Jesse is an eleven-year-old boy tackling many problems in life, especially fitting into a new school. Luckily he meets Kate. She has curly black hair, braces and an infectious smile. She wants to 'Save the Whales' and needs Jesse's help. But they haven't counted on Hunter, the school bully, who appears to enjoy hurling insults at random. With Hunter's catchphrase 'Ha!' echoing through the school, something or someone has to give. But will it be Jesse? Kate? Or is there more to Hunter than everyone thinks?
Steven Herrick is the author of 21 books for children and young adults, including Pookie Aleera Is Not My Boyfriend, which co-won the 2013 WA Premier's Literary Award. His earlier books have twice won the NSW Premier's Literary Award and have also been short-listed for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards.