From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
14-year-old Patrick and his mother leave their small town for the city. Out of boredom and frustration, he steals a pair of headphones. When he’s caught, the police officer, Constable Jack, is willing to get the charges dropped if Patrick trains with him in parkour for twelve weeks.
While Patrick trains extra hard he develops a crush on Parker and a rivalry with Jayden. When the tension with Jayden reaches new heights, Constable Jack decides they’ll settle the score in a competition. But they aren’t just fighting for best individual — there’s also the prize for best club at stake. That means Patrick and Jayden will have to learn to work together.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||120|
School Library Journal
“[T]hese books effectively combine high-impact action scenes with sophisticated social themes.”—School Library Journal
Author: David Trifunov
David Trifunov is an award-winning sportswriter and freelance journalist based in Lake Country, BC. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and websites across Canada and the United States.
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Lorimer Sports Stories
Realistic, action-packed sports stories for reluctant middle-grade readers. Each book covers a contemporary theme—like bullying, friendship or prejudice—set against the backdrop of a specific sport. The themes will appeal to kids who play sports, such as rivalry, teamwork, competition… View available downloads →