New Zealand author alert!
The summer spreads out in front of Jake and his mates. They like hanging out, are into cars and enjoy a day at the beach. They come across a wrecked car which they want to fix up and thrash around a paddock for fun. Only problem is Jake doesn’t have any money and doesn’t want to get a job. His friends make a deal that they will share the costs of fixing the car up. How will Jake get the money?
I really enjoyed this book and wanted to know how things turned out. I think Fleur Beale has once again gotten inside the head of her characters. This is a genuine rural Kiwi story of a teenage summer through the eyes of boys.
The story was real and natural. The growth that took place in the teenagers was believable, positive and worked for me.
I had to wait to get this book out because the boys had found it first, mainly those who don’t finish books. They finished this and when I asked they all told me they liked it. I can’t think of a greater endorsement for a writer of teen fiction. I think the girls will also enjoy it, once they get their hands on it.
I think readers ages 13+ will enjoy.