‘The Way We Roll’ by Scot Gardner
Synopsis: ‘Will Rushton owns a genuine Rolex but pushes shopping carts for a living. His workmates are Westies, rough and tough boys who won't be messed with. But Julian is curious about Will and his secrets, especially when he finds that Will has dropped out of prestigious St Alfie's to live beneath a bowling alley. An unlikely mateship forms, and when Will's past finally catches up with him, he realises how much he's had to learn about friendship, solidarity, and the true value of family.’
This book has everything; humour, diversity, friendship, hardship, family relationships and adolescence angst. It has realistic characters and an engrossing story. It is well written and I found it hard to put down, so much so that I read it in one sitting. Not hard to do when the book is under 200 pages, but just because it is short does not mean it is not good. Quite the opposite in this case. I was a little disappointed in the ending, a little too tied up in bows, but this did not detract from my overall feelings about the book.
If you have a couple of hours up your sleeve and you want something interesting but quick to read, then I recommend ‘The Way We Roll’.
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