Young Adult Lit/Crit

April 29, 2008

Tony Hawk, Professional Skateboarder

Filed under: Look What I'm Reading for Book Club! — scrollman @ 11:47 am

Following a request for a YA skateboarding title, I picked up Tony Hawk, Professional Skateboarder,  an autiobiography co-written by Sean Mortimer.  In some ways, the beginning of this book reminds of King of the Mild Frontier.  As a child, Tony is prone to serious temper tantrums, and drives his parents up the wall.  At school he is smart, but bored, and frequently gets into trouble.  It is only until his brother gives him his old skateboard that Tony finds an outlet for his intense energy, and begins his long, arduous, and passionate journey toward becoming a professional skateboarder.  This book is fantastic for anyone interested in skateboarding, or a true story about someone who made his dreams come true. 

Jonathan

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1 Comment »

  1. Hey everyone,
    I was at Barnes and Noble this weekend and in the YA section, there was a title called SKATE. It’s fiction and I picked it up and was browsing through it. The main character is a skater, but it didn’t look like this was an essential part of the book. However, I can’t know for sure without having read it. Just thought I would throw that out there!

    -Mandy

    Comment by mandygrl101 — April 29, 2008 @ 4:17 pm


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