“A refreshing take on body image, acceptance and the need to fit in. The novel’s moments of profundity are subtle yet powerful, and masterfully balanced with humour. Spurt is appealingly naughty.” ★★★★ Books+Publishing

“Full of truth and the angst of adolescence… hilariously clever” The Reading Stack

Book cover for 'Spurt'

Latest news

27 May 2016

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive cover reveal for the US edition of Spurt!

20 May 2016

Chris is appearing at the Melbourne Writers Festival on 29 August, speaking with Emily Maguire in a session on masculinity in the 21st century.

21 April 2016

Spurt gets a shout out on the Readings blog in this great guide to finding books for ‘tween readers on their way to becoming teens

28 October 2015

Simon & Schuster have purchased the rights to publish Spurt in the United States, with publication expected in early 2017

28 March 2015

Andrew McDonald has some nice things to say about Spurt in his wrap-up of our panel session on humour in kids books held at Readings Hawthorn recently

11 November 2014

Spurt is included alongside many great books and excellent author people on this list of recommended YA fiction set in an Australian high school

About the author

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Chris Miles is the author of several books for children, including two books in the best-selling Zac Power series, and the Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Books Who’s on the Money? and Stuck on History.

In his spare time he indulges his love of Doctor Who, LEGO®, Dungeons & Dragons and anchovies.

He is a dog person*.

* Not literally

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