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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 112
Themes: street racing, responsibility, consequences
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Apr/2004
Lexile Level: HL610L
Fry Reading Level: 2.8
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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?

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