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Sunday, December 22, 2013

TT FULL THROTTLE by Nicole Winters

TT by Nicole WintersPublisher:  Lorimer
Date to be Released:  March 2014
Pages:  264

About the Book:  Scott has one obsession: to fulfill his late father's dream of racing in the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, the most dangerous and prestigious motorcycle road race in the world. Far from their home in British Columbia and still reeling from a recent tragedy, Scott and his roommates-turned-pit crew have only five days during Practice Week to secure a spot in the TT. Scott must qualify with a fast enough time or he doesn't race. But the pressure of working with a rookie crew on the potentially lethal course puts Scott's safety and his friendships on the line. As race day draws near he and his friends will have to swallow their pride to help Scott achieve his dream.

This is a high-octane motorcycle racing novel for reluctant teen readers.

Wanda's Review:  Kudos to the author, Nicole Winters, for creating a story that will certainly appeal to the young readers. Adventure, tragedy, pain, exhilaration and triumph are all included in this young adult book that never loses momentum. 

It was Scott and his father's dream of racing in the Tourist Trophy Races. Unfortunately his father died before this dream came true. For a long time Scott and his father had planned to travel together to the Isle of Man for this dangerous and prestigious race, but now Scott must do it alone and for his father's memory. 

The TT was the oldest and toughest road race in the world - there was nothing quite like it - sometimes called the Mount Everest of road races. The adrenaline starts to flow as the racers try to qualify. Race officials take into account your previous race history, and your reputation. To qualify for the big race, practice runs must be good enough. It is an inexperienced crew, and do they have the skills to get them through this race? Many conflicts arise, and the story unfolds ---

The author does a great job getting into the minds of the characters and the plot moves along quickly with interesting twists and turns along the way. A great YA read! 4 stars.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and publisher to read and review. All opinions shared are my own.

Nicole WintersThe Author - Nicole Winters
NICOLE WINTERS is the author of TT: FULL THROTTLE, her first novel for young adults published by James Lorimer & Company Ltd.

As a C average student with a learning disability, Nicole was herself a reluctant reader. That changed when, at the age of twelve, she was assigned S. E. Hinton’s classic YA novel The Outsiders. After devouring the book in a single sitting, Nicole came to understand how the right story can capture the imagination and enthusiasm of anyone – reluctant reader or otherwise. From there, Nicole gravitated towards tales of adventure, suspense and horror. The elements she loved in those stories are carried into her own work which combines fast-paced action-adventure with teens in realistic and believable situations. Her works focus on human relationships and the personal journeys of the characters, creating stories she hopes will excite and inspire young readers.

Nicole enjoys travelling the world, but calls Toronto home and is currently at work on her next novel, The Jock and the Fat Chick.