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Freerunner

By David Trifunov

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Fourteen-year-old Patrick and his mother leave their small town for Ottawa, where Patrick quickly becomes frustrated at his new-kid status. Out of boredom, he steals a pair of headphones from the Rideau Centre, and tries to run, climb and jump his way out of trouble when he is caught. To his surprise, the police officer, Constable Jack, is willing to get the charges dropped — on one condition: Patrick has to train with him in parkour, or freerunning, for twelve weeks.

Since he's behind his teammates, Patrick trains extra hard and finds that he has a talent for parkour — and that, maybe, he belongs in the city. He also finds a crush, Parker, who has a background in gymnastics, and a rival, Jayden, who has a bad attitude. Both boys become determined to outdo one another and win Parker's heart. When the tension between them reaches new heights, Constable Jack surprises Patrick again: He won't punish the boys, and they'll settle the score in a competition. But they aren't just fighting for the prize 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.

Freerunner is David Trifunov's latest story exploring jealousy, status and self-esteem on and off the play area.

After stealing a pair of headphones and trying to run, climb and jump his way out of trouble, fourteen-year-old Patrick is surprised when the police officer is willing to get the charges dropped. But there's one condition — Patrick has to train with him in parkour, or freerunning.

Patrick must train extra hard to catch up to his new teammates and finds that he has a talent for parkour. When he develops a special friendship with a girl named Parker at the club, it creates tension with a teammate who is threatened by his success in the sport and his bond with Parker. Can Patrick and his rival put aside their differences when the parkour action intensifies?

DAVID TRIFUNOV is an award-winning sportswriter and journalist whose work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and websites across Canada and the United States. He is the author of the Sports Stories novels Snow Soccer and Ice Time. He lives in Kelowna, B.C.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 1st February 2018
ISBN: 9781459412804
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 120 pages
Publication Date: 1st February 2018
ISBN: 9781459412811
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV032100, JUV032150, JUV039090, JUV039100, JUV039140, JUV039250
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.0

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