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By David Trifunov

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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14-year-old Patrick and his mother leave their small town for the city. Out of boredom and frustration, he steals a pair of headphones. When he's caught, the police officer, Constable Jack, is willing to get the charges dropped if Patrick trains with him in parkour for twelve weeks.

While Patrick trains extra hard he develops a crush on Parker and a rivalry with Jayden. When the tension with Jayden reaches new heights, Constable Jack decides they'll settle the score in a competition. But they aren't just fighting for best individual — there's also the prize for best club at stake. That means Patrick and Jayden will have to learn to work together.

After stealing a pair of headphones and trying to run, climb and jump his way out of trouble, fourteen-year-old Patrick is surprised when the police officer is willing to get the charges dropped. But there's one condition — Patrick has to train with him in parkour, or freerunning.

Patrick must train extra hard to catch up to his new teammates and finds that he has a talent for parkour. When he develops a special friendship with a girl named Parker at the club, it creates tension with a teammate who is threatened by his success in the sport and his bond with Parker. Can Patrick and his rival put aside their differences when the parkour action intensifies?

"This is a fast-paced book with a lot of good action and a positive message ... I found it a fast and entertaining read. My attention never lagged and it was a great length for the age group."

- Lara Lillibridge NetGalley

"A great book for middle school aged [readers who are looking for a fast pace, action-packed book. Parents will love this book for the positive message the story sends to young readers."

- NetGalley

"As with other books in the Lorimer Sports Stories series, a lot of technical information about parkour is conveyed in this novel . . . Parkour is the perfect training for Patrick, who needs to literally and figuratively find the best way to negotiate his path in life."

- Patricia Jermey Resource Links

DAVID TRIFUNOV is an award-winning sportswriter and journalist whose work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and websites across Canada and the United States. He is the author of the Sports Stories novels Snow Soccer and Ice Time. He lives in Kelowna, B.C.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 1st February 2018
ISBN: 9781459412804
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 120 pages
Publication Date: 1st February 2018
ISBN: 9781459412811
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV032100, JUV032150, JUV039090, JUV039100, JUV039140, JUV039250
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.0
Lexile Reading Level: HL520L


Similar titles:
Snow Soccer

Open Ice

Ice Time

Just Run

A Stroke of Luck

Sport Stories

Sports Stories Series

High interest sports fiction

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Series features

  • Gripping, action-packed stories
  • Short, high-interest fiction
  • Contemporary themes and Canadian settings
  • Award-winning authors who know their sport

"A winning series... designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports."
- National Library of Canada

"Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game'!"
- Resource Links

Kids who love sports love these books, and so do teachers. When you put one of these into a young sports fan's hands, you can feel confident they will enjoy reading.