The Humiliations of Welton Blake
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Welton Blake has finally plucked up the courage to ask Carmella, the most gorgeous girl in school, on a date - and miraculously, she's said yes! But no sooner has the best thing ever happened to him, everything else starts to go terribly wrong. From a broken phone that his mum can’t replace, to dealing with bullies, a girl ready to beat him up and a dad making a total fool of himself trying (and failing) to get back with his mum - things just get worse and worse. Welton will have to use all his wits to stop things going totally to pot.
This book is laugh out loud funny with perfect comic timing - masterfully written by Alex Wheatle, it manages to combine hilarious slapstick with a moving story about the trials of navigating teen life. Barrington Stoke’s dyslexic friendly font makes this book suitable for young teens who may not have previously been attracted to reading a whole book for pleasure. Great for readers who might have loved Liz Pichon’s Tom Gates, and hopefully a gateway to Alex Wheatle’s brilliant Crongton series.