Life was easier when boys where stupid. Is a very quick read, but I enjoyed it. It was kind of like a “Now you see it, now you don’t” type of thing, I love how familiar the story was, and to be honest, how Australian it was. Only an Australian author, knows when to use the word “Bloke.” Apart from the Australiana I felt from the short story I do think it is a story a lot of people can relate too, The only problem I had? Just as I started getting into the story and drifting off into Jess’ world it ended! I was bummed.
This coming of age long short story is a easy read that deals with
issues that alot of people have to deal with but never admit to.
Amanda's perants split, her grandfather dies, Amanda's feelings are frozen in time.
When her grandmother/best friend/confidant becomes ill.
Randy's style of writing is the type you can become the character and realize what she is thinking
and feeling. The Characters are strong and i enjoyed knowing them
Weather you like fishing or not this piece is about more then that. Its about about reflecting on
the past realizing your mistakes and your not so mistakes.