Shortlist year: 
2010
Shortlist category: 
Young Adult literature
Published by: 
Penguin Random House

About the book

Book cover - Swerve by Phillip Gwynne

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.

But Poppy has a secret that will unravel both their lives and take them in a direction they never expected.