A very personal look at a boy’s awakening sexuality.
Peter, 15, is a dirt bike rider and would-be photographer with the usual teen hang-ups about sex and fitting in. Then he spends a brief, unplanned afternoon with his brother’s friend, David. David is 20, tall, good-looking and immaculately dressed – everything Peter is not. And it turns out David is gay.
This story follows Peter's deepest feelings, and often savagely honest thoughts, as he struggles to be the person he genuinely is, rather than the person others think he ought to be.
PETER - Book Awards
Honour Book (Runner up) Australian Children’s Book of the Year, Older Readers – 1992
Shortlisted - NSW Premier’s Literary Award – 1991
Shortlisted - South Australian Literary Award – 1991
Shortlisted - Talking Book of the Year Award – 1992
Highly Commended (Runner up) Australian Human Rights Awards – 1991
Goodreads Reviews: www.goodreads.com/book/show/657732.Peter