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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Dirt Bomb by Fleur Beale

It’s about boys and cars and is full of high revs and car-speak. It’s a fun read, one that the boys will love but there is also a strong message inside.

Jake’s life is sweet. He’s got no money and doesn’t have a mobile, but he’s got two best mates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn’t mind buying stuff for his mates. Jake wouldn’t change a thing. But then Robbie has the idea of the century: rescue the old wreck from the ditch and make it into a paddock basher. Yes! Buzz, however, puts a spanner in the works by saying he’s not paying for it all. Even stevens or no deal. Robbie gets a job. Jake refuses. It’s just not his style to work for a boss. But he desperately wants to drive that car, and the others are going to go ahead without him. The summer holidays are looming ahead in a desert of boredom and friendlessness. He needs a game plan…

June 6, 2011 Posted by | Boys' read, Coming of Age | | Leave a comment