A group of friends links forces to take on the town's bullies in this boisterous story for junior readers. 'Die you scumbags!' Adam cried, immediately swinging into action with the double-barrelled, pump action water cannona Finn heard the throaty growl of the V8 before Adam saw the car approachinga 'Ad!' he called urgently. 'Don't do it.' But Adam does do it - and that's the start of real trouble. Not only has Adam fired on the town's toughest gang but one of them is the older brother of Ivan Spittle, wedgy king and leading contender for the school's 'bully of the year' award. Adam and Finn lie low, but their hideout is discovered by Kim, Tara and Robbie. Together they form The Dare Club; taking outrageous risks and stirring up Ivan and his motley crew. As disaster looms, the unlikely gang uncover secrets about one another - secrets that will either split them up or give them strength for their final test, a confrontation with Ivan's gang. With a cast of zany kids The Dare Club is a bubbly, boisterous story that'll rock the socks of those who dare!
Vince Ford has worked as a video producer, a Jackaroo on an Australian sheep station, and a miner. In 2001 he was awarded the Creative New Zealand Iowa Writer's Residency. His first book 2Much4U won theJunior Fiction award at the 2000 NZ Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. It was followed by SoMuch2Do (2002) , Possums2U (2002) - listed as a 2003 Storylines Notable Junior Fiction Book -and The Dare Club (2002). He continues to be an active writer and speaker in schools.