Justin Christopher is a bestselling author who has published 33 books for adults and children. He spent 15 years as a radio host on a nationwide breakfast show and is now a fulltime author and TV producer. His latest novels are Freakout Island, The Underers and My Best Worst Year. Justin shares a lively, creative home beneath a volcano in New Zealand with his wife, their two daughters and a scruffy dog.
As soon as you meet Journee you feel sorry for her. She's so
relatable as the girl going through the world with added pressures
of constantly moving around. But then she hears something and then
she sees something and then she almost becomes someone... almost.
It's spooky, it's funny, it's relatable, it's sad and yet really
happy at the same time. I wish when I was her age I'd found a
secret door. Highly recommended read, for youngish and old. Well
written and engaging. Can't wait for the next step for Journee.J.
FromenWe love Justin's books! This was awesome and a bit spookier
than Freakout Island. I want some alien friends like Journee!MURPHY
(9)I know what Journee feels like because I just started a new
school, and I'm always getting blamed for my brothers mess
too.'MACK (7) Justin Christopher is the modern day, Kiwi version of
Roald Dahl. We used his books to bond at bed time while we were
separated during lockdown. Whether it was My Best Worst Year,
Freakout Island, or now The Underers, he has fast become a staple
at bedtime at the Ward whare. Every night we hear the chorus of
'one more chapter Dad?'. Thanks Justin and keep them coming - we're
sharing them around the extended whanau and can't wait to see
what's next! D. Ward. Christopher never cease to amaze with this
cleaver, thrilling, funny, and suspiciously spooky story telling. A
young girl finds courage and strength 101 steps below her family
home. The beast of bullying is defeated one adventurous step at a
time. The Underers delivers a fine message for ALL ages; "Often in
life the things we [fear] or worry about never come true."C.
Hayward, New ZealandThe Underers is a relatable and inspirational
story for kids who feel bullied. In particular, the scenes with the
'eye shiner' and the filthy rat in Journee's classroom are great
metaphors for confronting her bigger challenges and fears. I
sincerely enjoyed reading The Underers.J Broom