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There's something different about my body. It's like the missing piece of a jigsaw you can't take your eyes off. If I were to take off my shirt you wouldnt see my face, freckles or ratty hair. All you'd see is the hole in the middle of my chest.

Jack is a typical seventeen year-old going to high school in Queensland. He surfs, fixes up cars, plays footy with his mates and is having trouble with girls. Only one problem – Jack has a hole in the middle of his chest – pectus excavatum (PE).
Jack becomes increasingly paranoid about his PE. When his feelings for a girl change and he can’t understand what it all means he ends up isolating himself from the girl and his best friend, Gez.
My Private Pectus is comical, and most young adult men will feel a connection with it. Rites of passage, body-image issues and peer pressure are all part of Jack’s journey of self realisation. 

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