Swerve

Swerve

One of Australia'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 H One of Australia's finest young cellists, 16 year-old Hugh Twycross has a very bright future. A future that has been ma...

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Title:Swerve
Author:Phillip Gwynne
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Swerve
ISBN13
9780143009337
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:228 pages pages

Swerve Reviews

  • Mrs Mac McKenzie
    Dec 22, 2013

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

    Had to read this quickly - as I start teaching it to my Year 10s this week! Was good - my boys will like it! ...

    A great book about a boy and his granddad (poppy) going on a road trip through Australia! Great Aussie book. ...

    Not a bad book, plenty of Australian humor. Would make a good movie. ...

    I read this fabulous story in one sitting on a plane. Good fun, with many great characters and humour. A great adventure, that is easy to read. ...

  • LauraW
    May 15, 2010

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

  • Lauren
    May 11, 2010

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

    Had to read this quickly - as I start teaching it to my Year 10s this week! Was good - my boys will like it! ...

    A great book about a boy and his granddad (poppy) going on a road trip through Australia! Great Aussie book. ...

    Not a bad book, plenty of Australian humor. Would make a good movie. ...

  • Mel
    Feb 01, 2014

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

    Had to read this quickly - as I start teaching it to my Year 10s this week! Was good - my boys will like it! ...

  • Lisa
    Jan 06, 2012

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

    Had to read this quickly - as I start teaching it to my Year 10s this week! Was good - my boys will like it! ...

    A great book about a boy and his granddad (poppy) going on a road trip through Australia! Great Aussie book. ...

    Not a bad book, plenty of Australian humor. Would make a good movie. ...

    I read this fabulous story in one sitting on a plane. Good fun, with many great characters and humour. A great adventure, that is easy to read. ...

    A nice easy read. Simple story but flowed along quickly enough to maintain interest. ...

    good ...

    Rating - 3.5 ...

  • Sarah (That Teenage Feeling)
    Jun 11, 2012

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

  • Kirsten Knott
    Feb 15, 2011

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

  • ALPHAreader
    Jan 24, 2011

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

  • Pam Saunders
    Aug 23, 2012

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

  • Ms
    May 24, 2011

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

  • Jess - The Tales Compendium
    Apr 24, 2011

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

  • Trisha
    Aug 05, 2011

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

  • Tadashi Hamada
    Aug 13, 2013

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

  • K.
    Sep 04, 2012

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

  • Rachael
    Nov 13, 2015

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

    Had to read this quickly - as I start teaching it to my Year 10s this week! Was good - my boys will like it! ...

    A great book about a boy and his granddad (poppy) going on a road trip through Australia! Great Aussie book. ...

    Not a bad book, plenty of Australian humor. Would make a good movie. ...

    I read this fabulous story in one sitting on a plane. Good fun, with many great characters and humour. A great adventure, that is easy to read. ...

    A nice easy read. Simple story but flowed along quickly enough to maintain interest. ...

    good ...

    Rating - 3.5 ...

    ...

    ...

  • Shane
    Jan 15, 2013

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

    Had to read this quickly - as I start teaching it to my Year 10s this week! Was good - my boys will like it! ...

    A great book about a boy and his granddad (poppy) going on a road trip through Australia! Great Aussie book. ...

    Not a bad book, plenty of Australian humor. Would make a good movie. ...

    I read this fabulous story in one sitting on a plane. Good fun, with many great characters and humour. A great adventure, that is easy to read. ...

    A nice easy read. Simple story but flowed along quickly enough to maintain interest. ...

  • Get Ahead Kids
    Feb 20, 2013

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

  • Stella
    Aug 30, 2016

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

    Had to read this quickly - as I start teaching it to my Year 10s this week! Was good - my boys will like it! ...

    A great book about a boy and his granddad (poppy) going on a road trip through Australia! Great Aussie book. ...

  • Michael
    Feb 22, 2015

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

    Had to read this quickly - as I start teaching it to my Year 10s this week! Was good - my boys will like it! ...

    A great book about a boy and his granddad (poppy) going on a road trip through Australia! Great Aussie book. ...

    Not a bad book, plenty of Australian humor. Would make a good movie. ...

    I read this fabulous story in one sitting on a plane. Good fun, with many great characters and humour. A great adventure, that is easy to read. ...

    A nice easy read. Simple story but flowed along quickly enough to maintain interest. ...

    good ...

    Rating - 3.5 ...

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  • Sean
    Oct 14, 2014

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

    Had to read this quickly - as I start teaching it to my Year 10s this week! Was good - my boys will like it! ...

    A great book about a boy and his granddad (poppy) going on a road trip through Australia! Great Aussie book. ...

    Not a bad book, plenty of Australian humor. Would make a good movie. ...

    I read this fabulous story in one sitting on a plane. Good fun, with many great characters and humour. A great adventure, that is easy to read. ...

    A nice easy read. Simple story but flowed along quickly enough to maintain interest. ...

    good ...

    Rating - 3.5 ...

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  • Rennai
    Sep 10, 2017

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

  • PorcelainPanda
    Mar 14, 2015

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

    Had to read this quickly - as I start teaching it to my Year 10s this week! Was good - my boys will like it! ...

    A great book about a boy and his granddad (poppy) going on a road trip through Australia! Great Aussie book. ...

    Not a bad book, plenty of Australian humor. Would make a good movie. ...

    I read this fabulous story in one sitting on a plane. Good fun, with many great characters and humour. A great adventure, that is easy to read. ...

    A nice easy read. Simple story but flowed along quickly enough to maintain interest. ...

    good ...

    Rating - 3.5 ...

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  • Zachary Harless
    Jun 21, 2015

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

    Had to read this quickly - as I start teaching it to my Year 10s this week! Was good - my boys will like it! ...

    A great book about a boy and his granddad (poppy) going on a road trip through Australia! Great Aussie book. ...

    Not a bad book, plenty of Australian humor. Would make a good movie. ...

    I read this fabulous story in one sitting on a plane. Good fun, with many great characters and humour. A great adventure, that is easy to read. ...

    A nice easy read. Simple story but flowed along quickly enough to maintain interest. ...

    good ...

    Rating - 3.5 ...

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  • Sacha O
    Feb 24, 2016

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

    Had to read this quickly - as I start teaching it to my Year 10s this week! Was good - my boys will like it! ...

    A great book about a boy and his granddad (poppy) going on a road trip through Australia! Great Aussie book. ...

    Not a bad book, plenty of Australian humor. Would make a good movie. ...

    I read this fabulous story in one sitting on a plane. Good fun, with many great characters and humour. A great adventure, that is easy to read. ...

    A nice easy read. Simple story but flowed along quickly enough to maintain interest. ...

    good ...

  • Sacha O
    Feb 10, 2016

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

  • Atish Uniyal
    Sep 19, 2015

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

    Had to read this quickly - as I start teaching it to my Year 10s this week! Was good - my boys will like it! ...

    A great book about a boy and his granddad (poppy) going on a road trip through Australia! Great Aussie book. ...

    Not a bad book, plenty of Australian humor. Would make a good movie. ...

    I read this fabulous story in one sitting on a plane. Good fun, with many great characters and humour. A great adventure, that is easy to read. ...

    A nice easy read. Simple story but flowed along quickly enough to maintain interest. ...

    good ...

    Rating - 3.5 ...

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  • Heather
    Jul 03, 2016

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

  • Mar Christian
    Feb 25, 2016

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...

    It took me a little while to get into Swerve but once I did I really enjoyed it. I think the "voice" of the narrator took a bit of getting used to - he sounded older (maybe even from a different generation) than his 16 years. Plenty happens on the road trip that Hugh takes with his new...

    Hugh Twycross has it all figured out. He?s a Sydney private school boy on a mission . . . a mission to get good grades, become a concert cellist and keep impressing his mother and father with his budding brilliance. And if that means keeping his lust for Holden muscle cars a secret, ...

    Hugh Twycross is a guy who knows where he?s going in life. A private school boy with a cello audition at the prestigious Conservatorium, Hugh is not one to diverge from the straight and narrow path of his life. That is until Poppy, the grandfather Hugh never knew existed, suggests a ...

    I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down! The writing is fantastic and it was great to read another YA fiction book that is not fantasy/science fiction or teen angst-y. As Hugh participates in a sort of 'right of passage' road trip from Sydney to the Red Center, he discov...

    i liked it alot, it was a nice story about a boy and his pep-pep. It showed well that the boy was different because he went to a public school but by the end he is like the people he met on the way to Uluru he doesn't judge people as he did at the beginning and he is more confident. Sp...

    Plot summary: On the last day of school, Hugh's grandfather rings him and suggests that they drive from Sydney to Uluru so Hugh can clock a bunch of hours for his learner's permit. The only problem? Hugh has a big cello audition in less than a week. But when his grandfather tells Hugh ...

    I'm not a slow reader but usually it takes me a while to find time to read, then a while to get into it, and I always seem to find something else I need to do (the main pitfall of moving out of my parents' house). Swerve, however - a story about a recent high school graduate who tak...

    Swerve is a young adult novel that tells the story of 16 year old Hugh Twycross, a talented cellist with a bright future. After discovering his estranged grandfather, Hugh unexpectedly joins him on a journey from Sydney to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro. Hugh loves cars and r...

    A coming of age road trip. Not the most outstanding YA novel but nevertheless, an enjoyable jaunt through the countryside with Hugh and his "elderly hippie" grandfather. The scenery of the outback features, as does a vintage Holden Monaro, both of which are almost characters in this ad...

    I was not sure about this book when I first read it but it has grown on me. The quintessential Aussie road trip story. Would a cello fit in the back of a Holden Monaro? I assume so but it irked me during the reading. ...

    I guess I've got a thing for Gwynne's books - loved Deadly, Unna; liked Nukkin' Ya; now thoroughly enjoyed Swerve (after struggling through a couple of other books today that I felt like I was supposed to enjoy, but had to work at it). This one, I wanted to read. ...

    Enjoyable and fast paced. Good to see Phillip Gwynne back in the YA arena. It fits him so well. He fits it so well. A match made and all that. Not at all preachy, and no excessive angst. Just strong characters and a well constructed plot. ...

    The story was great, but I don't think Gwynne's style of writing did it justice. I would love to see this get turned into a film though. ...

    Had to read this quickly - as I start teaching it to my Year 10s this week! Was good - my boys will like it! ...

    A great book about a boy and his granddad (poppy) going on a road trip through Australia! Great Aussie book. ...

    Not a bad book, plenty of Australian humor. Would make a good movie. ...

    I read this fabulous story in one sitting on a plane. Good fun, with many great characters and humour. A great adventure, that is easy to read. ...

    A nice easy read. Simple story but flowed along quickly enough to maintain interest. ...

    good ...

    Rating - 3.5 ...

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  • Landon
    Sep 28, 2017

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

  • Oliver Eastwood
    Oct 01, 2016

    This book was pretty good with an interesting storyline(plot). ...

    This is a delightful book about seventeen-year old Hugh who goes on a road trip with his newly found, hippie grandfather, Poppy. Hugh is a self-confessed partial nerd (a ner or erd) who hates sport, plays chess, is a talented cellist with a bright future and comes from a rich, conserva...

    This was pretty good. It had a good plot, good jokes, good fun stuff; but I thought that the characters were a bit weak. Shame, because everything else was great. ...