Richard is a boffin, who - when the school thinks he is dead - seizes on the chance to become cool, sharp Ricky. Then, during a wild party, a fire breaks out and he realizes neither image is really him. All ends happily though, as the cool boffin learns to be himself - and gets a girlfriend.
Richard is a boffin, a swot; he wears the clothes his mum picks for him and has a boring haircut. He seizes the chance to change when, for a brief time, the school think he has been killed. He's taken up by Steve, one of the cool in-crowd and suddenly he's Ricky, cool, sharp and a bit of a lad. Then in a wild party at his house, a fire develops and Richard has to face the consequences. He sees that he's moved from one person's image of him to another's and that neither are really him. He can't be pigeon-holed into being a boffin or Mr Cool as he's actually a bit of both. All ends happily as he learns to be himself - and he gets a girlfriend!
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Pete Johnson worked as an English teacher and a film critic for Radio 1 before becoming a full-time award-winning writer. He is well known as a writer across the age range. Pete is a popular visitor in schools and libraries. He lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
The Cool Boffin by Pete Johnson
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