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The Wrong Side of the Tracks: A Coming-Age-Story of First Love and True Friendship - Book 1
     

The Wrong Side of the Tracks: A Coming-Age-Story of First Love and True Friendship - Book 1

4.2 13
by Mike Wells
 

14 year old Stephen moves into a tough neighborhood and soon finds himself in love with Kristine, one of the prettiest girls in his class. Kristine appears to like him, too, but Stephen learns she "belongs" to a big, mean football player who's three years older. Despite warnings from his best friend, Stephen moves ahead anyway. All hell breaks loose. Will Stephen

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14 year old Stephen moves into a tough neighborhood and soon finds himself in love with Kristine, one of the prettiest girls in his class. Kristine appears to like him, too, but Stephen learns she "belongs" to a big, mean football player who's three years older. Despite warnings from his best friend, Stephen moves ahead anyway. All hell breaks loose. Will Stephen allow himself to be shoved into the background, or will he win the girl he truly loves?

5 Stars! Wrong Side of the Tracks is set in the teenage hell known as high school. -- Cindy Harrison
5 Stars! Very well-written, exciting, and keeps you reading till the end! -- Billie J. Copas

5 Stars! a great book with a lot of turns and twists in it. -- MacKenzie Becker

From Dustin Reviews
The Wrong Side of the Tracks was one of those remarkable reads thatsucked this reader right out of the real world and into Wells fictional story book universe. When one finds such a read, it's magical. From the first paragraph, I was reminded of the 1986 American dramatic film: Stand By Me, directed by Rob Reiner. Based on the novella The Body by Stephen King which starred Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and others. Reading The Wrong Side of the Tracks was like visiting old friends that I hadn't seen in years. Although Stephen King's and Mike Wells stories are quite different, they share a similar overall feel. Wells brought the teenage (main) characters to life in a way that I felt I was actually part of the story itself, although I was a silent observer. Wells descriptions and dialogue are spot on and weaves a very realistic and believable story. The Wrong Side of the Tracks holds true to Wells reputation as a writer of 'unputdownable' novels.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011333408
Publisher:
Mike Wells
Publication date:
05/27/2011
Series:
Wrong Side of the Tracks , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
79,027
File size:
200 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of over 20 "unputdownable" thriller and suspense novels, including Lust, Money & Murder and Passion, Power & Sin. He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide. Formerly a screenwriter, Wells has a fast-paced, cinematic writing style. His work is often compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists. He currently lives in Europe and has taught in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford.

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The Wrong Side of the Tracks: A Coming-Age-Story of First Love and True Friendship - Book 1 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
NICKMACK More than 1 year ago
I just love all of Mike Wells books. This book was very good. It kept you in suspense all of the time. I enjoyed it so much that I couldn't put it down and also purchased Book 2. It was fantastic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Had to buy the second book to finish the story....but it was worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But didn't realize it wasn't the WHOLE story----but is "to be continued."
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Ok book
JwlsMacRay More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this short book. I have read other books by this author and it is nice to see he writes different types of books. I thought the characters were well developed. I enjoyed the turmoil with Ben and Stephen. Friendships are not always simple. Loved the train detective chasing after Ben, funny. I will definitely be reading the next book so I can find out what I think might happen with Stephen. Great writing once again Mr. Wells.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It likes takes your breath away in the beggining when ben lays im the middle of the railroad tracks while a train is coming so breath taking you just could feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end love this book ready cant wait to read further
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect read. Laughed like a million times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book, loved it!! characters just came to life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago