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VOYAThis book makes the most of its coffee-table format. Hundreds of captioned photographs, including some incredible double-page spreads, complement the text and allow the reader visual access to the world of motocross. Readers can learn about the evolution of the sport and fourteen of its greatest stars, but the photographs are what will make a teen browse through this book while sitting in his or her favorite library chair. The text is informative, with some good anecdotes and quotes thrown into the mix, but overall the writers fail to capture the excitement of the sport. The text, however, is clearly not the main focus of the book, and the photographs are what will enable teens to feel the raw energy and power that motocross generates. The authors are definitely experts on motocross and highly qualified to write the book. The short biographies of the sport's biggest names are much more readable than the bland history lesson at the beginning. The quotes from the riders will help teens to identify with them. For example, motocross rider Mark Larocco states in his biography, "I was actually pretty comfortable as an outsider, and because of that I never tried to fit in or get noticed." This book is clearly not for every library and is one that might be perused quite often without ever being checked out. Larger libraries will want to purchase it if extreme sports or motocross are popular among their teen patrons. VOYA Codes: 3Q 2P S A/YA (Readable without serious defects; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Adult-marketed book recommended for Young Adults). 2003, Harry N. Abrams, 160p.; Photos., PLB. Ages 15 to Adult.