The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
Barry Loser: I am not a Loser
Publisher: Jelly Pie
Barry Loser was really cool - or 'keel' as his TV hero Future Ratboy would say - until Darren Darrenofski, a crocodile-faced fart burper, joined his school and started to tease him and call him names.
Soon, Barry loses his coolness and becomes a 'loser'. Nothing seems to go right for him and he blames Darren for ruining his life. But then a school talent competition gives Barry and his friend Bunky an opportunity for a funny sketch, as well as a chance to fool Darren.
With lots of silly pranks and plenty of jokes about bodily functions, as well as a cartoon-style drawing on each page, this book will particularly appeal to fans of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid.