The Slug in the Shoe
by Peter Griffith
Luke and Megan are neighbours. They both belong to single-parent families, and they are both in the same class at school. But they never speak to each other, because they are thirteen years old, and one is a boy and the other is a girl.
But then Luke’s father and Megan’s mother fall in love, and Luke and Megan are afraid that their parents will want to live together – and that they will want their two children to become brother and sister! So they make plans to try to stop their parents’ relationship. Soon the two adults discover that every time they begin a romantic evening together, the most unexpected things happen!
The Slug in the Shoe is a comedy about the way boys and girls see each other. It combines strong visual humour with a sensitive approach to the problems of single-parent families and the problems of growing up.