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By: Tim Winton

series:Lockie Leonard #2
audio performed by: Orlando Schwerdt
genre: Young Adult/Childrens - Young Adult
publication date:05/15/2022


Winner Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature 1993

Bestselling author, Tim Winton, delivers the iconic trio of books (for children) that are still the foremost definitive text for contemporary Australian life for teenage boys.

Nothing's easy for Lockie Leonard. Dumped by his girlfriend, he's back to being the loneliest kid in town and life looks bleak. That is until he meets Egg – who might be the weirdest human being he's ever met.

On top of all that, Lockie decides to save the planet; at least the bit of it he lives on. Then he falls in love again, which would be OK except she's younger and surfs better. Can a 13-year-old surfrat have a headbanger for a best mate? Will he save the town from vile pollution? Will his love outlast the school term?

Another gnarly situation for Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster!

'Winton knows surfing, understands adolescence, and exhibits great comic pacing; he's a flat-out good writer, and this is a flat-out funny book.'
Kirkus Reviews