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Wild Ride

By Jacqueline Guest

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

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In this sequel to Lightning Rider, January and her family have taken in an RCMP summer student as a boarder. When Willow Whitecloud pulls up on her Kawasaki ZX-10R, January takes an instant liking to her. Willow becomes both a friend and a spiritual guide, who helps January connect with her Native heritage. But January is shocked when a number of clues suggest that her mentor may be involved in illegal activity that threatens the natural world she has taught January to respect.

[Fry Reading Level - 3.3

Awards

Short-listed - Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile Crime Book - 2006

Short-listed - Golden Eagle Children's Choice Book Award - 2008

"Wide Ride introduces readers to some memorable characters and unique situations. Young adult readers, boys in particular, will enjoy reading about Willow and January's motorcycles, and mystery fans will appreciate the environmental 'whodunit.'"

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"[Jacqueline Guest incorporates into her stories Canadian history, current events and strong characters who usually come from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities."

- Theresa Tayler The Calgary Herald

"Young readers will enjoy this unpredictable fast-paced mystery that cleverly melds ancient native culture with the life of contemporary teenagers."

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

JACQUELINE GUEST is a Metis writer who lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta. She is the author of 10 previous Lorimer novels, including Hat Trick, Free Throw, Rookie Season, and A Goal in Sight, which are Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selections, and the SideStreets novels Lightening Rider, Racing Fear and At Risk. A Goal in Sight was also nominated for a Golden Eagle Award.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 232 pages
Publication Date: 2nd October 2014
ISBN: 9781459407640
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 168 pages
Publication Date: 15th July 2005
ISBN: 9781550288810
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 4th January 2011
ISBN: 9781552776209
Format: EPUB

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9781550288803
Binding: Paperback
Replaced by: 9781459407640

BISAC Code:  JUV001000
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 14 To 18

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SideStreets

SideStreets Series

Edgy & realistic teen fiction

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Series features

  • Page-turning novels that engage reluctant readers
  • Presenting real-world issues in real ways
  • Award-winning, knowledgeable authors
  • Diverse characters and settings

"Sensitive and effective, these small, short books are explicitly aimed at reluctant readers." —Kirkus Reviews

"The quality of writing is excellent, and this book should be in every junior and senior- high school library...highly recommended."
—Canadian Book Review Annual

Sidestreets are edgy, fast-paced novels, that combine real-world themes and believable characters to make for short heart-stopping books - sure to engage the most reluctant reader.

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