"A light and easy read which deserves a space on library or classroom shelves. Highly Recommended."
"This book is lots of fun to read....The story promotes physical activity and the value of family."
Children's Literature - Naomi Williamson
Nikki finds herself living in a new city with her aunt, who is a judge. Nikki's brother has basically tuned out both Nikki and their aunt, leaving Nikki struggling to deal with the death of their parents as well as a new home. Without friends in Winnipeg, Nikki feels that she is wandering aimlessly without a support group that she so badly needs. This support group is her friends in the sport of parkour, which is Nikki's true love . In her words, "Parkour is about movement. It's about making anything in my path a part of my run. It's about overcoming obstacles by moving over or through them. Parkour is an attitude. Above all it's about being free." (p. 2) Readers will find that this book is a worthwhile introduction into the sport of parkour. As Nikki begins to find her place and make friends, she discovers that her brother is in serious trouble and she is the one to help him. The additional elements of mystery and excitement make it more than just a book about a sport. It also deals with judging people by their outer image before you get to know the inner person. Easy to read, it will be encouraging for reluctant readers who are daunted by more challenging books. Reviewer: Naomi Williamson
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Parkour is about movement, it's about making anything and everything in my path a part of my run. It's about overcoming obstacles by moving over or through them. Parkour is an attitude. Above all it's about being free.
At least, that's what Derek used to say.