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published: March 2010
ISBN:9781554692231

Reckless

by Lesley Choyce

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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
published: March 2010
ISBN:9781554692231
Description

Josh knows he's riding recklessly when he knocks down the old man he suspects is the hermit of Loggerman Creek. But he is shocked when the hermit walks into the forest with his bike after the accident. Being without his beloved bike for a week motivates Josh to hike into the woods and confront the crazy old man. The hermit, Jonathan, has fixed Josh's bike, and Josh learns that he has more in common with the old man than he ever imagined. When Jonathan needs help, Josh has to respect the old man's choices in order to save his life.

About the Author

Lesley Choyce is the author of over ninety books. He has won the Dartmouth Book Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, and the Ann Connor Brimer Award, and has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award. He lives in East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
Editorial Reviews

"I absolutely loved this book…It is appropriate for the very topics we have been covering in my reading class about survival. This is definitely an author I will look for in the future. A nice, clean simple read that lifted my spirits."

— Musings of a Book Addict blog

"A fast-paced read…The book twists and turns like a tricky dirt-bike track and flows just as quickly. One doesn't need a special interest in the vehicles to get pulled in, but a passion for them will enhance the story."

— School Library Journal

"Choyce crafts an unvarnished tale around two loners of different generations, featuring the requisite bully, plenty of dirt-bike action, a suspenseful climax, and a happy ending. The lack of complications will make this particularly appealing fare to offer younger or reluctant readers."

— Booklist

"Josh's need to be his own person and the familiar difficulties will resonate with the audience...[Choyce] is convincing in his portrayal of the versatility of teenagers and their ability to succeed in stressful situations."

— Resource Links

"Reckless offers its audience a world perfectly suited for a dirt bike and a haunted mind. Its fast pace and suspenseful chapters make it a must read for adolescents and teens interested in extreme sports...Teen readers will appreciate that his embodiment of the rebelliousness his age group is renowned for is complemented by his resourcefulness...Recommended."

— CM Magazine

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