Inspired by a true story
It’s hard to be the new girl, but it’s even harder being the new girl who races dirt bikes . . .
Ever since her parents forced her to move from Canada to Silvertown, Colorado, Clover Kassedy hasn’t fit in. So how do you deal when everyone hates you?
Focusing all her energy on racing her motorcycle did it for a while, but now that Clover’s managed to find a bestie and a boyfriend, the pressure on the sixteen-year-old is worse than ever.
She’s determined to get to the World Championships, where she could finally meet her idol – an Australian, the World Champion – and have a shot at becoming a professional dirt bike racer. But with her super- competitive dad, workaholic mother and relentless bullies at races and at high school, Clover is struggling to make her dreams a reality.
Will it be her scheming ex-best-friend who shatters her world? Or will she let her ‘perfect’ boyfriend – the guy who has finally made her feel like she belongs in their school and their town – stop her from becoming an international racing star?
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I’m super excited to review REV GIRL by Leigh Hutton. As you guys know, my debut novel was also about motocross so when I had the opportunity to read this book, I jumped all over it. The basis of this novel is the story of a girl with a passion to not only race dirt bikes but to be a champion. Unfortunately, teenage problems, family, boys and friends keep getting in the way.
Clover (cutest name ever!) finds happiness in racing dirt bikes-or at least she did, until her super shitty bitch of a rival beats her in the beginning of the book. In an effort to overcome her disappointment, Clover decides to ditch her bike for a while and try things the cool kid way, by partying, dressing cool and flirting. This is a struggle because Clover has never really fit in thanks to being a racer and a new student who moved around the country. With the help of her friend Sera, she gets out there, gets drunk, and lands a super hot boyfriend.
Of course none of this is conducive her to passion to be a racing champion, now is it? This is where the book got good. Clover made some mistakes and realized that if she wanted to have what it takes to live her dream, she needs to lay off of trying to impress everyone else and start impressing herself by working hard at the races.
I thought this book was an interesting look into enduro racing with an Australian/Canadian twist, since I only know about American motocross. It was also perfect for the young adult reader, as I’m sure most of them can relate to how it feels to be pressured by your friends, family, and guys. I won’t give away the ending, but I’ll say that Clover had to work hard to get what she wants, and she totally deserves what happens.
Inspired by a true story