A toda velocidad: (Overdrive)

A toda velocidad: (Overdrive)

by Eric Walters
     
 

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Jake has finally got his driver's license, and tonight he has his brother's car as well. He and his friend Mickey take the car out and cruise the strip. When they challenge another driver to a street race, a disastrous chain reaction causes an accident. Jake and Mickey leave the scene, trying to convince themselves they were not involved. Jake finds he cannot pretend…  See more details below

Overview

Jake has finally got his driver's license, and tonight he has his brother's car as well. He and his friend Mickey take the car out and cruise the strip. When they challenge another driver to a street race, a disastrous chain reaction causes an accident. Jake and Mickey leave the scene, trying to convince themselves they were not involved. Jake finds he cannot pretend it didn't happen and struggles with the right thing to do. Should he pretend he was not involved? Or should he go to the police?

Editorial Reviews

Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media
"The book is written at a level accessible to most middle school students and is an excellent resource for ELL and struggling readers...The teen voice in this story is authentic."
Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee
"A fast moving and exciting book that will capture young teens' imagination and will keep them reading...Spanish speakers will be able to read them very quickly and will come back looking for more."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554694303
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Series:
Orca Spanish Soundings Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
File size:
203 KB
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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—Tenemos que irnos de aquí . No podemos hacer nada. Ya hay gente ayudá ndolos y llamando a la policí a. Lo único que podemos hacer es buscarnos un problema.

Meet the Author

Eric Walters began writing in 1993 as a way to entice his grade five students into becoming more interested in reading and writing. At the end of the year, one student suggested that he try to have his story published. Since that first creation, Eric’s novels have all become best-sellers and have won over eighty awards. Often his stories incorporate themes that reflect his background in education and social work and his commitment to humanitarian and social-justice issues. He is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 70,000 students per year in schools across the country. Eric lives in Mississauga, Ontario, with his wife and three children.

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