After by Sue Lawson

Black Dog BooksCJ (Callum) moved from the city to live in the country.
He moved from living with his mother to living with his grandparetns, who he had never met before.
Callum is feeling isolated and alone, but most of all he is angry. Angry at his mum, angry at his grandparents, angry at the school bully and angry at himself.
What is Callum’s secret?
Why does his Nan hate him?
Why does his Nan hate his mother?
What is his mother’s secret?
You have to keep reading to find out what changed Callum’s life so much and why he was sent to live with his grandparents.

Great read  JJ

Grace by Morris Gleitzman

PenguinGrace knows one world – the world of her mum, dad and twin brothers, and the strict religious community they belong to. But when her dad is thrown out of the church Grace’s world is torn apart.
Grace is so honest, so innocent and often unwittingly funny.
I enjoyed reading this book.
JJ

Swerve by Phillip Gwynne

PenguinHugh is 16.
He loves to play the cello.
He has a very important audition to do, the most important audition of his life.
He is a closet car fanatic.
He has his learners permit.

Six days before his audition, Hugh agrees to drive his grandfather, Poppy, to Uluru in a 1969 Holden HT Monaro GTS 350 V8. This road trip threatens to derail Hugh’s audition and his parents are not very happy about this.

The road trip exposes Hugh to people, places and experiences that he never knew existed and he discovers quite a few secrets about his Poppy and about his family.
Great read 9/10
JJ