TT: Full Throttle
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TT: Full Throttle

By Nicole Winters

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Scott has one obsession: to fulfill his late father's dream of racing in the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, the most dangerous and prestigious motorcycle road race in the world. Far from their home in British Columbia and still reeling from a recent tragedy, Scott and his roommates-turned-pit crew have only five days during Practice Week to secure a spot in the TT. Scott must qualify with a fast enough time or he doesn't race. But the pressure of working with a rookie crew on the potentially lethal course puts Scott's safety and his friendships on the line. As race day draws near he and his friends will have to swallow their pride to help Scott achieve his dream.

This is a high-octane motorcycle racing novel for reluctant teen readers.

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"I wasnt prepared for the depth of the character building that Nicole Winters achieved in the 260 pages of her book. If you love bikes, buy this book. If you dont love bikes, buy this book anyway. In addition to actually creating a realistic presentation of what it means to race a motorcycle to its edge and beyond, more importantly -- this book showcases the people who do it, and how they cope with personal tragedy, victory and pain -- and the balance of risk, even in the midst of love."

- Mobtreal.com

"Winters does a wonderful job of not only explaining the technical aspects of the bikes, but also her description of the course. The scenes in which Scott is on the track, whether in practice or during a qualifying run, are superbly written. The reader not only experiences the thrill of the sharp turns and fast straight sections, but also gets inside Scotts mind as to what he is thinking about at that moment." 5/5 stars

- Lance Smith The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books

"Winters' descriptions of Scott's thoughts as he races down a track realistically convey the excitement and adrenaline rush a biker feels during a competition. Her rapid fire description of what it's like to ride a bike at 160 mph and her enthusiastic articulation of motorcycle mechanics should have teen boys (however reluctant the reader) tearing through the pages of the novel and Googling videos of the infamous Isle of Man TT, statistically the most dangerous motorcycle race in the world. In TT Full Throttle, Winters has successfully delivered an action-packed young adult novel without skimping on character development . . . and without the teen angst."
Recommended 3/4 stars

- Jenice Batiforra CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Winters has done an excellent job researching the racing aspects of TT: Full Throttle."

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"A great book about a great event."

- Charlie Williams, 52-time qualifying TT rider, 9-time TT winner

"Speed, suspense, adventure, and love. The author grabbed every emotion a TT racer experiences and told the story perfectly."

- Brandon Cretu, 4-time qualifying TT rider

"This may be fiction, but it captures the real life tension and dramas experienced by every TT newcomer."

- John McBride, 3-time qualifying TT rider

NICOLE WINTERS wrote TT: Full Throttle as a result of her visits to the Isle of Man to research the races and served as a roadside marshal and member of the press. TT: Full Throttle is Nicole's first novel. Nicole has also written for film and television and is collaborating on a photography book with world-renowned race photographer Stephen Davison whose photograph appears on the cover of this book. She lives in Toronto.


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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 264 pages
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405165
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in

Binding: Hardback, 264 pages
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405158
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405172
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:, JUV032100, JUV039030, JUV039090
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 13 To 17
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 4.2
Lexile Reading Level: 850L


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