Two Foot Punch

Two Foot Punch

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by Anita Daher
     
 

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More than anything, Nikki wants to be free – of the grief and rage that have engulfed her since her parent’s death. But as long as her brother continues to destroy himself, she will be trapped in an endless cycle of blame and pain. In order to save her brother, Nikki must tangle with a dangerous criminal and put all her physical and mental skills to the

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More than anything, Nikki wants to be free – of the grief and rage that have engulfed her since her parent’s death. But as long as her brother continues to destroy himself, she will be trapped in an endless cycle of blame and pain. In order to save her brother, Nikki must tangle with a dangerous criminal and put all her physical and mental skills to the test.

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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
CM Magazine
"A light and easy read which deserves a space on library or classroom shelves. Highly Recommended."
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"This book is lots of fun to read....The story promotes physical activity and the value of family."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554697687
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
Orca Sports
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

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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.

Meet the Author

Anita Daher draws writing inspiration from the many places she's been blessed to spend time which include Summerside, PEI; Yellowknife, NT; Churchill, MB; Baker Lake, NU and Sault Ste. Marie, ON. She holds memberships in The Writers' Union of Canada, The Canadian Children's Book Center, The Manitoba Writers' Guild, The Saskatchewan Writers Guild, and was a founding member of the Territorial Writers Association. When she's not writing, Anita likes to spend time baking, playing her guitar (badly), and turning her backyard garden into a haven for neighbourhood bunnies.

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Two Foot Punch 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read. Very discriptive but could have been longer. Great read if you are into parkour. A younng girl named nikki blames her brother for her brother and hates him. Until now. When her brother Derek gets involved with a gang, she knows shes the only one who can save him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love lots of mystery
Mntnapoet More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy free running or parkour and a little mystery you will enjoy Two Foot Punch.