Saturday, February 11, 2017

Velocity by Chris Wooding - ESSENTIAL

Wooding, Chris Velocity, 336 pages.  Scholastic, 2017.  $19.  Language: PG-13 (37 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG-13.

Cassica dreams of little her nowhere hometown of Coppermouth and she knows that racing is her only way out; her best friend Shania just wants to follow Cassica and be her mechanic.  When the pair are discovered by a talent scout, they enter the much more physically and emotionally dangerous, cut-throat world of high-priced racing.  Both of the girls may be out of their depth in more ways than one.  They aren’t even sure that their friendship can survive the stress, let alone if they can survive their races.

Wooding’s book is a high-adrenalin rush to the finish, hardly allowing a pause for the reader or the characters to catch a breath or a break.  I always enjoy adding a new book to my racing collection.

MS – ADVISABLE; HS - ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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