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Freerunner
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Freerunner

By David Trifunov

This book will be available 1st April 2018. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$12.95 Paperback
This book will be available 1st April 2018. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$8.95 Ebook
EPUB Not available
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.

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, 128 pages
Publication Date: 1st April 2018
ISBN: 9781459412804
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 128 pages
Publication Date: 1st April 2018
ISBN: 9781459412811
Format: EPUB

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

Interest age: From 10 To 13

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