Skate Freak

  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:skateboarding, self-confidence, moving, new town, peer pressure
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  • Pub Date:10/01/2008
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Fry Level:2.9
  • Lexile:HL510L
  • ATOS:3.6
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:Y
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Dorf is all about skateboarding and so far that's worked out fine.

But now that he's in a new city, the terrain has changed. He's no longer free to skateboard where he wishes, school is more difficult, and his passion for skateboarding garners him the nickname and reputation of a freak. With daring stunts he gains the grudging respect of local troublemakers, but he needs to tap into another kind of courage to effect real change.

Also available in French.

"Teens with a passion for skateboarding will devour this short, fast-paced novel; Choyce has certainly done his research!"
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"Highly recommended."
– Tucson Unified School District
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