Written by Whiti Hereaka
Meet Bugs: smart, sarcastic, sixteen and stuck in a small town without a driver’s license.
Bugs has been best mates with Jez forever, they’ve always been Jez and Bugs, Bugs and Jez. That is until Stone Cold, the new girl, arrives in town. Year 12 was already going to be a challenge without adding spoilt, bitchy Stone Cold to the mix. Why would anyone want to be mates with her?
But things are never as they seem on the surface – not the picture perfect postcard views of Taupo, not the drama queen antics of Stone Cold, not the quiet brooding of Jez. Not even Bugs.
Now as the future closes in, each will struggle with expectation; either trying to live up to them, or trying to live them down.