A British Diary of a Wimpy Kid , featuring Dermot, an overweight eleven-year-old. Hilariously funny and insightful. Dermot Milligan's got problems. He's overweight and hooked on donuts. He has a pushy, over-achieving mother, and a father who spends all his time hiding in the loo. His sisters, Ruby and Ella (known as Rubella) attack him relentlessly from the opposite directions of Chav and Goth. And now, he's being sent to a nutritionist, Doctor Morlock, who looks like a Dementor from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows . This diary is Doc Morlock's idea. Not only does Dermot have to write down how many donuts he eats, but also - and this is the really rubbish part - he has to talk about HIS FEELINGS! But things are about to get even worse - he's being separated from his friends and sent to St Michael's, a posh school where he just knows he's going to stick out like a sore thumb. A sore thumb with a weight problem . . .
This is Book 1 in the The Donut Diaries Series. See all The Donut Diaries books here.
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Dermot Milligan is eleven, obese and about to start at Big School. He's a big fan of The Lord of the Rings, and he hates his evil sisters, Ruby and Ella (Rubella). His all-time favourite donut is the classic ring, but he's also very keen on jam.More about Dermot Milligan
Anthony McGowan's first novel for teenagers Hellbent, was published in 2005. It was described by The Times as 'brilliantly nauseating'. Henry Tumour won the Booktrust Teenage Prize the following year and the Catalyst Award in 2007 and in 2010 he was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He lives in North West London.More about Anthony McGowan