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Powerslide
By author: Jeff Ross
Selling Points: Skateboarding, determination, danger, competition
ISBN: 9781554699148
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2011
Lexile Level: HL570L
Fry Reading Level: 3.0
Pages: 172
Fiction Ages 10+
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95
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I had to think fast. The 720° wasn't going to happen. I no longer had the speed or the correct angle. I hit the coping on the other side and launched into a 360° cannonball. A 360° cannonball is a full rotation in the air while holding the front and back of the board. I was fully around the 180° when I though of something I shouldn't have.

What if I didn't land this?

Casey Finnegan is a talented skateboarder. He lives to skate. At the end of his final year of high school, Casey is wondering what to do with his life. He hasn't applied to any colleges, and other than skateboarding, he doesn't believe he's very good at much of anything. When a young movie star contacts Casey and offers him the job of stunt double in an upcoming skateboarding movie, Casey is stoked. It's his dream job, and Casey jumps at the opportunity to train the star. But when word gets out about Casey's new gig, a local skater has other ideas about who would make the best stunt double.



Booklist - September 1, 2011
"Fans of skateboarding and reluctant readers alike will be thrilled because most of the story is action...[Ross] executes the simple plot well and keeps it moving at a clip, and he never forgets to include a few epic wipeouts."

Awards

CCBC Best Books, commended  CA  2012

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