Not your average teen novel
Waiting for ricky tantrum is an insightful, raw, yet hilarious insight into the fascinating world of early adolescence. this book is not only for kids, however. the author deals with complex themes which weave through the often hysterical adventures of the protagonist and his friends in subtle ways. indeed, despite the pervasive humour, the book is ultimately about the fear, loneliness, and self-conscious confusion of growing up, something that no one, not even the adults, seem to be able to fully resolve. despite the adolescent focus, this book is more about the unresolved nature of the human condition than simply growing up.