Selling Points: Overdrive
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Nov/01/2008
Lexile Level: 530L
Fry Reading Level: 3.2
Spanish Ages 12+
Availability: In stock.
—Tenemos que irnos de aquí. No podemos hacer nada. Ya hay gente ayudándolos y llamando a la policía. Lo único que podemos hacer es buscarnos un problema.
Comencé a mover el carro. Tenía un ojo en la carretera y otro en el espejo retrovisor tratando de ver el accidente. Vi luces rojas intermitentes en la distancia. Por un momento quité el pie del acelerador. Entonces lo pisé hasta el fondo, gané en velocidad e hice una izquierda.
Jake has finally got his driver's license, and tonight he has his brother's car as well. He and his friend Mickey take the car out and cruise the strip. When they challenge another driver to a street race, a disastrous chain reaction causes an accident. Jake and Mickey leave the scene, trying to convince themselves they were not involved. Jake finds he cannot pretend it didn't happen and struggles with the right thing to do. Should he pretend he was not involved? Or should he go to the police?
Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media - May 1, 2011
"The book is written at a level accessible to most middle school students and is an excellent resource for ELL and struggling readers...The teen voice in this story is authentic."
Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee - May 1, 2009
"A fast moving and exciting book that will capture young teens' imagination and will keep them reading...Spanish speakers will be able to read them very quickly and will come back looking for more."
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