By: Scot Gardner
Genre: Y - Children's, teenage & educational
Published by: Allen & Unwin
Published: 24 Feb 2016
ISBN: 9781760290399


From the author of the award-winning The Dead I Know comes an urban 'bromance' with an unexpected twist, featuring a boy from the upper end of town who finds refuge and friendship pushing trolleys at the local supermarket and avoiding a troubling secret in his own past.

Will went to private school, and Julian went to juvie. Will is running from a family secret, and Julian is running from the goat next door. The boys meet pushing trolleys, and they find a common enemy in the Westie hoons who terrorise the carpark.

After a few close calls, Will has to nut up and confront his past. But on the way, he learns a few things about what it means to be a friend - and what it means to be family.

The Way We Roll a rattling urban bromance made of plastic and stainless steel. Brace yourself. 


Ever since Lamont did the book sales for Scot’s first book, One Dead Seagull, we have maintained a strong association with Scot and his work.

Through his many awards his writing continues to evolve and improve and The Way We Roll is no exception.

It looks at the hard life of sixteen year old Will Rushton, who lives rough and pushes supermarket trolleys for a living, while wearing an original Rolex. He teams up with Julian at work and together they form a strong bond and face many of life’s challenges.

But Will is surely running from something and must find the strength to confront his past to truly move on with life.

This is an edgy read with the harsh realities of life in the street exposed. Issues of drug use, sex and vio-lence are depicted, making this a read best suited to a mature 15+ reader.

It is also a terrific well designed novel that will not disappoint any of Scot’s loyal readership.

Reviewed by Rob