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

One thought on “Swerve by Phillip Gwynne”

  1. I agree, though I’m going to give this book 9 1/2 out of ten. Absolutely the perfect book to give a teenage boy (and girl too!) : cars, girls, very very funny, but still manages to explore some serious stuff (hothousing, euthanasia).

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