With the pressure of year 12 looming, Jonah's mission to have sex before his eighteenth birthday is not going well. Jonah's lack of self-confidence is fuelling his fear that he's destined to live in the shadow of his legendary older brother, Link. And just when he thinks that things couldn't get any more complicated, his brother drops a bombshell on his unsuspecting family. But life has a funny way of sorting out the big issues from the small. And Jonah discovers that sometimes the answers you're looking for are right in front of you. Measuring Up is a fresh and funny story of friendship, surf and raging hormones.
"A modern-day homage to "Puberty Blues."" --"Courier Mail"
G. J. Stroud is a primary school teacher. She has been awarded two residencies at Varuna Writers' House and contributes a regular column to her local paper.