Upswell is a young adult novel.
One punch. Two lives destroyed. Three strangers on a collision course.
During a petty argument over a stolen wave, 17-year-old Jaydon impulsively throws a sucker punch, killing another surfer.
He is sentenced to a youth rehabilitation program working with wild horses deep in the Australian bush, where he is forced to confront how his life has gone so wildly off-track. But as Jaydon lets go of his anger, his victim’s mother embraces hers and comes after Jaydon, jeopardizing his tenuous hopes for redemption.