Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Shred Girls: Lindsay's Joyride by Molly Hurford

Shred Girls:
Lindsay's Joyride
by Molly Hurford
illustrated by Violet Lemay

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Release date: May 7, 2019
Publisher: Rodale Kids
Genre: Sports, Bicycle Moto-Cross (BMX), Middle Grade
Hardback: 256
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
For as long as I can remember, I've lived in a world that's full of superheroes.

An empowering new series from the cyclist who runs is guaranteed to give readers an adrenaline rush--and the confidence girls gain from participating in sports!

It's time to ride and save the day!

Lindsay can't wait to spend her summer break reading comics and watching superhero movies--until she finds out she'll be moving in with her weird older cousin Phoebe instead. And Phoebe has big plans for Lindsay: a BMX class at her bike park with cool-girl Jen and perfectionist Ali.

Lindsay's summer of learning awesome BMX tricks with new friends and a new bike turns out to be more epic than any comic book--and it's all leading up to a jumping competition.

But some of the biker boys don't think girls should be allowed to compete in BMX. Now it's up to Lindsay, Jen, and Ali to win the competition and prove that anyone can be great at BMX.

My two-bits:

I liked this inspiring positive girl power book in a sports setting. The superhero tie-in worked for the growth moment for the protagonist.

With budding friendships and a touch of romance, the element of fun and hard work also prevail.


* review copy courtesy of publisher
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