Drop into the world of rule-breaking, gravity-defying girls who shred riding freestyle BMX.
More than a girls’ sports book or a BMX biking book, Shredded is a motivating push-your-limits story that takes on feminism, friendship, sexism, and sibling rivalry.
Josie Peters thinks she’ll do anything to ride in the Ultimate BMX freestyle event the summer before her senior year. To hit the qualifying events in the Midwest, Josie and her friends take off on a summer road trip where late-night parties, an intimidating mega ramp, and the lure of sponsorships spark friction between the girls. When Josie’s best chance for success depends on her relationship with flashy rider R.T. Torres, she has to decide what she’s trying to win and how much she’ll sacrifice.
Even readers unfamiliar with BMX or extreme sports will be caught up in the adrenaline rush of Josie’s tricks, wipeouts, and wins. Hints of romance provide extra conflict without overtaking the main plot. Ideal for fans of realistic young
adult fiction, Shredded features a strong female lead character who goes after what she wants by taking action.
“Shredded is the holy grail of young adult fiction.
This book is absolutely perfect.”
– San Francisco Book Review (5 stars)
“Avivi makes each event and stunt come alive. She also addresses some very important issues about how young women are frequently treated in
extreme sport competitions, and how that can be changed by the young women who participate.”
– Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite (5 stars)