International Writers Magazine: Review
Kicks by Clive Gifford
Hodder Children's Books
Gavin Gerlach Review
being wasted on the young, Clive Gifford seems determined to get
teenagers everywhere to make the most of their formative years with
Teenage Kicks is
a barmy, brilliant and hilarious odyssey of a book, where the point
is to build up a TK score by completing 101 things to do
before youre 16. And given the list takes in everything from a
shopping trolley grand prix, to the best custard pie, and from seeing
the sunset on Macchu Picchu to learning to juggle, there really is something
for teenagers (and adults who still think they are) everywhere.
And it isnt all about fun, either. Giffords social conscience
is also firmly in place, with energy-saving, tree-planting, recycling
and helping the aged all making appearances. And, for awkward teenagers
across the nation, first kisses and getting over that teenage crush
are also accounted for.
Teenage Kicks is the perfect companion to any bored teenager, and is
just as fun, interesting and entertaining for the rest of society as
well. Youth wasted on the young? Not anymore!
Gerlach April 2008
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