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Review By: Suzanne Calder, Librarian Greymouth High School 

From the action of fast cars and high-stakes races to romance, tragedy and nail-biting drama, Hypercar has much to offer.

Christchurch author David Jubermann’s books just get better and better. With all the favourite characters from his previous books; Shiftlight and Drift Race, Hypercar continues their journey with more cars, speed, action, and trouble!

I really enjoyed this action-packed book. It had me thinking all the time, as there were twists and turns and underlying mysteries. I found myself googling images of the car models described so that I could 'see' them racing....

'The GC' meets '2 fast 2 furious'; good looking young people, money, parties and fast cars, an absorbing combination to read about :) However, no sex, drugs, or abuse of alcohol, there is consideration for other road users, neighbours, each other, the law, and concern about road worthiness. It’s all 'good stuff'; therefore a suitable, enjoyable read for anyone aged 14 and over.



Review By: Barbara Murison, Around The Bookshops 

Ollie allows an almost unknown young woman to drive his beloved Porsche GT3 in which she is clocked at over 270ks, crashes the car and then does a runner leaving Ollie, an incredibly wealthy young man, to totally face the music on his own. All the money in the world though can’t stop the subsequent events and Ollie is deported and his car confiscated and he finds himself in the exotic locations of Las Vegas, California and Detroit where he becomes immersed in the illegal street racing culture.

Readers who have enjoyed David Jubermann’s earlier books will find the atmosphere of speed, ambition and money (and what it can buy) are all addictive and his old (and new) fans will find a compelling, unputdownable read.

David is a responsible writer who prefaces all his stories (except, obviously, for his love story – Just Us) with a plea never to try to replicate any of the racing sequences he describes and to always drive according to the speed limit and road conditions.

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Review By: Bob Docherty, Literacy Consultant Bobs Books Blog 

If you are going to write a novel the best piece of advice you can get is to write what you know about. David Jubermann knows about cars and driving fast and he knows about the culture that surrounds speed.

His latest novel is a long way from the boy racers of Christchurch and the drift racers of previous novels Shiftlight and Drift Race although some of the characters appear in this novel. It is nice to know they did alright.

Ollie is wealthy, has just bought a house and drives a Porsche GT3. He allows a fast young woman to drive it in a gross error of judgement. She speeds at 275Ks, is clocked, crashes the car, and does a runner, leaving Ollie to face the music. He is busted, deported and his car is confiscated perhaps by crusher Collins.

These events lead him to Hawaii, then to Las Vegas, California and Detroit, into car racing where the stakes are astronomical. Losing is inconceivable and will mean the loss of your car and even more. This is the world of the super rich and their wondrous toys and extravagant lifestyles and whats more it makes for a very appealing and readible book.

There are many strings to the plot, all linked and it culminates in a race off between two cars going backwards for a multi million contract to build a super yacht.

In between time Ollie and his mates build a car from his mate Cam’s imagination and race it. Ollie meets the girl of his dreams and there is a high stakes police bust of a gang in the desert.

Well written and structured and will appeal to all those petrol heads of high school age who love cars and speed.