What if a wimpy kid was born in the Stone Age?
Turning 13 is when caveboys miraculously change from skinny, hairless, squeaky-voiced cowards (like me) to thick-browed, hair-covered, deep-grunting cavemen (like my best friend Ug). That s when we re tested. It s called the Arrival. You re supposed to disappear into the woods and return with something big, dangerous, or rare preferably all three. Except I can t even lift a club above my shoulder. Even with my friends Ug and Saleeka trying to teach me to hunt, I don t have a chance. If I fail the Arrival, there ll be an extra line on my family s stone tablet saying: Helix was banished to the Dark Side because he was a massive embarrassment to his family, as well as any self-respecting caveman on the mountain. So my story might as well end here, but I ll keep telling it anyway. Charcoal meat on a stick, anyone?"e;
Helix and the Arrival
Random House Australia