Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shredded - A novel about a girl who rides BMX

Press Release Did you know that there’s an award-winning novel about rule-breaking, gravity-defying girls who shred riding freestyle BMX?

It’s called Shredded, and here’s what it’s about: 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.

Shredded is a fast-paced, fun read that tackles feminism, friendship, sexism, and sibling rivalry. 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 story.

Shredded is receiving rave reviews and praise:

WINNER of the SCBWI Spark Award : Karen Avivi for her heart-pounding BMX bike girl YA novel, Shredded

5 STARS “Shredded is the holy grail of young adult fiction. … This book is absolutely perfect.” – San Francisco Book Review

“... this book is so good it made me want to start shouting empowerment slogans at the top of my lungs like some sort of deranged Spice Girl.” – Litchick’s Hit List

 “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’ Favourite

Shredded is available on amazon, the ibookstore, and most online booksellers. 

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