Yellow Flag

Yellow Flag

by Robert Lipsyte
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Yellow Flag 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In my opinion this book is 4 out of 5 stars. The book starts out slow because it just talks about Kyle's confilict with racing and be in a marching band. He loves racing because his whole family is in racing and they make a living off amature racing, but he also loves being in a marching band. Then the first race of the season is on a day when the marching is supposed to march. So he goes to the race and spots like he is supposed to and only thinks about marching band. I think the concept of this over and over is boring. The meat of this book is that stuff. The only interesting part of the book is the end when there is a climatic race. The outcome is predictable, but after the race the finally part of the book is mediocre.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yellow flag is a really captivating story about a teen who's stuck betweeen two versions of his life that he can live. Kyle the main character can either stay in his band or stick to racing but he doesnt want to choose, he's keeping his options opened. I think the author excelled in the action for this book, but the author lacked the conclusion. I can not stress how diasappointed i was to find out that the author never wrote the ending, but then i remembered back to another story similar to this and the author intended for the readers to conclude themselves, it just all depends on what type of person you are. You can conclude that Kyle sticks to racing and racing alone (and to Jimmie) or you can say that he goes back to the band (and nicole). Personally I think he races. I really recommend reading this book, its thought provoking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was pretty good. It ccould be a little more clear at the begging of the book.
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There are two brothers that race cars. One is very good, and the other is too, but he is into music not racing. He has to choose between music and racing. Robert Lipsyte, the one that wrote this book, is an exciting writer. Mostly every review he gets is good and almost no bad ones. In the story Kyle has a problem to choose if he should race or play the trumpet. He starts out playing a lot of music, but Kris gets hurt so he has to race for him. He realizes that he's good so he tries to do both music and racing. It finally gets to the point where he has to choose and he chose racing so the family brand lives on and they family makes a new car for him to race with his brother Kris alongside him. Also, the author did a great job on this book. The plot never was boring at all there was always a purpose for everything. The characters were good but there were too many of them. It was hard to follow sometimes. I think the theme of it is that you should never give up and go for what you want in life. In the end the book was great. I would recommend it to all ages. It is action packed, and very interesting. At the end of the book where Kyle chooses racing it is a good thing but hopefully he doesn't give up music though. I would give this book a great review.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has alot of adventure and goes through journey of a boy seeking what he wants to do, band or racecar driving and it shows that at any momment a person can change their dreams. This was one of those books that is hard to put down after you start reading it. I especially recommend this book to people that like and follow NASCAR because he goes through similar things that NASCAR drivers in way also go through.
Guest More than 1 year ago
first off, i think the idea is of racing is cool. the main character, Kyle, can't choose if he wants to race or play the trumpet. i mean the author doesn't even make him choose!! in the book they clearly can't co-exist, so he's going to have to choose eventually, y not write his choice in the book??? another thing that annoyed me in the book was that Kyle kind of had two realtionships, he couldn't decide if he wanted to date nicole, a girl who is in the band, or Jimmie, a girl in the racing buisness. Other than these two things, the book was okay.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you like racing? Well, if you do then Yellow Flag is a great book for you. In the story, Kyle¿s older brother Kris gets injured in a racing accident. Kyle must take over to keep his brother¿s seat warm and to keep the steady money intake of their racing corporation. Even though Kyle isn¿t into racing and would rather stick to playing his trumpet, he decides to jump into the racing suit and make his family proud. During his racing experience, it finally comes to his that he loves to race and he belongs in the racing business.