"Readers should enjoy keeping pace with Stuff's verbal barrages and his tumultuous family and love lives, which are punctuated with dredged-up memories, flashbacks and Armstrong's hilarious drawings." —Publishers Weekly
Matthew Armstrong (Illustrator)
HarperCollins / 2007
Stuff. My head's full of it. I don't even know where most of it comes from. I just seem to pick it up, like my brain emits a special sort of tractor beam that locks on to pointless information. But in the face of my problems, all the extra stuff is proving useless.
What problems? you ask. I shall tell you.
Problem 1: The invasion of my home. Dad's new girlfriend moved in, and, even worse, she brought along her daughter, who has no sense of humor and no taste in music.
Problem 2: My girlfriend, Delfine. Her brother would break both my arms if I broke up with her.
Problem 3: The new girl at school. Stunning. Gorgeous. Willowy. My Destiny (but see Problem 2).
Problem 4: My comic strip. At first it was cool to anonymously author the strip in the school paper, but now that everyone suspects who they are in the strip, I run the risk of getting my legs broken in addition to my arms (see above).
Clearly, I need to plan The Great Escape!
Part hilarious musings, part graphic novel, Stuff is the quirky exposé of a fourteen-year-old boy who, let's face it, could use a little help.