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Author: Phillip Gwynne
ISBN: 9780143009337
Imprint: Penguin
Binding: Pbk
This title is suitable for ages 12+

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Publisher's synopsis:

One of the country's finest young cellists, 16 year-old Hugh Twycross has a very bright future. A future that has been mapped out by his parents, his teachers, by everybody, it seems, except Hugh Twycross.

Hugh has a secret, though: he loves cars and he loves car racing. When his newly discovered grandfather, Poppy, asks him to go on a road trip to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro, Hugh decides, for once in his life, to do the unexpected.

As they embark on a journey into the vast and fierce landscape of the Australian interior, Hugh discovers that Poppy has a secret that will unravel both their lives and take them in a direction they never expected.

Book review:

... a funny, sometimes scary, adventure ...

Review by: Wendy Noble


Award: Shortlisted, Victorian Premier's Literary Award Year: 2010 Prize: Young Adult Fiction
Award: Shortlisted, Prime Minister's Literary Award Year: 2010 Prize: Young Adult Fiction


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