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Make Me Awesome

Written by Ben Davis

Illustrated by Mike Lowery

Key Stage 2 General Fiction Humorous

LoveReading View on Make Me Awesome

In a nutshell: contemporary comedy adventure   

Ben Davis does a great line in down-trodden teenage boys and employs it to great effect in his new novel. Freddie Smallhouse is living through the worst year of his life: after the failure of his business his father is now employed testing out the protective padding used to train police dogs (ouch) while the family are living with boring Uncle Barry and about to be made homeless. No wonder life coach Chuck Willard’s Complete Road to Awesomeness Program seems to be Freddie’s last hope. A series of hilarious episodes follow as Freddie tries and spectacularly fails to achieve awesomeness before a surprising, funny but touching happy ending. The laughs come fast and furious, but for all the silliness there’s a real sense of the importance of family, friends and relationships too.  ~ Andrea Reece


Make Me Awesome Synopsis

Hey you! Yes, you! Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and thought Wow! My life is really rubbish? I can tell from looking at you that you probably have. But I'm here to tell you that all that is about to change. Why not climb aboard the Make Me Awesome programme and buy a one way ticket to Awesometown, calling at Successville, Dollarsdale, and Camp You're the Greatest! My name is Chuck Willard and I CAN make you AWESOME, just like me! (Well, maybe not that awesome, I'm one of a kind)

When Freddie Smallhouse signs up to the Make Me Awesome programme, he's ready to turn himself from zero to hero, all with the help of his idol, Chuck Willard. Freddie embarks on various schemes to make himself awesome safe in the knowledge that Chuck is always there, at the end of an email, to give him lots of personal advice ...isn't he?

A new laugh-out-loud story, from the brilliantly funny author of the Joe Cowley series and My Embarrassing Dad's Gone Viral.

Make Me Awesome Press Reviews

This hilarious up-to-the-minute story will have instant appeal to a Youtube-watching generation  Parents In Touch

Praise for My Embarrassing Dad's Gone Viral:

Genuinely funny and absolutely of the moment, it's a really fun read that covers some important topics  BookTrust

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192747969
Publication date: 21st December 2017
Author: Ben Davis
Illustrator: Mike Lowery
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: General Fiction, Humorous

About Ben Davis

Ben Davis is an author currently living and working in Staffordshire with his wife, son, and wimpy dog. Ben Davis writes funny books for older children and teenagers including the Joe Cowley series, My Embarrassing Dad’s Gone Viral and Make Me Awesome. When he’s not writing, he regularly visits schools and leads creative writing workshops.

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