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Drop In; volume One (Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution)

by Donald Lemke

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Reason for Reading: I'm always willing to give a Stone Arch book a try.

I wasn't quite sure what I was in for with this book as I know nothing about skateboarding. The book is most certainly written for a targeted audience of skateboarders and the whole lingo is there, leaving me scratching my head at times but I'm sure those in the know would find the characters authentic. This did take me a while to get into the story but once I got used to both the skateboarding and Southern California slang "gnarly ollie, dude!" I settled into the book and actually enjoyed the story. We have realistic teens, two boys both living with a single parent mother, one whose father just took off one day when he was small. The other, our main character, Omar, whose father was presumed killed in a dangerous surfing accident a few years back. The boys find themselves the target of a secret organization who have chosen Omar to be the one to collect the pieces of a magic skateboard, once belonging to Tony Hawk, and put them back together again.

Surprisingly, I had a fun time reading this and am sure the targeted audience, pre- and young skateboarding teens will love the fast-paced adventure and classic fantasy quest. The first four volumes have been published and each one focuses on a new recruit to the organization called "Revolution". The book is all text except for a short graphic sequence at the beginning and a much longer graphic sequence as the plot nears its climax. Fun and recommended for reluctant readers. ( )
  ElizaJane | Jan 3, 2012 |
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Omar Grebes never slows down. When he’s not shredding concrete at Ocean Beach Skate Park, he’s kicking through surf at Imperial Beach or scarfing down fish tacos from the nearest roadside shop. Soon, his wiry six-foot frame and live-or-die lifestyle catch the attention of big-name sponsors. But one of them offers Omar more than he bargained for . . . a chance to join the mysterious 900 Revolution and claim a piece of history.
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Omar Grebes and his friend Tommy Goff are both reckless skateboarders, but when they become involved with a mysterious organization called The Revolution, things get confusing and dangerous.

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