'Louis Sachar is one of the few new masters of American fiction' -- Independent on Sunday
'Small Steps has Sachar's familiar ease, intelligent humour, suspense and humanity' -- Sunday Times (Children's Book of the Week)
Louis Sachar is one of the few new masters of American fiction -- Independent on Sunday
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Upon returning to Austin, Armpit set five goals for himself. Five small steps.
1. Graduate High School
2. Get a job.
3. Save his money.
4. Avoid situations that might turn violent.
5. Lose the name Armpit.
In this wonderful, funny and deeply satisfying novel by master storyteller Louis Sachar, Armpit finds all his small steps becoming much bigger than he had anticipated. When he gets mixed up with his old friend X-Ray in a ticket scam, things look set to unravel. But this is only the beginning of Armpit's troubles in this brilliant, fast-paced adventure story by the author of the bestselling HOLES.