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Gary Sutherland sits between two cops, busted for skateboarding on private property--as if there was anywhere else to skate. Gary and his friends pretty much live on their boards, so the harder the trick or the more outrageous the venue, the better the skating.
When they find an abandoned, empty, curved pool they're in heaven--the skating is so wild they call the pool The Grave. But before long they find The Grave's days are numbered: developers are going to tear it up to build another completely-enclosed, air-conditioned, secure, skateboard-unfriendly shopping mall. Gary and his friend Sheila decide to put a stop to the mall, and once they start digging into the developers' business they find a whole lot of trouble. It'll take more than helmets and wrist-guards to get out of The Grave safely.
Skateboard Shakedown is a fast paced story of two young people who fight to save what they value most--against great odds.
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LESLEY CHOYCE is a novelist and poet living at Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia. A former grand champion of the Men's Open Canadian National Surfing Championships he surfs on the Atlantic coast year-round along with running a literary publishing house and teaching English at Dalhousie University. He also has a regular nationally-broadcast program on Vision TV called Off the Page with Lesley Choyce. He is the author of more than fifty books of poetry fiction and non-fiction for adults and children including Carrie's Crowd and Go For It Carrie. His writing has earned him several awards including two Dartmouth Book Awards and the Ann Connor Brimer Award for the Young Adult novel Good Idea Gone Bad. Five of his previous Formac novels have received the Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Our Choice" Award. The Ottawa Citizen calls him "a national treasure."Review:
"Highly recommended." (Canadian Materials)
"Fast-paced ... realistic." (Calgary Herald)
"Packed with excitement and danger." (Atlantic Provinces Book Review)
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Book Description Formac, 1993. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP73201448