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Selling Points: "Free-running, gangs, loyalty"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2007
Lexile Level: HL570L
Fry Reading Level: 3.2
Fiction Ages 10+
Parkour is about movement, it's about making anything and everything in my path a part of my run. It's about overcoming obstacles by moving over or through them. Parkour is an attitude. Above all it's about being free.
At least, that's what Derek used to say.
Nikki blames her brother, Derek, for their parents' death in a house fire, but when Derek gets involved with a gang, Nikki knows she is the only one who can save him. Enlisting the help of a girl named Rain, who uses her athletic abilities to carry out acts of petty thievery, Nikki uses all her gymnastic and free-running skills to stay ahead of the gang and keep her brother from being killed.
Resource Links - February 1, 2008
"This book is lots of fun to read....The story promotes physical activity and the value of family."
CM Magazine - December 1, 2007
"A light and easy read which deserves a space on library or classroom shelves. Highly Recommended."
CCBC Best Books, commended