell, and can hardly even read. Through her hilarious ups and downs with her father and her almost-boyfriend, Penny learns about death, spelling, friendship, and how to dye your hair red - everything a teenager needs to know.
Writing Disability in Australia:
|Type of disability||Dyslexia.|
|Type of character||Primary.|
|Point of view||First person (not the disabled character).|