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Speed Freak

Speed Freak (Paperback)

By Beale, Fleur

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Exciting plot-driven book about a teenage competitive driver. Archie Barrington, fifteen, is the third generation of his family to drive karts competitively. He's good and this is the year he and his dad have decided he'll have a shot at the Challenge series of six races. If he c...omes out the winner over all then he wins the chance to race in Europe. However, he's not the only good driver after the prize. Craig is his main rival, and Craig's father is wealthy and prepared to spend whatever it takes to help his son win the Challenge. Archie doesn't let Craig worry him, but Silver Adams is another matter. She's come back into karting after a two year break and her ambition seems to be to drive her kart like a weapon of destruction to others on the track, Archie in particular. His life isn't the smoothest at home either, thanks to Dad's new girlfriend Erica who, in Archie's opinion, is ridiculously overprotective of her seven year old son Felix. Karting is the last thing in the world she intends for him to do. However, shy, reserved Felix is fascinated by the whole world of karts. Archie and Craig dice all year u first Archie wins at a Challenge meeting, but next time Craig does. Archie must win the sixth and last meeting if he's to win the series. All is going well until disaster strikes in the pre-final when he's pushed off the track and breaks an axle. That's it. Craig will go to Europe but he won't. Then Silver comes to the rescue unexpectedly and Archie is able to drive the race of his life.
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ISBN 9781775534709
Published NZ 6 Sep 2013
Publisher Random House
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781775534709
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House New Zealand Ltd
Published 6 Sep 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Beale, Fleur
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Sporting Stories
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 823.2
Weight 226g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Young adult