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Mike Amon just wants to fit in. He wants to be a star athlete. He wants his first kiss. He also wants his mum to survive. When his mum is diagnosed with advanced cancer, Mike figures if he gets his own life right and makes his mum proud, maybe it'll be enough to help her get better. First, he has to move in with his African dad whose cooking skills don't extend beyond heating up chicken nuggets, contend with the school bully, navigate puberty and face a phobia of jellyfish. As if that wasn't enough, the girl he has a crush on has her own heartbreak to deal with, and Mike soon finds himself in hospital. If he can't even sort out his own problems, how can he possibly save his mum?

Being Black 'N Chicken & Chips by Matt Okine


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