By: Barry Jonsberg
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9781743310977


This isn't just about me.

It's also about the other people in my life - my mother, my father, my dead sister Sky, my penpal Denille, Rich Uncle Brian, Earth-Pig Fish and Douglas Benson from Another Dimension.

These are people (with the exception of Earth-Pig Fish, who is a fish) who have shaped me, made me what I am.

I cannot recount my life without recounting elements of theirs. This is a big task, but I am confident I am up to it.


Candice Phee is a twelve-year-old girl who is particularly odd. Certainly living somewhere within the Asperger's spectrum, she has only the best intentions as she writes her English project as an A - Z of her life and embarks on her quest to understand the world and make it better.

She is intent on helping her Dad who is in a rut after a family split with this brother, 'Rich Uncle Brian'. Brian stole his computer programming idea that made him rich and left Dad with too much pride and not enough money.

Candice's quest is to reunite the family no matter what.

Particularly well written, this entertaining novel with hilarious moments will delight younger secondary students, particularly girls.

This book was included in our February 2013 Secondary Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Rob