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  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781775530602
  • Imprint: Random House New Zealand
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 140

Malcolm & Juliet




The sixth novel by the award-winning author of Genesis

Beckett's young adult novel not only tackles the contentious subject of sex, it undercuts, subverts and sends it up as well.

Sex was a latecomer to the party of Malcolm’s life, and when it did arrive, it didn't come dressed in any of the usual guises.

With the mind of a science nerd and the body of a teenager, sixteen-year-old Malcolm embarks upon his latest documentary project: sex. Join Malcolm on his hilarious journey, as he meets the cast of idiosyncratic characters who will take him a little closer to the centre of life’s mystery.

Will Charlotte find true love? Will Kevin get his guy? How did Juliet lose her virginity and will the school principal succeed in having Malcolm’s project banned?

  • Pub date: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781775530602
  • Imprint: Random House New Zealand
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 140

About the Author

Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett was awarded a Royal Society Fellowship for Teachers of Maths, Science and Technology in 2005, during which he worked at the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Evolution. That year, he found himself looking for a way to combine his passions for science, philosophy and storytelling. Falling for Science is his first non-fiction book. He’s written several novels, won many awards for his fiction. His lnovel Genesis was also written as a result of his time at the Allan Wilson Centre. This ‘otherworldly’ sci-fi thriller was winner of the Young Adult Fiction category in the NZ Post 2007 Book Awards.
His other books are No Alarms, Malcolm and Juliet, Jolt, Deep Fried, Home Boys and Acid Song.

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Awards & Recognition

  • New Zealand Post Children's Book Award

    Winner • 2005 • Young Adult Fiction

  • Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction Award

    Awarded • 2005 • Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction


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