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There's not much keeping Ian McDermott in Spokane, but at least it's home. He's been raising Sammy practically on his own ever since their mom disappeared again on one of her binges. They get by, finding just enough to eat and plenty of time to skateboard.

But at Morrison High, Ian is getting the distinct, chilling feeling that the administration wants him and his board and his punked hair gone. Simply gone. And when his temper finally blows--he actually takes a swing at Coach Florence and knocks him cold--Ian knows he's got to grab Sammy and skate. Run.

Their search for the one relative they can think of, their only hope, leads Ian and Sammy across the entire state of Washington in the cold and rain--and straight into a shocking discovery. Through it all, Ian knows exactly what he has to do: protect Sammy, and let no one split up their family of two. Michael Harmon tells a nuanced and unflinching story of wilderness survival, the fierce bond between brothers, and teen rage--and redemption.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375875168
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 242 p. ; 22 cm.


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Jun 29, 2012

I thought this was an outstanding book. I really enjoyed reading how the main character solves his next roadblock. It was very hard to put down. This is a well-written book with a well-developed character.

Aug 02, 2010

Loved this book
there isnt much about skateboarding but its still really good

Jul 14, 2010

Ths is an amazing novel, and even if you don't skateboard, you will still enjoy it!

Great tale about a boy an his brother, and how their bond together strengthens through every hardship hey encounter.

Incredible read, you will love every moment.


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