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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 176
Themes: free-running, gangs, loyalty
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/09/2007
Lexile Level: HL570L
Fry Reading Level: 3.2
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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."

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