Literary Agent

Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster

by Tim Winton

What’s harder, saving the planet or staying in love? Nothing’s simple for Lockie Leonard. Dumped by his girlfriend, he’s back to being the loneliest kid in town until he makes friends with the weirdest human being he’s ever met. As if that isn’t enough, Lockie decides to save the planet. In the middle of all this the inevitable happens. Yes, he falls in love: he drops like a ton of bricks for a girl who’s not even out of primary school yet, and to make matters worse she surfs better than he ever will. TOTAL LIFE DISASTER. If it wasn’t so ridiculous a kid would get depressed.

Can a thirteen-year-old surfrat have a headbanger for a best friend,stay in love with an eleven-year-old grommet and still save his town from industrial pollution?
Sequel to Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo.

Wilderness Society Environmental Award 1993.
Adapted for the stage by Garry Fry. Script published by Currency press, 2000.
School Library Journal (USA); Best Books of 1999
New York Public Library, 2000 Books for the Teen Age

  • Year of Publication: 1993
  • Genre: Literature
  • Audience: Young Adult