Shortlist year: 2010

Shortlist category: Young adult literature

Published by: Penguin Random House

So far, Marc E. Jarvis has lost a white football boot, a school tie and a best friend. But there's more in store for him when he completes Work Experience at a local car yard – where his world is truly rocked, shocked and shaken. Then Marc meets Electra. And nothing will ever be the same again . . .

A story of true friends, crazed coaches, shooting stars, and loves lost and found.

About the author

David Metzenthen

David Metzenthen lives with his wife and two children in Melbourne and is one of Australia's top writers for young people.

He has received many awards for excellence, including many CBCA Book of the Year Awards: Older Readers recognitions, a Victorian Premier's Literary Award, a Queensland Premier's Literary Award and a NSW Premier's Literary Award.

Jarvis 24 won the CBCA Award for Book of the Year: Older Readers in 2010, as well as being shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award, WA Premier's Literary Award, Inky Awards and SA Festival Awards for Literature.