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Dirt bomb / Fleur Beale.

By: Beale, Fleur [author.].
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2011Description: 208 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781869795467 (trade); 1869795466 (trade).Subject(s): Teenage boys -- Teen fiction | Moneymaking projects -- Teen fiction | Friendship -- Teen fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction, New Zealand..Summary: Jake's life is sweet. He's got no money and doesn't have a mobile, but he's got two best mates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn't mind buying stuff for his mates. Jake wouldn't change a thing. But then Robbie has the idea of the century: rescue the old wreck from the ditch and make it into a paddock basher. Yes! Buzz, however, puts a spanner in the works by saying he's not paying for it all. Even stevens or no deal. Robbie gets a job. Jake refuses. It's just not his style to work for a boss. But he desperately wants to drive that car, and the others are going to go ahead without him. The summer holidays are looking like being a desert of boredom and friendlessness. He needs a game plan...
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Jake's life is sweet. He's got no money and doesn't have a mobile, but he's got two bestmates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn't mind buying stuff for his mates. Jake wouldn't change a thing. But then Robbie has the idea of the century- rescue theold wreck from the ditch and make it into a paddock basher. Yes!Buzz, however, puts a spanner in the works by saying he's not paying for it all. Evenstevens or no deal. Robbie gets a job. Jake refuses. It's just not his style to work for aboss. But he desperately wants to drive that car, and the others are going to go aheadwithout him. The summer holidays are looming ahead in a desert of boredom and friendlessness. He needs a game plan...

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

Comment by Catherine
01/10/2012

This story made me more interested in cars and explained some of the parts and their uses. I quite enjoyed this book and finished it rather quickly, due to my interest in it. Caitlin

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