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Orca Soundings
Bike Thief
By (author): Rita Feutl
9781459805699 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 12, Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Law & Crime Alberta Mar 01, 2014
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.38 in 136 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
YALSA Quick Picks selection 2015, Commended CCBC Best Books 2014, Commended
It's only stealing bikes. Who could it hurt?

Nick just wants to replace the TV his sister accidentally broke before their foster parents find out. To repay the debt, the sixteen-year-old has to steal bikes, break them down and rebuild them to sell. But the debt and the violence keep growing. Even Nick’s own beloved fixed-gear bike—the fixie he built with his dad—is up for grabs.
   Should Nick recruit younger “runts” to do his dirty work? Should he find a way to give back the bike of the cute girl at the diner now that he sort of likes her? And how can Nick protect his little sister from the creepy guy with the shades?

Rita Feutl has been a writer since she was seven years old, when she finally learned enough English (as a second language) to string sentences together. Bike Thief is her first novel in the Orca Soundings series. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta. For more information, visit www.ritafeutl.com.

"A highly engaging read [that] takes readers on a fast-paced journey through the criminal underworld of bike thieves. The plot, itself, is very believable as it shows the realities of human error and how one mistake has the potential to snowball into catastrophe...Feutl has created characters with which the reader can sympathize." - CM Magazine

"A realistic story that shows how easy it is for teenagers to fall into difficult situations." - Resource Links

"With a slim size that’s perfect for struggling and reluctant readers, this is a suspenseful tale with a surprising twist and satisfying conclusion." - Booklist Online

"Will serve not only the hi-lo crowd but any YA reader looking for a lightning-paced super-quick pick." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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