Selling Points: "Snowboarding, courage, adventure"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2005
Lexile Level: HL560L
Fry Reading Level: 2.9
Fiction Ages 10-14
Halfway down the run I knew I was skiing the best I ever had. If I kept pushing, I would easily stay at number one.
Beneath my helmet, I grinned my grin of fear. And as I cut into a steep turn, I saw it. But couldn't believe it.
Wire. Black wire stretched between two trees at waist height. I was flashing toward it at thirty meters per second. Hitting the wire at that speed would slice me in two.
Keegan Bishop, championship skier, is almost injured in a dangerous trap set for one of his teammates. Snowboard tracks leading away from the trap are the only clue as to who might be responsible. Keegan teaches himself to snowboard so he can find the culprit on the snowboarding slopes. When Keegan discovers that someone has been stealing snowboards and skis at Bear Mountain resort, and the girl he's just met is somehow involved, he must face his fears and test his new snowboarding skills in a run for safety.
Canadian Book Review Annual - June 1, 2008
"Wired's fast-paced plot and element of mystery will appeal to readers. Recommended."
CCBC Our Choice starred selection, commended
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